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Health Care in Battambang

By Betsy Burlingame

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

The healthcare system in Battambang, consists of both public and private facilities. However, the quality of care and services provided can vary significantly between the two, with expats and digital nomads often preferring private hospitals for their medical needs.

Cambodia's Healthcare System

The public healthcare system in Cambodia is known as the Ministry of Health. While it is accessible to foreigners, the quality of care in public hospitals is generally considered to be lower than that of private facilities. Public hospitals in Battambang, like those in other parts of Cambodia, are often overcrowded and lack the necessary equipment and resources to handle serious medical emergencies and major surgeries. As a result, many expats and digital nomads choose to use private hospitals, which typically offer better facilities and higher quality care. Private hospitals are recommended for serious medical emergencies and major surgeries, as they are more likely to have the necessary equipment and resources to provide adequate care.

Hospitals and Clinics for Expats in Battambang

Some recommended hospitals and clinics in Battambang include:

  • Battambang Referral Hospital (public) - located in the city center
  • La Santé Clinic (private) - located on Street 101
  • Hope Medical Center (private) - located on Street 515
While there are limited options for healthcare facilities in Battambang, expats in need of specialized medical care or surgeries may need to travel to larger cities like Phnom Penh or Siem Reap. These cities are approximately 4-5 hours away by car from Battambang.

Emergency Services in Battambang

Ambulance services are available in Battambang, but their response times can be slow due to traffic and other factors. To call for an ambulance, dial 119. However, it is important to note that there may be delays in response times, and it is sometimes faster to arrange private transportation to a hospital in case of an emergency.

Health Insurance Companies in Battambang

Popular private health insurers in Battambang include Forte Insurance, Infinity Insurance, and Campu Lonpac Insurance. These companies offer a range of health insurance plans for locals and expats. However, many expats and digital nomads choose to use specialized expat health insurance providers, which offer coverage tailored to their specific needs and often include coverage for medical evacuation and repatriation. It is essential to have adequate health insurance coverage while living in Cambodia, as medical costs can be high, especially for private healthcare services.

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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