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

By Betsy Burlingame

Last updated on Sep 05, 2022

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

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What are medical services in Chiang Mai like?

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

"As noted, I do not have health insurance because the cost of walk-in care is unbelievably cheap. Additionally, most doctors, particularly at hospitals, are western-trained, so the level of service is just as good as the States," said one expat living in Chiang Mai.

"Excellent healthcare. Doctors are knowledgeable and personable. Hospital well run and efficient," mentioned another expat in Chiang Mai.

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What are emergency services like in Chiang Mai?

When we asked about emergency services, members in Chiang Mai wrote:

"Dentist - 5 minutes away - private care (wonderful woman dentist) - YES all services - Dentist was very good and painless - Private woman owned business in Chiang Mai (down from the Holiday Inn)," commented one expat living in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

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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'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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Are common prescription medications available in Chiang Mai?

"Meds available locally at drug store - over the counter pain meds... No - not expensive..," commented one expat who moved to Chiang Mai.

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

When we asked expats in Chiang Mai if common prescription medications are available in Chiang Mai, they wrote...

"None so far- I am free of COVID but the system is well in place to deal with the situation," commented one expat living in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

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Are healthcare services good in Chiang Mai?

We asked people if they have access to good medical care in Chiang Mai. They wrote:

"Many excellent hospitals in Chiang Mai ranging from cheap to moderately expensive. Many inexpensive street clinics everywhere you can just walk into for less complicated problems," remarked another expat in Chiang Mai.

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About the Author

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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