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Expats Talk about Health Insurance and Healthcare in Chiang Mai, Thailand

By Betsy Burlingame

Last updated on Mar 06, 2023

Summary: The quality of medical care in Chiang Mai, Thailand is generally considered to be good, although it may not be on par with the standards of care in the United States. There are several hospitals and clinics in Chiang Mai, including Chiang Mai Ram Hospital, Chiang Mai University Hospital, and Chiang Mai Nakornping Hospital. Additionally, there are numerous private clinics and medical centers in the city. Emergency services are available in Chiang Mai, and an ambulance can be called by dialing 1669.

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

"Healthcare services in Chiang Mai, are known for their high quality and affordability, attracting both locals and expatriates. The city boasts a mix of public and private hospitals, with the latter offering more advanced facilities and shorter waiting times. Some of the top hospitals in Chiang Mai include Chiang Mai Ram Hospital, Lanna Hospital, and Bangkok Hospital Chiang Mai, which are well-equipped with modern medical technology and staffed by highly skilled medical professionals, many of whom have international experience and can communicate in English. In addition to hospitals, Chiang Mai also has numerous clinics and medical centers that cater to various healthcare needs, such as dental care, eye care, and cosmetic surgery. These facilities often provide personalized and efficient services at competitive prices. Furthermore, the city is home to several pharmacies where patients can easily access prescription and over-the-counter medications. Alternative medicine and wellness services are also popular in Chiang Mai, with many traditional Thai massage and spa centers, as well as holistic healing centers offering treatments like acupuncture, herbal medicine, and yoga. Overall, healthcare services in Chiang Mai are comprehensive and easily accessible, making it an attractive destination for medical tourism and expatriates seeking quality healthcare at affordable prices," remarked one expat in Chiang Mai.

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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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