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Health Care in Geoje

Health Care in Geoje: Locate providers, hospitals, and medical centers to find the best health services available for expats and nomads.

The healthcare system in Geoje is a mix of public and private healthcare services. The public healthcare system, known as the National Health Insurance Service (NHIS), is widely used by both locals and foreigners, while private healthcare services are also available for those who prefer them.

Korea’s Healthcare System

The public healthcare system in Korea is managed by the National Health Insurance Service (NHIS). This system is used by both locals and foreigners, including expats and digital nomads. Public hospitals in Geoje are recommended for serious medical emergencies and major surgeries. The experience at a public hospital in Geoje is generally positive, with well-trained medical staff and modern facilities. Foreigners are allowed to use the public healthcare system in Korea, but many expats prefer to use private hospitals. Private hospitals in Geoje are also recommended for serious medical emergencies and major surgeries. The experience at a private hospital in Geoje is typically more personalized and comfortable compared to public hospitals.

Hospitals and Clinics for Expats in Geoje

  • Geoje International Clinic (Private, located in Geoje city)
  • Geoje General Hospital (Public, located in Geoje city)
  • Geoje St. Mary’s Hospital (Private, located in Geoje city)
In case of few or no hospitals in Geoje, expats usually go to Busan for emergencies, specialized medical care, and surgeries. Busan is approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes away by car from Geoje.

Emergency Services in Geoje

Yes, there are ambulance services in Geoje. You can call for an ambulance by dialing 119. The response time of the ambulance service is generally quick, but there can be delays during peak hours or in case of traffic congestion.

Health Insurance Companies in Geoje

The most popular private health insurers in Geoje are Samsung Life Insurance, Kyobo Life Insurance, and Hanwha Life Insurance. These companies offer a wide range of health insurance products to cater to different needs. Expats and digital nomads in Geoje typically use these local insurance companies, but some also prefer to use specialized expat health insurance providers.

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