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Archive for June 13th, 2018

The private medical center “ASCLEPIEION OF SPORADES” has begun an official co-operation as a specially contracted polyclinic with major international insurance companies used by foreign visitors. Among these are Mondial Assistance, Allianz Worldwide Partners (AWP), Europ Assistance, etc.

Every year, millions of customers insure their holidays to the Sporaden with these insurance companies. Whether it is a travel insurance or an insurance for permanent health when they are in their homeland. With this cooperation, insured tourists visiting Skopelos will enjoy privileges such as direct coverage of Primary Healthcare and value added benefits at “ASCLEPIEION OF SPORADES”, without any charge during patient’s visit.

1. The polyclinic undertakes the bureaucratic procedure of the Insurance Company for the immediate provision of the necessary medical services, without charging the patient or his family or escort.

2. Medical services are provided either at the premises of the Polytechnic or at the travellers’ accommodation (hotel, room, villa or on board of the yacht), depending on the incident.

3. Complete coverage is applied for visitors coming from England, Germany, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Austria, France, Switzerland, Poland, Bulgaria, Russia, Estonia, Latvia, as well as outside Europe, such as South Africa, Australia, Israel, USA, UAE.

4. The medical services are provided directly, on 24 hours basis the whole year round, after calling (+30)2424024500, or via email, as the polyclinic is online with the call centers of the insurance companies (vivi.tsouknida@gmail.com)

Even in the case of non-contracted third-party insurance companies, or even for travellers who are holders of European Health Card, the medical billing process is completed by providing evidence and financial receipt and a complete medical report that includes both medical and economic analysis. The patient receives it on his departure from the polyclinic, and upon his return to his homeland he may submit it to receive the compensation he is entitled to, according to his individual health insurance coverage.

In addition, “ASCLEPIEION OF SPORADES” has the capability to manage emergency situations (pathological or surgical), organizing patient evacuation either by sea or by air-ambulance directly from Skopelos Heliport. Even in this case, the private polyclinic undertakes the bureaucratic procedure in cooperation with the insurance company, covering the flight arrangement including the presence of appropriate doctor or paramedics depending on the patient’s condition, as well as patient’s escort/family.

For more information please contact ASCLEPIEION OF SPORADES telephone: (+30) 2424024500.

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The summer and yachts

It is always a surprise to me when I see the really big yachts floating in the sea beneath me. The part in front of Skopelos harbor near the Agios Konstantinos beach is always a favorite. Yes it is really summer and yes more boats like this will be seen around the island. About the identity of the passengers we have to guess.

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