Visiting GHS doctors after hours will cost Euros 25

The General Healthcare Scheme just got more expensive with patients liable to be charged Euros 25 for visiting a doctor outside normal working hours.

The Cyprus Health Insurance Organisation has announced that both general practitioners and specialists can charge patients up to Euros 25 for visits after 8 pm or before 7 am.

It said patients visiting doctors between 8 pm and 7 am on weekdays, and at any time on weekends or public holidays will be asked to pay the doctor a higher fee as they would if not referred by their GP.

This fee excludes visits/services by doctors specialising in radiology, radiotherapy, cytology and pathological anatomy.

The HIO is also asking beneficiaries to report cases where the above-mentioned charge is not applied by physicians at the GHS helpline 17000 or via email info@gesy.org.cy.

Source: The Financial Mirror