Policy responses for Greece - HSRM


Policy responses for Greece

4.2 Entitlement and coverage

In the Greek National Health System, there is entitlement to a unified benefit package (primary/ambulatory care, diagnostics, inpatient and outpatient specialist care) for all individuals with social health insurance and for vulnerable groups, such as the unemployed, people with low income, migrants suffering from chronic conditions), as well as for other EU citizens. Screening is available at no charge for those meeting the eligibility criteria set by the National Public Health Organisation. On this basis, no charges apply to COVID-19 related health services (testing, primary care, hospital care, medicines, post-acute care etc) provided by the National Health System.

 Furthermore, according to legislation enacted on April 13, free access to pharmaceutical care will be provided to the uninsured until May 31, 2020.

On April 13, 2020 welfare benefits granted due to disability, subject to conditions, were extended till June 30, 2020.
Additionally, all non-covid-19 patients directed to private health structures for hospitalization, in an attempt to alleviate pressure from public hospitals, will not be subjected to any co-payments.