Social Welfare for Disabled people in Cyprus
The Cypriot Government provides under the Social Insurance Scheme a number of healthcare benefits to those entitled to disability pensions or to persons who have been physical injured as a result of an occupational accident or who suffered an occupational disease. These benefits include free treatments, hospitalization and drugs. Dental care except for dentures, which are only provided to certain low-income groups of individuals, is also covered under the Social Insurance Scheme.
These healthcare services are provided through public medical institutions. In some cases the beneficiary can be treated in private hospitals with prior approval. Patients can choose any doctors who work in a public hospital and are not obliged to register with one general practitioner. Patients have to consult a public medical practitioner, who will then redirect them to a specialist or hospital depending on their state of health.
The healthcare benefits and services covered by the Social Insurance Scheme in Cyprus are listed on the left side menu.