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Hospitals in Greece open all day

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Twenty public hospitals or νοσοκομεία/nosokomeia in Greece are open until 22:00 on weekdays and 8:00-14:00 Saturdays from December 1, 2010, with the aim of better serving patients, increasing turnover to €1 billion in five years and offering cost-effective health care to households seeking to cut costs.

City hospitals of the national health system (ΕΣΥ/ESY) typically offer outpatient care weekdays 8:00 to 14:00 or 14:30, with some departments closing as early as 10:30 and ‘on-duty’ hospitals handling emergencies outside normal hours on a rotating basis. Hospitals in rural areas may only provide basic services and can be open as little as two hours a day, switching between summer and winter schedules. As a result, an increasing number of residents willingly pay more for private medical care, which is perceived as more trustworthy and convenient.

A total of 25 were scheduled to open all day in the first phase, but Eleftherotypia reports that five are now pending after disputes arose. The Greek Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (ΥΠΚΑ/YPKA) says participation is voluntary and envisions all hospitals will be open extended hours as part of its health care reform.

*Article last updated August 2, 2012

Athens

Agl. Kyriakou/Αγλ. Κυριακού Children’s Hospital
Thivon & Leivadeias, 11527 Αthens, (213) 2009000
www.aglaiakyriakou.gr

Evangelismos/ Ευαγγελισμός
Ipsilantou 45-47, Athens 106 75, (213) 2041000
www.evaggelismos-hosp.gr

Gennimatas Athens/Γεννηματάς Αθήνας
Mesogeion 154, Holargos 115 27, (213) 2032000
www.gna-gennimatas.gr

ΚΑΤ
Nikis 2, 145 61 Kifissia, (213) 2086000
www.kat-hosp.gr

Metaxa/Μεταξά
Botsari 51, Piraeus 185 37, (213) 207.9100
www.metaxa-hospital.gr

Tzaneio/Τζάνειο
Afentouli & Tzani, Piraeus 185 36, (213) 2081000
www.tzaneio.gr

Thessaloniki

AHEPA/ΑΧΕΠΑ
Stil Kyriakidi 1, 54 636 Thessaloniki, (2313) 303110
www.ahepahosp.gr

Alexandroupolis/Αλεξανδρούπολης
6th km. of Alexandroupolis Makris, Dragana 68100, (25510) 74000
www.pgna.gr

Papageorgiou/Παπαγεωργίου
Ring Road Neas Efkarpias, Thessaloniki 56249, (2313) 323000
www.papageorgiou-hospital.gr
www.gnpap.gr

Papanikolaou/Παπανικολάου
57010 Thessaloniki, (2313) 307000
www.gpapanikolaou.gr

Theageneio/Θεαγένειο
Alex Symeonidi 2, 54007 Thessaloniki, (2310) 898111
www.theagenio.gr (offline)

Elsewhere on the Mainland

Ioannina, University Hospital of/Πανεπιστημιακά Ιωαννίνων
Leof. Stavros Niarchos, 45500 Ioannina, (26510) 99111
www.uhi.gr

Kavala/Καβάλας
Amer. Erythrou Stavrou (American Red Cross) 1, 65201 Kavala, (2513) 501100
www.kavalahospital.gr

Larissa/Λάρισας
Tsakalof 1, Larissa 41221, (2410) 230031
www.larissahospital.gr (offline)

Patra Ag. Andreas/Πατρών Αγ. Ανδρέας
Tsertidou 1, 26335 Patra, (2613) 601000
www.agandreashosp.gr

Rio (Patra), University Hospital of/Πανεπιστημιακά Ρίου
26504 Rio of Patra, (2610) 999111
www.upatras.gr

Volos/Βόλου
Polymeri 134, Volos 38222, (24210) 94200
www.volos-hospital.gr

Crete

Chania, General Hospital of/Γενικό Χανίων
73100 Mournies Chania, (28210) 22000
www.chaniahospital.gr

Irakleio, General Hospital of/
Γενικό Ηρακλείου/Βενιζέλειο-Πανάνειο

Leof. Knossou Τ.Th. 44, (2813) 408000
www.venizeleio.gr

Irakleio, University Hospital of/Πανεπιστημιακό Ηρακλείου
71001 Irakleio, (2810) 392111
www.pagni.gr

Now Pending

Originally scheduled to open December 1 but now pending.

