Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka
Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka
Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka

2 Expats Talk about Health Insurance and Healthcare in Sri Lanka

By Betsy Burlingame

Last updated on Mar 30, 2022

Summary: Expats and global nomads in Sri Lanka share their experiences with health insurance, healthcare in Sri Lanka, local hospitals and specialists, quality of medical care and more.

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How are healthcare services Sri Lanka?

When we asked expats and global nomads about the quality of medical care in Sri Lanka, they replied:

"I have had great care, in Colombo. Great physicians and clinics. Most doctors have practice inside the hospitals as well. It might be even more advanced now! Great Private Hospitals: 1. Apollo ( expensive, but thanks to Dollar Rupee exchange rate) Regional's best 2. Nawaloka 3. Durdens 4. Asiri ," remarked another expat in Sri Lanka.

"There is one fairly modern hospital in the city. They do have a small ER and actually do some surgery but anything serious is sent 27 miles away to Colombo. If you have chronic medical conditions be aware that Sri Lanka has high humidity and can have extreme heat. You can manage most chronic conditions but be aware that to see a doctor you have to wait in long lines at times. People will cut in front of you at times and a five minute office visit would be considered lengthy. The best private hospital in Negombo offers annual comprehensive health check ups for male/female for around $150 each and it takes all day. They are done by doctors not techs. It is a worthwhile investment," remarked another expat living in Negombo.

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Betsy Burlingame Betsy Burlingame is the Founder of Expat Exchange. She launched Expat Exchange in 1997 as her Master's thesis project at NYU. Some of Betsy's more popular articles include 12 Best Places to Live in Italy, 12 Things to Know Before Moving to The Dominican Republic and the Living in Panama Guide. Betsy loves to travel and spend time with her family. Connect with Betsy on LinkedIn.

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