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Expats Talk about Health Insurance and Healthcare in Doha, Qatar

By Betsy Burlingame

Last updated on Sep 17, 2022

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

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How are healthcare services Doha?

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

"Do not worry if your company does not provide insurance. National Health in Qatar is beyond compare. It costs QR100 for a year. When you go private they quite often refer you to National Health system as they have the best facilities. Only draw back is queuing even when you have an appointment," remarked another expat in Doha.

Will I need to travel to see a specialist?

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"I happen to be based in Philippines these days dentistry is quite good and much cheaper than here in Doha," added another expat.

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

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"Phone call to offer testing. Phone call to arrange vaccinations in December 2020," added another expat.

What advice do you have for expats having a baby in Doha?

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We asked expat moms who gave birth in Doha about their experiences and advice they have for other moms to be. They said:

"I've heard positive and negative things about Hamad. But, I think that if you have a great doctor, regardless where you go, you are fine," explained one expat.

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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