Specialist centres

The below repository has been created to help locate accredited medical centres in Europe for the management of rare and complex conditions. It can be used by patients, parents and healthcare professionals.

According to the European Cross-Border HealthCare Directive, patients have the right to receive medical services in any member state of the European Union they wish, following their country's cross-border care procedures.

In Cyprus, the procedure is led by the Ministry of Health. According to this procedure, patients can submit a request to go abroad through their treating physician. If this is approved, the State undertakes the responsibility to cover all the medical expenses that derive. Non-medical expenses (e.g., travel and accommodation expenses) are borne by the patient or family.

Patients can also choose to go abroad for medical treatment entirely at their own expense.

The doctor is the most competent person to indicate suitable centres for the patient.

Relevant readings: Cross border healthcare (EnglishGreek); History on Directive 2011/24/EUQ&A: Patients' Rights in Cross-Border HealthcareEuropean Reference Networks (ERNs)European Patient Advocacy Groups (ePAGs)