Ag. Savvas/ Άγ. Σάββας
Leof. Alexandras 171, 115 22 Athens, (210) 6409000
www.agsavvas-hosp.gr

Ag. Sofia/Αγ. Σοφία Children’s Hospital
Thivon & Papadiamantopoulou, 115 27 Athens, (213) 2013000
www.paidon-agiasofia.gr

Attikon/Αττικόν
Rimini 1, Haidari 124 62, (210) 5831000
www.attikonhospital.gr

Red Cross Hospital/Ερυθρός (Korgialeneio-Benakeio)
Er. Stavrou 1, 11526 Athens, (210) 6414000
www.korgialenio-benakio.gr

Ippokrateio Athens (cardiology)/Ιπποκράτειο Αθήνας (καρδιολογικά)
Vas. Sofias 114, 115 27 Athens, (210) 7483770
www.hippocratio.gr

Scheduled

All state hospitals in Greece will eventually be integrated, with highest priority placed on specialized units in Athens scheduled to join in March 2011.

Ag. Anargyroi (radiotherapy)/Άγιοι Ανάργυροι (ακτινοθεραπείες)
Kalyftaki 145, 145 64 Ν. Kifissia, (210) 2388790
www.onco.gr

Alexandras (breast, gynecology, burn unit)/
Αλεξάνδρα (μαστός, γυναικολογικά, πυρηνική ιατρική)

Vas. Sofias 80, 115 28 Athens, (210) 7770501
www.hosp-alexandra.gr

Elena Venizelou (gynecology)/Έλενα Βενιζέλου (γυναικολογικά)
Plateia El. Venizelou 2, 115 21 Athens, (210) 6402000
www.hospital-elena.gr

Nikaias National, Ag. Panteleimon/Κρατικό Νίκαιας
Mantouvalou 3, Nikaia 184 54, (213) 20 77000
www.nikaia-hosp.gr

Sotiria (pulmonary)/Σωτηρία (πνευμονολογικά)
Leof. Mesogeion 152, 11527 Athens, (210) 7778611
www.sotiria.gr

Thriasio/Θριάσιο (Elefsina)
L. G. Gennimata, Magoula 196 00, (210) 5534000
www.thriassio-hosp.gr

Do I need an appointment?

In non-emergency cases, it is recommended you schedule an appointment by calling ‘14784‘ or a dedicated hotline listed by the hospital. Some locations also have a window where you stand in line and make an appointment in person.

Greek hospitals take outpatient walk-ins, but you may need to arrive (very) early in the morning to take a number with no guarantee you’ll be called that day.

How much will it cost?

All diagnostic, lab, therapeutic and surgical services administered by state-run facilities during regular and extended business hours will be covered according to the policies governing your insurance. There should not be an extra fee at these locations. Bring your AMKA, insurance information and/or Βιβλιάριο Υγείας/health book.

What if I don’t have insurance?

Patients seeking medical attention in Greece without insurance coverage must pay out-of-pocket. For example:

Fees at university hospitals: 45-90 euros.
Fee to see a Specialist: 30-80 euros.
Fee to see a doctor in rural areas: 20-55 euros.

It is advised you inquire about price before receiving services.

Sources

Σε 20 νοσοκομεία εφαρμόστηκε η ολοήμερη λειτουργία” — Eleftherotypia
Ανοικτά όλη μέρα 25 νοσοκομεία από την Τετάρτη” — Imerisia
Χρήσιμα Τηλέφωνα & Διευθύνσεις — Ministry of Health and Social Welfare
Ολοήµερα 25 νοσοκοµεία από αύριο” — Ta Nea
Από σήμερα ολοήμερα 25 νοσοκομεία” — Ta Nea
Προαιρετική η συμμετοχή νοσοκομείων σε ολοήμερη λειτουργία“– Kathimerini

All hospital websites linked above

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