According to a new Greek law (number 4368) passed in April, the following people have free access to pharmaceutical and healthcare in hospitals and medical clinics all over Greece, regardless of their financial situation:
- Recognised refugees
- People with subsidiary protection
- Stateless people and members of their families (spouse and minor children)
Asylum seekers with a “protection card” — which is given to persons who have applied for asylum, or are waiting for an interview or appeal — have free access to hospitals in Greece.
Even if a residence permit is expired or an appeals process is underway, public health for asylum seekers and refugees is free.
Pregnant women, minors and disabled people have free access to health care.
What Is Included?
The following medical services are free of charge for people who are eligible:
- Hospital admission and care
- Pharmaceutical treatment, medicine that is prescribed by a doctor
- Emergency health care
- First aid should be provided to anyone who needs it.