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Expat Health Insurance & Healthcare Guide

Expat healthcare is one of the main factors in choosing where to move abroad or whether to take an international assignment. Use our healthcare guide and country healthcare guides to find information about expat health insurance, public and private hospitals, emergency medical services, prescription medicine availability and more.

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Country Healthcare Guides

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Click on a country below to read expats' advice about expat healthcare and health insurance in these areas.

Algeria
Andorra
Angola
Argentina
Australia
Austria
Bahamas
Belgium
Belize
Bermuda
Brazil
Bulgaria
Cambodia
Canada
Chile
China
Colombia
Costa Rica
Cyprus
Dominican Rep
Ecuador
Egypt
El Salvador
Ethiopia
France
Germany
Greece
Guatemala
Honduras
Hong Kong
Hungary
India
Indonesia
Ireland
Italy
Jamaica
Japan
Jordan
Kuwait
Laos
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Macedonia
Malaysia
Mexico
Micronesia
Morocco
Netherlands
Nicaragua
Norway
Pakistan
Panama
Paraguay
Peru
Philippines
Poland
Portugal
Qatar
Romania
Russia
Saudi Arabia
South Africa
Spain
Sri Lanka
Switzerland
Tanzania
Thailand
Turkey
UAE
Uganda
UK
Ukraine
United States
Uruguay
Vietnam
Healthcare in Indonesia

Expats talk about healthcare conditions in Indonesia, the importance of health insurance, traveling abroad for medical care and more.

Healthcare in Paraguay

If you're moving to Paraguay, healthcare is an important consideration. Expats in Paraguay offer advice about health insurance in Paraguay, the best hospitals, prescription medicine and more.

Healthcare in Mexico

If you're moving to Mexico or an expat living in Mexico, understanding the Mexican healthcare system is essential. We offer an overview of the public and private healthcare systems in Mexico, health insurance for expats in Mexico, hospitals and prescription drugs.

Healthcare in France

Expats often ask if health insurance is free in France or if you need health insurance to go to France. Here is basic information about the French healthcare system.

7 Healthcare & Health Insurance Tips for Expats in the Dominican Republic

Expats share tips and advice about healthcare and health insurance in the Dominican Republic. Advice about private hospitals, Zika and Chikungunya in the Dominican Republic and much more.

Healthcare in Georgetown, Penang Island, Malaysia, Malaysia

An expat in Malaysia talks about the high quality of care at private hospitals in Penang, public vs private health insurance, the low cost of prescription medicines and emergency medical services. Continue Reading

Healthcare in Bordeaux, France

An expat in Bordeaux talks about hospitals, the importance of supplementary health insurance, the need to keep your own medical records since doctors don't keep them and prescription medicine costs and availability. Continue Reading

Healthcare in Kiev, Ukraine

An expat living in Kiev, Ukraine talks about international health insurance, the expat-friendly IMP clinic in Kiev and more. Continue Reading

Healthcare in Porto, Portugal

An expat in Portugal discusses the cost of medical care in Portugal, public vs private healthcare in Portugal and more. Continue Reading

Healthcare in Dubai, UAE

An expat in the UAE talks about the quality of healthcare, where she would go for specialist care, the availability of prescription medicines and more. Continue Reading

Healthcare in Paradise Island, Bahamas

An expat on Paradise Island talks about the 2 hospitals in the Bahamas, health insurance, the cost and availability of prescription medicines and traveling to Florida for specialized care. Continue Reading

Healthcare in Bucaramanga, Colombia

An expat talks about health insurance, hospitals and the cost of medical care in Bucaramanga, Colombia. Continue Reading

Healthcare in Quepos, Costa Rica

An expat in Quepos, Costa Rica talks about Max Teran Hospital, public vs. private healthcare, traveling to the Central Valley for specialized care and more. Continue Reading

Healthcare in Bali, Indonesia

An expat in Bali, Indonesia talks about the importance of having health insurance, the best hospital in Bali and lower cost prescription meds. Continue Reading

Healthcare in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

An expat in Riyadh recommends returning to the US or Europe for medical treatment should the need arise. She found that medical care, even at the top hospital in Riyadh, was substandard. Continue Reading

Having a Baby in Calamba, Laguna, Philippines

An expat talks about having a baby in Calamba, Philippines. They spent time finding an OBGYN that they liked. His wife gave birth via C-section at a clinic near their house where their OBGYN worked. Continue Reading

Having a Baby in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, UAE

A dad in the UAE talks about he and his wife's experiences having two babies in the UAE. The first was in Dubai and the second in Abu Dhabi at a government run hospital. He offers great insight into the positive and negatives of both experiences. Continue Reading

Having a Baby in Davao, Philippines

An expat married to a Filipino woman describes his wife's experiences giving birth to their two children in Davao, Philippines. They chose a simple clinic with a hospital as a backup plan. He explained that in the Philippines hospital births are almost always c-sections. Continue Reading

Having a Baby in Monteria, Colombia

An expat dad in Monteria, Colombia describes he and his wife's experiences having to babies in Monteria. He offers very helpful tips about what to expect and bring to the hospital. Continue Reading

