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As a foreigner living in Daejeon, will I have access to public healthcare? What is it like?

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We asked expats in Daejeon if they have access to public healthcare in Daejeon. And, if they do have access, what is it like. They wrote...

"Yes, as a foreigner living in Daejeon, you will have access to public healthcare. The Korean healthcare system is universal and mandatory for all residents, including foreigners. It is funded by a compulsory National Health Insurance (NHI) scheme that covers a large portion of the treatment costs. The healthcare in Korea is of a high standard, with modern facilities and highly trained medical professionals. Many doctors and nurses speak English, especially in larger cities like Daejeon. The system is efficient, with short waiting times for treatments and appointments. The public healthcare covers a wide range of services, including general practice, specialist consultations, surgeries, and prescription medications. However, it does not cover certain services like cosmetic surgery or high-cost non-essential medications. In addition to the public healthcare, there are also private hospitals and clinics available. These often offer a higher level of comfort and personal care, but at a higher cost. While the healthcare system in Korea is generally good, it can be a bit complex to navigate, especially for foreigners. It is recommended to have a local friend or contact who can help with the language and understanding the system. Overall, as a foreigner in Daejeon, you can expect to have access to high-quality healthcare, but you will need to pay into the NHI scheme and may need help navigating the system," remarked another expat in Daejeon, Korea.

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