Students are required to have an insurance plan. However; the insurance plans provided in Turkey to international citizens are found to be more comprehensive.
Students, who arrive in Turkey without an insurance plan, are required to sign the "Immigration Administration Sigorta Form" issued by the Provincial Immigration. By signing this form, you agree to purchase a valid insurance plan within 3 months of your university registration date.
You are required by Turkish law to have a health insurance in Turkey covering your whole placement. There are a few kinds of insurances you can have:
- Insurance covered by International Agreement (applicable to national hospitals)
- Government Social Security Insurance (applicable to national hospitals)
– Private health insurance (applicable to private hospitals)
In addition, all international students and scholars are offered free medical care at the İTÜ Medical Centers located at the relevant campuses.
The Department of Health Services, which is affiliated to the Health, Culture and Sports Department of our university, provides first hand health services to students, academic and administrative personnel and their immediate family members.
Ayazağa Health Services has a pediatric specialist, practitioners, dentist, psychologist, cardiologist, gynecologist, radiologist, biochemist, nursery, emergency specialists and ambulances and laboratory specialists.
Total blood count, sedimentation, fasting and satiety blood glucose, OGTT, Urea, Creatinine, Uric Acid, AST, ALT, ALP, GGT, Triglyceride, Total Cholesterol, HDL and LDL Cholesterol, Iron, Total Iron Binding Capacity (TDBC), Insulin Resistance (HOMA IR) and CRP are carried out. Blood Group and Total Urinary Incubation (TIT) are performed in patients with chronic hepatitis B, HbA1C, T4, TSH and Total PSA.
There are Operation and Observation Room, Nurse Room, USG Room, X-ray Unit, Dental Unit, Blood Collection Room, Biochemistry Laboratory, Polyclinic Rooms and Bureau, where dressings, injections and other medical interventions are carried out.