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Health Care in Salmiya

By Betsy Burlingame

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Summary: Dive into healthcare resources for expats and digital nomads in Salmiya: identify leading healthcare providers, hospitals, and medical centers for optimal care.

Salmiya is home to a comprehensive healthcare system that includes both public and private hospitals and clinics. The public healthcare system is provided by the Ministry of Health and is available to all citizens and residents of Kuwait. It is not available to foreigners, however, expats and digital nomads are allowed to use the public healthcare system in Kuwait.

Kuwait's Healthcare System

The public healthcare system in Kuwait is provided by the Ministry of Health and is available to all citizens and residents of Kuwait. It is not available to foreigners, however, expats and digital nomads are allowed to use the public healthcare system in Kuwait. The public healthcare system in Kuwait is generally considered to be of good quality, however, it is not recommended for serious medical emergencies or major surgery. People generally recommend using private hospitals for these types of medical needs. Public hospitals in Salmiya are typically crowded and have long wait times.

Hospitals and Clinics for Expats in Salmiya

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

  • Al-Razi Hospital: This is a private hospital located in Salmiya. It specializes in general medicine, surgery, and obstetrics and gynecology.
  • Al-Adan Hospital: This is a public hospital located in Salmiya. It specializes in general medicine, surgery, and obstetrics and gynecology.
  • Al-Amiri Hospital: This is a private hospital located in Salmiya. It specializes in general medicine, surgery, and obstetrics and gynecology.
  • Al-Sabah Hospital: This is a public hospital located in Salmiya. It specializes in general medicine, surgery, and obstetrics and gynecology.

If there are no hospitals in Salmiya, expats in Salmiya typically go to hospitals in Kuwait City for specialized medical care and for surgeries. These hospitals are located approximately 20 minutes away by car from Salmiya.

Emergency Services in Salmiya

There are ambulance services in Salmiya. To call for an ambulance, you can dial 112. Ambulances typically arrive quickly, however, there can be delays sometimes.

Health Insurance Companies in Salmiya

The most popular private health insurers in Salmiya are Kuwait Insurance Company, Gulf Insurance Company, and Warba Insurance Company. Expats and digital nomads typically use these companies or specialized expat health insurance providers.

About the Author

Betsy Burlingame Betsy Burlingame is the Founder and President of Expat Exchange and is one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. She launched Expat Exchange in 1997 as her Master's thesis project at NYU. Prior to Expat Exchange, Betsy worked at AT&T in International and Mass Market Marketing. She graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University with a BA in International Business and German.

Some of Betsy's articles include 12 Best Places to Live in Portugal, 7 Best Places to Live in Panama and 12 Things to Know Before Moving to the Dominican Republic. Betsy loves to travel and spend time with her family. Connect with Betsy on LinkedIn.


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