Health Care in Rabat

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

Rabat has a public and private healthcare system that provides medical care to its citizens and expats. The public healthcare system is called the National Health Insurance Fund (CNAM). It is used by both citizens and foreigners, although foreigners may need to pay out of pocket for some services. People generally recommend using public hospitals in Rabat for serious medical emergencies and major surgery, as they are well-equipped and staffed with experienced medical professionals. A visit to a public hospital in Rabat is usually a positive experience, with friendly staff and clean facilities. Foreigners, including expats and digital nomads, are allowed to use the public healthcare system in Morocco, although they may need to pay out of pocket for some services.

Hospitals and Clinics for Expats in Rabat

Expats in Rabat typically use private hospitals for specialized medical care and major surgeries. The most popular private hospitals in Rabat include the Clinique du Parc, located in the Agdal district, the Clinique Pasteur, located in the Hay Riad district, and the Clinique Ibn Sina, located in the Hay Riad district. The Clinique du Parc specializes in cardiology, while the Clinique Pasteur specializes in orthopedics and the Clinique Ibn Sina specializes in neurology. All three hospitals are well-equipped and staffed with experienced medical professionals.

Emergency Services in Rabat

Rabat has a number of ambulance services that can be called in an emergency. The most popular services are the SAMU (Service d’Aide Médicale Urgente) and the SMUR (Service Mobile d’Urgence et de Réanimation). To call for an ambulance, dial 15 or 112. Ambulances usually arrive quickly, although there may be delays in some cases.

Health Insurance Companies in Rabat

The most popular private health insurers in Rabat are the CNOPS (Caisse Nationale des Organismes de Prévoyance Sociale) and the CNAM (Caisse Nationale d’Assurance Maladie). Expats and digital nomads typically use these companies, although some may opt for specialized expat health insurance providers.

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