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Health Care in Kratie

Learn about the health system in Kratie: how it can and cannot be used by expats, nomads, retirees and others moving to and living in Kratie.

The healthcare system in Kratie, is a mix of public and private institutions. The public healthcare system is primarily used by locals, while expats and digital nomads often opt for private healthcare services.

Cambodia’s Healthcare System

The public healthcare system in Cambodia is known as the Ministry of Health. It is not commonly used by foreigners due to the lack of English-speaking staff and the perceived lower quality of care compared to private institutions. While public hospitals in Kratie can handle minor medical issues, they are not typically recommended for serious medical emergencies or major surgeries. The experience at a public hospital in Kratie can be quite different from what foreigners are used to, with crowded conditions and limited resources. Foreigners, including expats and digital nomads, are allowed to use the public healthcare system in Cambodia, but most prefer to use private hospitals. Private hospitals are generally recommended for serious medical emergencies and major surgeries due to their better facilities and English-speaking staff. The experience at a private hospital in Kratie is more akin to what foreigners would expect, with more modern facilities and better patient care.

Hospitals and Clinics for Expats in Kratie

There are a few healthcare facilities in Kratie that are recommended for expats. These include:

  • Kratie Provincial Hospital (Public) – Located in Kratie city, this is the main public hospital in the province.
  • Chhlong Hospital (Private) – A private hospital located in Chhlong district, about 30 minutes drive from Kratie city.
If there are serious medical emergencies, expats in Kratie often travel to Phnom Penh, the capital city of Cambodia, where there are more advanced healthcare facilities. The journey by car takes approximately 5 hours.

Emergency Services in Kratie

There are ambulance services in Kratie, but they may not be as reliable or as quick to respond as in more developed countries. To call for an ambulance, you can dial 119. However, there can sometimes be delays due to traffic or other factors.

Health Insurance Companies in Kratie

There are several popular private health insurers in Kratie, including Forte Insurance, Infinity Insurance, and Asia Insurance. These companies offer a range of health insurance plans to suit different needs and budgets. However, many expats and digital nomads choose to use specialized expat health insurance providers, as these often provide coverage for medical treatment in a wider range of countries, including their home country.

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