Expat Healthcare Advice for Aqaba
If you are 65 or over there is no insurance coverage available within the country since native Jordanians are covered after that age by social security. You do not want to have surgery in Aqaba. You need to go to Amman. And then ask around to find the best Doctor / hospital for your situation.
Emergency Medical Care in Aqaba
Withing 15 minutes in Aqaba are several hospitals both public and private. You would go there for emergency care and to be stabilized before being transferred to Amman. The quality of care at hospitals in Aqaba is questionable at best.
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Quality of Healthcare in Surrounding Area
Go to Amman where there are better Doctors and facilities or in my case I didn't feel comfortable with the specialist I saw in Amman so I traveled back to my home country, America.
Basic medication are here and in some cases the pharmacist can prescribe some anti biotics and such, however you can only get pain meds in the hospital under a Doctors supervision. Some health maintenance medications are not even available in the country. Medications that are available are very inexpensive.
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