Expat Healthcare Advice for Bangkok
Compare hospital costs for same procedure. Use hospital web sites to review medical bios of their doctors. Consultations are inexpensive and a good way to evaluate doctors. Use private hospitals for faster service and less waiting times. Check availability of 3rd party billing for in-patient procedures.
Emergency Medical Care in Bangkok
There are many private hospitals close in Bangkok; I use four ranging in distances of about 1 to 10 kilometers. Bangkok Medical Center
; and Vibhavadi
. ER services so far have been very good and inexpensive. Traffic is a problem, so I have taken a taxi when possible to save time. Hospital care has been professional and more user friendly than US. I always use private, if available, for faster service.
Expat Health Insurance
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Quality of Healthcare in Surrounding Area
I have not needed to travel outside of Bangkok to see specialists or for serious health issues.
So far all the meds I have needed are available locally; if not in drug stores then at the hospitals. Some are available without prescription while others are not; not sure why? Non generics are just as expensive as in the US.
7 Healthcare & Health Insurance Tips for Expats in Thailand
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