- July 23, 2019
- Posted by: ongun akay
- Category: General Advice
Please be aware that the standard of mental healthcare in Turkey differs from Ireland.
It can be difficult to access appropriate medical facilities that have mental healthcare professionals who speak English. Pre-existing mental health issues should be declared when purchasing travel insurance as otherwise the policy may not cover treatment or hospital costs.
Please consult your doctor before travelling. Ensure you have sufficient amount of medication for your trip, along with an up-to-date prescription or letter from your doctor. Be aware that heat and hot weather can impact mental health and the effectiveness of certain medication.
If you become concerned for your mental health (or the mental health of a friend / family member) while in Turkey please contact the Embassy (+90 312 4591000) or the Consular Assistance team in Dublin (+353 1 408 2000). We can direct you to local medical facilities and help you make contact with friends / family in Turkey or Ireland. Please note the Embassy cannot provide medical advice or funds to return home.
See link below for our latest Travel Advice for Turkey, now including a section on Mental Health.
Source: Irish Embassy Turkey