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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 Turkey

An overview of healthcare in Turkey. Topics include: health insurance requirement for residence permit, hospitals in Turkey, quality of medical care and more.

Healthcare in Malaysia

Expats in Malaysia recommend that newcomers talk to friends and learn about the best hospitals, clinics and doctors in their area before a medical emergency arises. Plus, obtaining expat health insurance is recommended.

Healthcare in India

An overview of healthcare in India - the quality of hospitals, prescription medicine in India, vaccinations, finding an English-speaking doctor in India and more.

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 Negombo, Sri Lanka

This is an excellent report about the specific health care conditions in Ngombo, Sri Lanka. Information about hospitals, medicines and the best health insurance is included. Continue Reading

Healthcare in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico

An expat in Playa del Carmen talks about the importance of private health insurance in Mexico. Because of her private insurance, she has access to private hospitals and even coverage worldwide. She can even travel to the United States for treatment. Continue Reading

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

Having a Baby in Olongapo, Philippines

An expat in Olongapo talks about having a baby in the Philippines - having a c-section, needing to pay doctors in pesos and getting advice from other expats. Continue Reading

Having a Baby in Montesilvano, Pescara, Italy

An expat mom who had a baby in Italy talks about finding a doctor willing to assist with a homebirth, the birth and follow-up care. Continue Reading

Having a Baby in Salzburg, Austria

An expat mom talks about what it was like giving birth to her son at a public hospital in Salzburg, Austria. The care was wonderful, but she had some advice for other soon-to-be expat moms in Salzburg. 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

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Healthcare in Turkey

An overview of healthcare in Turkey. Topics include: health insurance requirement for residence permit, hospitals in Turkey, quality of medical care and more.

An overview of healthcare in Turkey. Topics include: health insurance requirement for residence permit, hospitals in Turkey, quality of medical care and more. ...

Healthcare in Malaysia

Expats in Malaysia recommend that newcomers talk to friends and learn about the best hospitals, clinics and doctors in their area before a medical emergency arises. Plus, obtaining expat health insurance is recommended.

Expats in Malaysia recommend that newcomers talk to friends and learn about the best hospitals, clinics and doctors in their area before a medical emergency arises. Plus, obtaining expat health insur...

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 Turkey

An overview of healthcare in Turkey. Topics include: health insurance requirement for residence permit, hospitals in Turkey, quality of medical care and more.

An overview of healthcare in Turkey. Topics include: health insurance requirement for residence permit, hospitals in Turkey, quality of medical care and more. ...

Healthcare in Malaysia

Expats in Malaysia recommend that newcomers talk to friends and learn about the best hospitals, clinics and doctors in their area before a medical emergency arises. Plus, obtaining expat health insurance is recommended.

Expats in Malaysia recommend that newcomers talk to friends and learn about the best hospitals, clinics and doctors in their area before a medical emergency arises. Plus, obtaining expat health insur...

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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