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Health Care in Kuwait City

By Betsy Burlingame

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

Kuwait City has a public and private healthcare system. The public healthcare system is called the Ministry of Health and is used by both citizens and foreigners. People generally recommend using public hospitals in Kuwait City for serious medical emergencies and major surgery. Public hospitals in Kuwait City are typically crowded and have long wait times. Foreigners, including expats and digital nomads, are allowed to use the public healthcare system in Kuwait. However, many expats primarily use private hospitals for their healthcare needs. Private hospitals in Kuwait City are typically more modern and have shorter wait times. People generally recommend using private hospitals for serious medical emergencies and major surgery.

Hospitals and Clinics for Expats in Kuwait City

The most popular hospitals and clinics for expats in Kuwait City are:

  • Al-Razi Hospital (private) - located in Salmiya
  • Al-Adan Hospital (public) - located in Al-Shuwaikh
  • Al-Sabah Hospital (public) - located in Al-Shuwaikh
  • Al-Amiri Hospital (public) - located in Al-Shuwaikh
  • Al-Ahmadi Hospital (public) - located in Al-Ahmadi
  • Al-Salam International Hospital (private) - located in Salmiya
  • Al-Razi Medical Center (private) - located in Salmiya
  • Al-Razi Polyclinic (private) - located in Salmiya

Emergency Services in Kuwait City

There are ambulance services in Kuwait City. To call for an ambulance, you can dial 112. Ambulances typically come quickly, but there can be delays sometimes.

Health Insurance Companies in Kuwait City

The most popular private health insurers in Kuwait City are Kuwait Insurance Company, Gulf Insurance Group, 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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