Country: Greece

 

Healthcare rights of migrants

HIV testing and treatment

Support organisations

Country Statistics

Total Population: 10,423,054

 

Estimated migrant population: 1,242,514

 

Estimated refugee population (2019): 36,900

 

Estimated number of undocumented migrants (2019): 100,000 to 200,000

 

Main migrant populations (2020): Albania, Georgia, Russia

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Healthcare rights of migrants and HIV testing and treatment in Greece

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Healthcare rights of migrants

Asylum seekers: Can get free access to primary, secondary and tertiary health care, but for some advanced services they may have to pay a minimal fee.

 

Refugees: Can have access to medical care under the same terms and conditions as Greek citizens.

 

Undocumented migrants: Can access emergency care in cases of life-threatening conditions at emergency units. 

 

HIV testing and treatment

Testing: Free and anonymous for all.  Use the aidsmap European test finder to see where you can get tested for HIV. 

Treatment: Free for some. Undocumented migrants tend to have limited access to treatment.

Support Organisations

 

GIVMED: 

Support the elderly, refugees and other socially vulnerable groups who do not have access to their medicines.

thanasis@givmed.org

https://givmed.org/el/

+30 210 300 7222

Victor Hugo 15, Metaxourgio, 104 37

Service(s): Healthcare

Syrian American Medical Society Organisation

Provides medical care and treatment to every patient in need.

nsykara@sams-usa.net

https://www.sams-usa.net/

+30 697 804 3354

Konstantinoupoleos 167

Service(s): Healthcare

 

METAdrasi: 

Facilitates the reception and integration of refugees and migrants in Greece, by providing services such as interpretation, accommodation for unaccompanied children or legal aid to asylum seekers.

mbena@metadrasi.org

https://metadrasi.org/en/metadrasi/

 

Service(s): Integration and social support

Red Umbrella Athens: 

Provides free prevention and empowerment services to women (trans & cis) and male sex workers at the Day Care Center.

gpapadopetrakis@positivevoice.gr

https://redumbrella.org.gr/

Favierou 43, Metaxourgio

Service(s): Healthcare, Counselling and mental health

Greek Forum of Migrants: 

The Hellenic Immigrant Forum (EFM) is a network of 42 immigrant organisations and communities in Greece for the protection of immigrants' rights and equal employment and social integration.

greekforumofmigrants@gmail.com

https://www.migrant.gr/

+30 210 883 1620

Patision 81, Athens

Service(s): Advocacy, Integration and social support

SolidarityNow: 

Job counselling, job search services on the internet with the help of specialised counselors, group workshops, seminars and networking activities (seeking to enhance the ability of the unemployed by vulnerable groups to enter the labor market).

contact@solidaritynow.org / athens@solidaritynow.org

www.solidaritynow.org

+30 210 822 0883

2 Domokou str. , Athens

Service(s): Integration and social support

Odyssea: 

Supports and empowers excluded and vulnerable local, migrant and refugee communities in Greece. They provide educational training programs on employability, computer skills, sales techniques and more.

academy@odyssea.com

https://odyssea.com/

+30 210 883 9877

Service(s): Integration and social support

Velos Youth: 

Velos Youth is a non-profit organisation that provides safe spaces for displaced unaccompanied children and young people on the move. They provide the latter with psychosocial support, material support, connection with services that provide health care, and legal advice.

info@velosyouth.org

https://velosyouth.org/

+30 210 825 6749 / +30 211 118 1966

Tzortz 26, Athens 106 82

Service(s): Integration and social support, Advice and information

Generation 2.0 for Rights, Equality & Diversity: 

Legal counselling, career counselling, informal education, and advocacy.

info@g2red.org

https://g2red.org/

+30 213 088 4499

Eleftherias Square 14, (Koumoundourou Square) Athens, 10553

Service(s): Legal help and representation, Advocacy, Integration and social support

Positive Voice: 

Increases awareness and protects the rights of people living with HIV/ AIDS in Greece. It also implements actions, reaching vulnerable groups such as the homeless, substance abusers, sex workers, refugees and migrants.

info@positivevoice.gr

https://positivevoice.gr

+30 210 862 7572 / 211 012 2102

Anargyron 13, 10554, Athens

Service(s): Advocacy

CHEERing (Center for Health Equity, Education and Research, International Group): 

Provides prenatal counselling, infant feeding support, and training for the agencies who serve refugee families.

cheer.internationalgroup@gmail.com

https://cheering.eu/

Pipinou 78, Athens 11251, Greece

Service(s): Healthcare

Fenix - Humanitarian Legal Aid: 

With a team of translators, lawyers, psychologists and community ambassadors, this organisation aims to provide effective legal aid, help refugees navigate the complicated and difficult asylum process and document the human rights abuses committed against those fleeing violence in their countries.

maaike@fenixaid.org

https://www.fenixaid.org/

Service(s): Legal help and representation

SOCIAL KITCHEN "THE OTHER HUMAN": 

The idea of Society Kitchen "The Other Human" Free Food For All is an action of solidarity where people come together to make food for the afflicted. Run and funded by volunteers, including people who are unemployed or homeless, the food is prepared in a public space, and while they wait for it to be cooked, they communicate with one another. The initiative also holds weekly classes for children who are dropping out of school, and runs a theatre group that provides art therapy.

oallosanthropos@gmail.com

https://transformativecities.org/atlas/atlas-64/

Service(s): Integration and social support

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