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Expat Exchange - Health Care in Koh Rong Sanloem 2024
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Health Care in Koh Rong Sanloem

By Joshua Wood, LPC

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

The healthcare system in Koh Rong Sanloem, is limited in terms of facilities and services. Expats and digital nomads may find it challenging to access quality healthcare on the island, and may need to travel to the mainland for more comprehensive care.

Cambodia's Healthcare System

In Cambodia, there is a public healthcare system called the Cambodian National Social Security Fund (NSSF), which primarily serves Cambodian citizens. Foreigners, including expats and digital nomads, are generally not allowed to use the public healthcare system. Public hospitals in Koh Rong Sanloem are not recommended for serious medical emergencies or major surgery, as they may lack the necessary equipment and expertise. The conditions at public hospitals can be basic, with limited resources and staff. Expats in Cambodia typically use private hospitals, which offer better facilities and services. Private hospitals are recommended for serious medical emergencies and major surgery, as they are more likely to have the necessary equipment and expertise.

Hospitals and Clinics for Expats in Koh Rong Sanloem

There are limited healthcare facilities on Koh Rong Sanloem, and expats may need to travel to the mainland for more comprehensive care. Some recommended hospitals and clinics in nearby Sihanoukville include:

  • CT Clinic (private clinic)
  • Sonja Kill Memorial Hospital (private hospital)
  • Sihanouk Hospital Center of Hope (private hospital)
These facilities are located in Sihanoukville, which is approximately 45 minutes to an hour away from Koh Rong Sanloem by boat.

Emergency Services in Koh Rong Sanloem

There are no dedicated ambulance services on Koh Rong Sanloem. In case of an emergency, patients may need to be transported by boat to the mainland for treatment. Delays can be expected due to the lack of proper emergency services on the island.

Health Insurance Companies in Koh Rong Sanloem

Popular private health insurers in Cambodia include Forte Insurance, Infinity Insurance, and Campu Lonpac Insurance. Expats and digital nomads may choose to use these local insurance providers or opt for specialized expat health insurance providers, which offer coverage tailored to their needs. It is important for expats and digital nomads to have adequate health insurance coverage while living in Koh Rong Sanloem, given the limited healthcare facilities on the island.

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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