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Health Care in Quy Nhon

By Joshua Wood, LPC

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Summary: Learn about the health system in Quy Nhon: how it can and cannot be used by expats, nomads, retirees and others moving to and living in Quy Nhon.

The healthcare system in Quy Nhon is a mix of public and private facilities. The quality of care varies, with private hospitals generally offering higher standards of service and comfort compared to public hospitals.

Vietnam's Healthcare System

The public healthcare system in Vietnam, known as the Vietnam Social Security (VSS), is primarily used by Vietnamese citizens. While foreigners are allowed to use the public healthcare system, it is not commonly recommended due to the language barrier, overcrowding, and lower standards of care compared to private hospitals. Public hospitals in Quy Nhon, like many other parts of Vietnam, are often crowded and the facilities may not be up to the standards expected by foreigners. For serious medical emergencies and major surgeries, private hospitals are generally recommended. These private hospitals offer higher standards of care, more modern facilities, and English-speaking staff. Expats and digital nomads in Vietnam primarily use private hospitals for these reasons.

Hospitals and Clinics for Expats in Quy Nhon

Quy Nhon has a limited number of hospitals and clinics. Here are a few options:

  • Quy Nhon General Hospital - a public hospital located in the city center.
  • International SOS Clinic - a private clinic offering a range of medical services.
  • Quy Nhon Traditional Medicine Hospital - a public hospital specializing in traditional Vietnamese medicine.
In case of serious medical emergencies or specialized care, expats often travel to larger cities like Ho Chi Minh City or Hanoi. These cities are approximately 1-2 hours away by flight.

Emergency Services in Quy Nhon

Emergency services are available in Quy Nhon. The emergency number in Vietnam is 115. However, response times can vary and there may be delays due to traffic or other factors. It is also important to note that ambulance staff may not speak English.

Health Insurance Companies in Quy Nhon

There are several popular private health insurance companies in Quy Nhon, including Bao Viet Insurance, Prudential Vietnam, and Manulife. These companies offer a range of health insurance products suitable for different needs and budgets. However, many expats and digital nomads choose to use international health insurance providers that offer coverage in multiple countries and have English-speaking customer service. These international policies are often more expensive but provide greater flexibility and peace of mind for expats and digital nomads.

About the Author

Joshua Wood Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000 and serves as one of its Co-Presidents. He is also one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. Prior to Expat Exchange, Joshua worked for NBC Cable (MSNBC and CNBC Primetime). Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Mr. Wood is also a licensed counselor and psychotherapist.

Some of Joshua's articles include Pros and Cons of Living in Portugal, 10 Best Places to Live in Ireland and Pros and Cons of Living in Uruguay. Connect with Joshua on LinkedIn.


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