Having a Baby in Chitose, Japan

I had a beautiful baby boy in an Army Medical Center on an Army base on the northern island of Japan. I was late arriving at the hospital, so only local anesthesia! It was so fast, I didn't have time to hurt! The care was wonderful. I went home the next day, feeling fine, and so happy! Continue Reading

Having a Baby in Ludwigsberg, Germany

An British expat describes her birth experience in Germany as barbaric. She says that pain management was non existent and recommends that other expats consider leaving the country to give birth or being extremely demanding. Continue Reading

Having a Baby in Panajachel, Guatemala

We have two babies.. one in a birthing home in Antigua run by Americans mid wife, and one in Guatemala city Esperanza hospital.. Both were born in water.. Did stay more than a night in either place.Great positive experience.. Well attended highly professionals. Continue Reading

Having a Baby in Letterkenny, Ireland

I thought the facilities were great ... I got a epidural and don't have any bad feed back about it . They were very nice they talked you thought everything that was happening.. I stay in hospital for 3 days .. Yes it was a very positive experience .. Lovely food and lovely staff ... Continue Reading

Having a Baby in Bogota, Colombia

One expat shares her story about having a baby in Colombia. She advises that you return to the States if your pregnancy is high risk, because if the baby is born very early it would be flown by medevac to the States. Continue Reading

Having a Baby in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

My experience was positive. Health care was easily available and cheap. The obgyn was supurb. The birth was induced. Unfortunatelly spinal block for vaginal birth unavailable in all hospitals. C-section common. I had a c-section by spontaneous choice (not medical reason). I am rh neg, my partner rh positive. Antigen D available, but my boyfriend had to search the city for the med after birth. Expensive injection $300. Operation about $500. No health insurance available to cover pregnancy. Doctors and nurses experienced and professional. Great good wonderful memories. I was afraid at first and wanted to return to Australia. But so glad I stayed! Continue Reading

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Healthcare in Indonesia

Expats talk about healthcare conditions in Indonesia, the importance of health insurance, traveling abroad for medical care and more.

Expats talk about healthcare conditions in Indonesia, the importance of health insurance, traveling abroad for medical care and more....

Healthcare in Paraguay

If you're moving to Paraguay, healthcare is an important consideration. Expats in Paraguay offer advice about health insurance in Paraguay, the best hospitals, prescription medicine and more.

If you're moving to Paraguay, healthcare is an important consideration. Expats in Paraguay offer advice about health insurance in Paraguay, the best hospitals, prescription medicine and more....

Healthcare in Mexico

If you're moving to Mexico or an expat living in Mexico, understanding the Mexican healthcare system is essential. We offer an overview of the public and private healthcare systems in Mexico, health insurance for expats in Mexico, hospitals and prescription drugs.

If you're moving to Mexico or an expat living in Mexico, understanding the Mexican healthcare system is essential. We offer an overview of the public and private healthcare systems in Mexico, health ...

Answer Questions about Expat Healthcare and Health Insurance

Help others moving overseas by answering a set of questions about health insurance, public healthcare, prescription medicine, quality of medical care and emergency services.

Having a Baby AbroadHaving a Baby Abroad Report

Being pregnant and giving birth abroad can be a bit unnerving. If you've had a baby abroad, please take a few minutes to answer a few questions about your experiences. Your insight will help to prepare other expat parents-to-be -- and hopefully calm their nerves.

Read Reports from Other Parents about their Childbirth experiences abroad.

Expatriate Health Insurance

Get a quote for expat health insurance from our partner, Cigna Global Health.
Get a Quote

Healthcare in Indonesia

Expats talk about healthcare conditions in Indonesia, the importance of health insurance, traveling abroad for medical care and more.

Expats talk about healthcare conditions in Indonesia, the importance of health insurance, traveling abroad for medical care and more....

Healthcare in Paraguay

If you're moving to Paraguay, healthcare is an important consideration. Expats in Paraguay offer advice about health insurance in Paraguay, the best hospitals, prescription medicine and more.

If you're moving to Paraguay, healthcare is an important consideration. Expats in Paraguay offer advice about health insurance in Paraguay, the best hospitals, prescription medicine and more....

Healthcare in Mexico

If you're moving to Mexico or an expat living in Mexico, understanding the Mexican healthcare system is essential. We offer an overview of the public and private healthcare systems in Mexico, health insurance for expats in Mexico, hospitals and prescription drugs.

If you're moving to Mexico or an expat living in Mexico, understanding the Mexican healthcare system is essential. We offer an overview of the public and private healthcare systems in Mexico, health ...

Answer Questions about Expat Healthcare and Health Insurance

Help others moving overseas by answering a set of questions about health insurance, public healthcare, prescription medicine, quality of medical care and emergency services.

Having a Baby AbroadHaving a Baby Abroad Report

Being pregnant and giving birth abroad can be a bit unnerving. If you've had a baby abroad, please take a few minutes to answer a few questions about your experiences. Your insight will help to prepare other expat parents-to-be -- and hopefully calm their nerves.

Read Reports from Other Parents about their Childbirth experiences abroad.

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