Thailand is a popular destination for both tourists and expatriates, charmed by life in the Kingdom of Siam. However, Thailand is also a favorite place to seek medical treatment, especially with state-of-the-art health facilities throughout the country, including Bangkok and Phuket. Here is our selection of the three most renowned health facilities in Thailand.
Samitivej Sukhumvit Hospital
The international hospital of Samitivej Sukhumvit is a medical center in Bangkok founded in 1979.
The Samitivej private hospital, beyond offering very high quality care, has specialized in ancillary services and puts the comfort of its patients as well as their well being (physical and psychological) as priorities. In addition, the staff is regularly trained and the majority speaks English to help facilitate the care of tourists and expatriates in the best possible way.
Bumrungrad International Hospital
It’s the largest hospital in the capital in terms of capacity with more than 500 beds and 1200 doctors specializing in several medical areas. The Bumrungrad hospital strives to give the greatest attention to expatriates and tourists thanks to dedicated staff, interpreters, and multi-lingual doctors, all offering quality care at affordable prices. The living environment is also comfortable with the presence of interior gardens, shops, and restaurants.
Bangkok Hospital Phuket
Bangkok Hospital Phuket is the most famous hospital on Phuket Island. Its various specializations in cardiac surgery, neurology, or its center dedicated to families make it an excellent health facility for both Thai and foreigners. Its reputation is well established and it’s often the first place to be contacted in the case of an emergency.
Whether you are in Bangkok or Phuket, you now know which institutions to turn to in case of a situation requiring medical attention. However, health professionals present on site can also answer your questions or doubts and refer you in case of questions to avoid unpleasant surprises and possible complications.
In addition, if your stay in Thailand is as a tourist, you can dial 1155 at any time to be put in touch with the tourist police who will be able to advise you and/or put you in touch with emergency services when appropriate.
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