Health Insurance
Health Insurance
Health Insurance

Campus Medical Office

Bahçeşehir University Health Center offers advice on emergency treatment and consultations on personal and health matters. A doctor is available Monday through Thursday between 09:00 and 17:30 and a medical nurse is on duty Monday through Friday between 09:00 and 22:30.

Campus Psychological Consultancy Counseling Center

BAU runs two Counseling Center offices for students, at Beşiktaş and at Şişli. Psychologists are available by appointment to help students with personal or academic concerns. The Center operates under the ethics code of the Turkish Psychological Association, and keeps all correspondence confidential.

Medical Treatment & Medical Insurance in Turkey

Turkey’s Social Security Institution (SSI) insures all international full-time students, except for those in the country on student exchange. Students may activate their insurance on the first day of the academic year. Coverage will remain effective through the end of the academic year.

To activate coverage, students must go to the local health authority in Istanbul with

  • Their residence permit
  • Their passport and a photocopy of it
  • Their student identification paper from BAU

Students will get an SSI number upon registration, to be used at all medical appointments.

SSI covers the cost of most necessary medical appointments, and subsidizes most of the cost of necessary prescription medication. Extent of coverage differs between hospitals. Contact the International Students Office with questions. Note that most hospitals employ English-speaking doctors.

Exchange Students

All Exchange Students coming to BAU must have internationally valid health insurance.

List of Hospitals And Polyclinics

International Hospital

Nispetiye Cad. No: 19 Etiler

Phone: (0212) 280 40 30

Metropolitan Florence Nightingale Hospital

Cemil Aslangüder Sok. No: 8 Gayrettepe

Phone: (0212) 288 34 00

Dünya Göz Hastanesi (Eye Care Hospital)

Nispetiye Cad. Aydın Sok. No: 1 Levent

Phone: (0212) 281 11 11

American Hospital

Güzelbahçe Sok. Nişantaşı

Phone: (0212) 311 2000

Florence Nightingale Hospital

Abide-i Hürriyet Cad. No: 290 Çağlayan / Şişli

Phone: (0212) 224 4950

German Hospital (Alman Hastanesi)

Sıraselviler Cad. No: 119 Taksim

Phone: (0212) 293 2150

T.C. Şişli Etfal Hospital

34377 Şişli

Phone: (0212) 373 50 00

Sait Çiftçi Hospital

Barbaros Bulvarı Yıldız caddesi no:109 Beşiktaş/İstanbul

Phone: (0212) 236 77 62