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Health Care in Mussoorie

By Joshua Wood, LPC

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Summary: Explore healthcare options for expatriates and digital nomads in Mussoorie: uncover top-rated providers, hospitals, and medical facilities to meet your needs while living abroad in Mussoorie.

Mussoorie has a public and private healthcare system. The public healthcare system is called the National Health System (NHS) and is used by both locals and foreigners. People generally recommend using public hospitals in Mussoorie for minor medical emergencies and minor surgeries. Public hospitals in Mussoorie are typically crowded and understaffed, but they are free or low-cost and offer basic medical care. Foreigners are allowed to use the public healthcare system in India, but many expats and digital nomads prefer to use private hospitals for more serious medical emergencies and major surgeries. Private hospitals in Mussoorie are typically more modern and better equipped than public hospitals, but they are more expensive.

Hospitals and Clinics for Expats in Mussoorie

The most popular hospitals and clinics for expats in Mussoorie are:

  • Mussoorie Hospital: This is a public hospital located in the center of Mussoorie. It offers basic medical care and specializes in minor medical emergencies and minor surgeries.
  • Mussoorie Medical Center: This is a private hospital located in the center of Mussoorie. It offers more advanced medical care and specializes in serious medical emergencies and major surgeries.
  • Dehradun Hospital: This is a public hospital located in Dehradun, which is about 30 minutes away from Mussoorie by car. It offers basic medical care and specializes in minor medical emergencies and minor surgeries.
  • Dehradun Medical Center: This is a private hospital located in Dehradun, which is about 30 minutes away from Mussoorie by car. It offers more advanced medical care and specializes in serious medical emergencies and major surgeries.

Emergency Services in Mussoorie

There are ambulance services in Mussoorie. You can call for an ambulance by dialing 108. Ambulances usually come quickly, but there can be delays sometimes.

Health Insurance Companies in Mussoorie

The most popular private health insurers in Mussoorie are Apollo Munich, Bajaj Allianz, HDFC Ergo, and Religare Health Insurance. Expats and digital nomads typically use these companies, but some may choose to use specialized expat health insurance providers.

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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