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Expats Talk about Health Insurance and Healthcare in Negombo, Sri Lanka

By Betsy Burlingame

Last updated on Feb 24, 2023

Summary: The quality of medical care in Negombo, Sri Lanka is generally considered to be good, though it may not be on par with the medical care available in the United States. There are several hospitals and clinics in Negombo, including the Negombo General Hospital, the Negombo Base Hospital, the Negombo Private Hospital, the Negombo Maternity Hospital, and the Negombo Eye Hospital. Emergency services are available in Negombo, and an ambulance can be called by dialing the emergency number, 119.

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How are healthcare services Negombo?

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

"Healthcare services in Negombo, consist of a mix of public and private facilities, offering various medical treatments and services to the local population and tourists. The city has a government-run general hospital, which provides essential healthcare services, including emergency care, inpatient and outpatient services, and maternity care. Additionally, there are several private hospitals and clinics in the area, offering specialized treatments and diagnostic services. These private facilities often have modern equipment and well-trained medical professionals, ensuring quality healthcare for patients. Furthermore, Negombo is home to numerous pharmacies, where residents and visitors can access prescription and over-the-counter medications. Overall, healthcare services in Negombo cater to the diverse needs of its population, providing essential and specialized care to maintain the well-being of its residents and visitors," commented one expat living in Negombo, 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," wrote one expat.

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Betsy Burlingame Betsy Burlingame is the Founder and President of Expat Exchange and is one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. She launched Expat Exchange in 1997 as her Master's thesis project at NYU. Prior to Expat Exchange, Betsy worked at AT&T in International and Mass Market Marketing. She graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University with a BA in International Business and German.

Some of Betsy's articles include 12 Best Places to Live in Portugal, 7 Best Places to Live in Panama and 12 Things to Know Before Moving to the Dominican Republic. Betsy loves to travel and spend time with her family. Connect with Betsy on LinkedIn.

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