The best thing one can recommend before moving to Crete is that you consult with your General Practitioner or Practice Nurse who will assess you and your family members.
This is also a good opportunity to discuss important health issues.
A few good tips are to:
Ask your doctor to provide you with a complete medical record of each member's health history so as to have it with you for future reference.
Ask your doctor to check if your prescribed medicine can be found in Greece. If not ask for possible alternative medications.
If you or any member of your family is undergoing a short or long term treatment, you should talk with your physician about how to continue this treatment while you are in Crete.
If you are coming to Crete from a European country plus Iceland, Liechtenstein, Switzerland and Norway, you should also consider applying for the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC). The EHIC entitles its holder to reduced-cost, sometimes free, medical treatment in most European countries and in Greece. The Card replaces the previously used forms, in particular the well known E 111:
E111 and E111B used by tourists,
E110 used by international haulage companies,
E128 used by workers posted to another Member State and by students,
E119 used by unemployed people seeking work in another Member State (only for benefits in kind).
For more information on how to apply for an EHIC check the relevant website of the European Union: http://ec.europa.eu/employment_social/healthcard/index_en.htm
Hospitals in Crete
Agios Georgios General Hospital - Chania
Address: Mournies - 73300 - Chania
Tel: 28210 22000
Rethymno General Hospital
Address: 17 Triantalidou Street - 74100 - Rethymno
Tel: 28310 27814-19
Benizelio/Pananeio General Hospital - Heraklion
Address: Knossou Avenue - 71001 - Heraklion
Tel: 2810 368 000
University General Hospital - Heraklion
Address: Heraklion - 71001
Tel: 2810 392111
Agiou Nikolaou General Hospital
Address: Knossou Street - 72100 - Agios Nikolaos
Tel: 28410 25221-28
Ierapetras General Hospital
Tel: 28420 24630
Dialinakio General Hospital - Neapolis
Tel: 28410 33333
Sitias General Hospital
Tel: 28430 24311-14
If you wish to call for an ambulance the emergency line is 166.