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Re: first experience visiting GESY doctor

Post by trevnhil » Fri Jun 07, 2019 7:13 pm

I collected my Gesy certificate this morning, so I am registered now.. i have no idea when i will need to see a GP though.. I usually just see 2 or 3 consultants at the General.. So I have yet to find out what the consultants do about giving you a prescription ???
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Re: first experience visiting GESY doctor

Post by Fisherman Phil » Fri Jun 07, 2019 7:44 pm

trevnhil wrote:
Fri Jun 07, 2019 7:13 pm
I collected my Gesy certificate this morning, so I am registered now.. i have no idea when i will need to see a GP though.. I usually just see 2 or 3 consultants at the General.. So I have yet to find out what the consultants do about giving you a prescription ???
I too, would be interested to find out.
It was my understanding that under GESY, your GP referred you to a consultant. The consultant then reported back to the GP, who issued a prescription, if necessary.
As I said, that is my understanding, and that's how it seems to work at the Iasis Hospital, but I'd be interested to know how others get on.

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Re: first experience visiting GESY doctor

Post by Lincoln » Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:15 pm

trevnhil wrote:
Fri Jun 07, 2019 7:13 pm
I collected my Gesy certificate this morning, so I am registered now.. i have no idea when i will need to see a GP though.. I usually just see 2 or 3 consultants at the General.. So I have yet to find out what the consultants do about giving you a prescription ???
Trev, what is this GESY Certificate? We are registered and on our Dr's list but never got a certificate. Do you mean the form that was signed both by you and the GP?
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Re: first experience visiting GESY doctor

Post by trevnhil » Fri Jun 07, 2019 10:37 pm

Lincoln wrote:
Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:15 pm
trevnhil wrote:
Fri Jun 07, 2019 7:13 pm
I collected my Gesy certificate this morning, so I am registered now.. i have no idea when i will need to see a GP though.. I usually just see 2 or 3 consultants at the General.. So I have yet to find out what the consultants do about giving you a prescription ???
Trev, what is this GESY Certificate? We are registered and on our Dr's list but never got a certificate. Do you mean the form that was signed both by you and the GP?
Probably I mean the form.. It is a big piece of paper with all my details Printed on it and the registration number for myself..
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Re: first experience visiting GESY doctor

Post by Lincoln » Sat Jun 08, 2019 1:35 pm

trevnhil wrote:
Fri Jun 07, 2019 10:37 pm
Lincoln wrote:
Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:15 pm
trevnhil wrote:
Fri Jun 07, 2019 7:13 pm
I collected my Gesy certificate this morning, so I am registered now.. i have no idea when i will need to see a GP though.. I usually just see 2 or 3 consultants at the General.. So I have yet to find out what the consultants do about giving you a prescription ???
Trev, what is this GESY Certificate? We are registered and on our Dr's list but never got a certificate. Do you mean the form that was signed both by you and the GP?
Probably I mean the form.. It is a big piece of paper with all my details Printed on it and the registration number for myself..
Hi Trev, yes that's the ones we have as well. We would always present it to the Dr. who can then enter details onto her computer screen.
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Re: first experience visiting GESY doctor

Post by trevnhil » Sat Jun 08, 2019 7:59 pm

I am hoping next week to take the paper to the Citizens centre to apply for an EHIC card
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Re: first experience visiting GESY doctor

Post by Polly » Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:17 pm

I phoned this morning for my first appointment with the GESY doctor with whom I am registered. First available appointment June 26th! So now I am wondering, presuming there are some private doctors left in Pafos, who are they? Are the GESY doctors who were private still accessible with a private appointment and if so, do you still have to join the end of the queue or get a preferential appointment time?

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Re: first experience visiting GESY doctor

Post by WHL » Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:47 pm

We were late registering in Larnaca, and the majority of Doctors had full lists, so couldn't take us on, I believe its a max of 2500 patients per Dr, I can see long waits for appointments if your with a popular Dr.

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Re: first experience visiting GESY doctor

Post by wilky » Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:35 pm

Just been to GESY doctor and pharmacy got prescription on the doctors computer and a paper copy which the pharmacy took and found on the system but she did not have all the meds said she would ring when they got supplies in.Next day she phoned and we picked up meds for 3.48 euros one of those items i was paying 88 euros for so am well pleased with the new system.Today got an email from GESY confirming my collection from the pharmacy and telling me my maximum annual co-payment would be 150 euro and i have spent 3 euro co-payment.Very impressed so far.

