15 Expats Talk about Health Insurance and Healthcare in Korea
Last updated on Apr 20, 2023
Summary: The quality of medical care in Korea is generally considered to be on par with the United States. The country has a well-developed healthcare system, with a wide range of medical services available. Emergency services are also well-developed, with ambulances and emergency medical personnel available to respond quickly to any medical emergency. To call for an ambulance, you can dial 119 from any phone in Korea.
How are healthcare services Korea?
When we asked expats and global nomads about the quality of medical care in Korea, they replied:
"Korea offers a comprehensive range of healthcare services, including preventive care, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation. The public healthcare system in Korea is of high quality and is available to all citizens and foreign residents. The public healthcare system is funded by the government and provides access to a wide range of services, including primary care, specialist care, and hospital care. Foreign residents in Korea are eligible to use the public healthcare system, and can access services through the National Health Insurance Corporation (NHIC). Expats in Korea can use the public healthcare system by registering with the NHIC and paying a monthly premium. The NHIC covers a wide range of services, including doctor visits, hospital stays, and prescription drugs," said one expat.
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