Boğaziçi University Health Center
BU’s main Health Center (in turkish “mediko” or “revir”), is located on the Main or “South” Campus. It provides health services to all students, university workers and faculty members. All services at the center are provided free of charge to all graduate and undergraduate students, including all international students.
Health Center Contact Information
4440 – 6696 (at all hours)
BU Health Center is open 24/7.
(except when it is closed for a short window after the Summer Term)
Web page: http://mediko.boun.edu.tr/
In addition to the care provided by general practitioners and family physicians, BU Health Center provides several additional services, by appointment only, in dentistry and internal medicine. Its laboratories are equipped for various medical tests. In case of emergencies, there is an ambulance on duty 24 hours a day to take patients to local hospitals. There are no pharmacies on campus, they could be located just outside the campus.
Please note, the emergency care needs are said to be free everywhere for everyone in Turkey, but there could be significant additional costs for surgical fees, tests and physician fees, especially at private hospitals. Health insurance is not yet an official requirement for your arrival at Bogazici University, but it is strongly recommended. Foreign students could be responsible for the full cost of hospitalization, medical treatment or services outside the BU Health Center. Students are strongly encouraged to get a private health insurance on their own.
In addition to the health center on the main campus, there is a health office at Kilyos Campus with nurses and doctors on duty 24/7, with listed office hours during the daytime.