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Re: first experience visiting GESY doctor

Post by trevnhil » Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:36 pm

This is the first I have heard about an email from Gesy about you spends.. That is good. I assume you are not a pensioner yet ;-)
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Re: first experience visiting GESY doctor

Post by wilky » Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:59 pm

Hi Trev yes we are UK pensioners here in Cyprus since 2013 and the only GP we used was one in Polis Hospital and the pharmacy there along with Marias in Mesogi it was her that rang me with the meds the next day not registered with her she said you can use any pharmacy that is registered with Gesy even if it was in Nicosia.
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Re: first experience visiting GESY doctor

Post by trevnhil » Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:22 pm

It was Maria that told my wife that you had to be registered with One Pharmacy... However I think we all know now that you can use any pharmacy that is registered with Gesy
if you are a pensioner that I was under the impression that the maximum you paid in a year was €75, not €150... Worth checking out..
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Re: first experience visiting GESY doctor

Post by lefkes » Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:03 pm

wilky wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:35 pm
Just been to GESY doctor and pharmacy got prescription on the doctors computer and a paper copy which the pharmacy took and found on the system but she did not have all the meds said she would ring when they got supplies in.Next day she phoned and we picked up meds for 3.48 euros one of those items i was paying 88 euros for so am well pleased with the new system.Today got an email from GESY confirming my collection from the pharmacy and telling me my maximum annual co-payment would be 150 euro and i have spent 3 euro co-payment.Very impressed so far.
Dear ,Wilky, You mention that you were able to receive a medication through Gesy which you have been paying 88 euros for ,would it be possible to say if this is a product called Eliquis apixaban for which I have been buying for the same cost ?.I would be delighted to save this amount of cash per month. Thanks in advance. Lefkes.

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Re: first experience visiting GESY doctor

Post by wilky » Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:19 pm

Lefkes yes that is correct.
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Re: first experience visiting GESY doctor

Post by wilky » Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:23 pm

Trev I can confirm it is 150 euro.
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Post by trevnhil » Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:49 pm

From.. https://in-cyprus.com/everything-you-ne ... E65f3I9Kz0


The annual co-payment ceiling per person is:
General population: €150 | Low-income pensioners: €75
Recipients of the Guaranteed Minimum Income benefit: €75 | Children: €75
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Re: first experience visiting GESY doctor

Post by Mrblobby » Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:34 pm

lefkes wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:03 pm
wilky wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:35 pm
Just been to GESY doctor and pharmacy got prescription on the doctors computer and a paper copy which the pharmacy took and found on the system but she did not have all the meds said she would ring when they got supplies in.Next day she phoned and we picked up meds for 3.48 euros one of those items i was paying 88 euros for so am well pleased with the new system.Today got an email from GESY confirming my collection from the pharmacy and telling me my maximum annual co-payment would be 150 euro and i have spent 3 euro co-payment.Very impressed so far.
Dear ,Wilky, You mention that you were able to receive a medication through Gesy which you have been paying 88 euros for ,would it be possible to say if this is a product called Eliquis apixaban for which I have been buying for the same cost ?.I would be delighted to save this amount of cash per month. Thanks in advance. Lefkes.
This looks like a plus side of Gesy .

Changes for patients
*Over the counter pharmaceuticals will remain outside the system. This means patients will have to pay for them out of pocket
*There will be a prescription fee of €1. Patients who not want the generic pharmaceutical prescribed, can opt to buy a more expensive brand pharmaceutical and cover the difference in price
*If there is no generic the GHS will fully cover the brand pharmaceutical
*GHS participants will not need to pay anything for medicine administered while in hospital
*The GHS will fully cover innovative medicine
*The GHS will fully cover the medicine prescribed by a doctor, even if there is a generic
*If the doctor is not part of the GHS, patients will have to pay for the medicine
*In the event of a chronic illness, doctors can give a prescription valid for six months so as not to inconvenience the patient. *However the patient can only collect a month’s supply at a time from the pharmacy.

Below is an extract from the official list .
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Re: first experience visiting GESY doctor

Post by WHL » Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:21 am

Ok here is our first experience, my wife booked last week for both of us, we were given yesterday, 5pm for her and 5.30 pm for me, half hour each, the last time I visited a GP in the UK it was ten minute slots, so far so good, arrived at the very swanky modern and very clean clinic, checked in with the very polite lady at reception desk, and were shown to to the Dr, very pleasant lady, UK trained and very knowledgeable, who put our history etc on the computer, advised us of the different med options, gave us prescriptions for six months, and a referral for me to have all the blood tests, for the princely sum of 10e the last time I had full blood tests I paid 120e, the wife to see a gynecologist at the hospital, we left after about half an hour, a very pleasant experience, now the downside, went to our usual chemist, who sadly had one med out of the six we were prescribed, she got on the phone to some other chemists who had the same situation, she explained that Cyprus were not prepared stock wise, for the start of the NHS and there is an Island shortage. so we left empty handed. my wife will visit some other chemists today to try and get the meds.

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Re: first experience visiting GESY doctor

Post by trevnhil » Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:46 am

Just a couple of comment on the post from WHL.. Re the blood tests, I think you blood tests costing €120 must have been via the private sector... The maximum charge for blood tests at the General has been €10 for a long while..
And in general it puzzles me that there is a shortage of medicines in Cyprus... Basically no more medicines are needed now than 3 months ago... People are just getting their usual medications from different outlets.
However I do hope that the 'shortage' is sorted as soon as possible ..
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Re: first experience visiting GESY doctor

Post by Varky » Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:51 am

I downloaded the list of pharmaceuticals from the GESY website and was pleasantly surprised to see that many of the medications unavailable under the previous regime would now be available. It appears that I was a bit optimistic and it is probably because the powers that be are waiting to receive funds from the various individual sources before actually stocking those (more expensive) medications that they have announced will be available.

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