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1 Expats Talk about Health Insurance and Healthcare in Cambodia

By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Nov 27, 2021

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

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How are healthcare services Cambodia?

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

"Specifically, the International Clinics are preferred. CT Clinic can be good or not so good. My doctor here is Russian. Here, 4 years of college and a score of 50% on the final exam qualifies a Cambodian to become a doctor. Best to avoid of course," said one expat living in Sihanoukville.

Are healthcare and health insurance expensive in Cambodia?

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"I don't have health insurance. The cost of medical care is quite low. A typical consultation is typically $20. PS I would no longer recommend Sihanoukville. 10,000+ Chinese have moved there and buying up hotels, guesthouses, restaurants, and land. It's not the pleasant beach town it used to be," mentioned another expat living in Sihanoukville.

William Russell's private medical insurance will cover you and your family wherever you may be. Whether you need primary care or complex surgery, you'll have access to the best hospitals & doctors available. Unlike some insurers, we also include medical evacuation and mental health cover in our plans (except SilverLite). Get a quote from our partner, William Russell.

What are emergency services like in Cambodia?

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When we asked about emergency services, members in Cambodia wrote:

"About a mile. Hospitals are limited to the International Clinics and CT Clinic. All are open 24/7 and the health care, of course, varies from poor to good. I assume they are private," said one expat living in Sihanoukville.

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William Russell's private medical insurance will cover you and your family wherever you may be. Whether you need primary care or complex surgery, you'll have access to the best hospitals & doctors available. Unlike some insurers, we also include medical evacuation and mental health cover in our plans (except SilverLite). Get a quote from our partner, William Russell.

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William Russell Health Insurance

William Russell's private medical insurance will cover you and your family wherever you may be. Whether you need primary care or complex surgery, you'll have access to the best hospitals & doctors available. Unlike some insurers, we also include medical evacuation and mental health cover in our plans (except SilverLite). Get a quote from our partner, William Russell.

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Will I need to travel to see a specialist?

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"For serious health issues many people go to Bangkok, Thailand. I haven't needed to go but I've heard the care is top notch," said one expat living in Sihanoukville.

Are common prescription medications available in Cambodia?

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"I can walk into any pharmacy and buy anything they have in stock. No prescription needed. What they carry varies considerably, but the standard meds, ibuprofen, anti-biotics, et cetera are readily available and quite inexpensive. I simply walk in, say what I need, and write it down clearly if they don't understand English well enough," added another expat.

What have your experiences during the pandemic with the local healthcare system been like?

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"At my age ( 75 ) I have not yet been able to obtain a vaccine nor has my wife at age 60," mentioned another expat living in Phnom Penh.

About the Author

Joshua Wood Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000 and serves as one of its Co-Presidents. He is also one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. Prior to Expat Exchange, Joshua worked for NBC Cable (MSNBC and CNBC Primetime). Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Mr. Wood is also a licensed counselor and psychotherapist.

Some of Joshua's articles include Pros and Cons of Living in Portugal, 10 Best Places to Live in Ireland and Pros and Cons of Living in Uruguay. Connect with Joshua on LinkedIn.

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