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Healthcare in Bangkok is generally of good quality, and many doctors and specialists speak English. Private hospitals in Bangkok are first-rate and often employ staff members who have been educated in the West.
These institutions also tend to be far cheaper than expats from Europe or the United States may expect. The high quality of care and low prices for treatment have led to Thailand's rise as a medical tourism destination, particularly for cosmetic surgery and dental care.
Some hospitals catering to overseas medical tourists resemble hotels rather than hospitals. This is especially true of hospitals in the south of the city, which market their medical operations alongside beach holiday packages. Despite the reasonable cost of treatment, expats should make sure they have medical insurance as costs can add up.
Read Healthcare in Thailand to learn more about the healthcare system in the country.
Some of the most popular hospitals in Bangkok are listed below.
Hospitals in Bangkok
Address: 2 Soi Phetchaburi 47 Yaek 10, Bang Kapi, Huai Khwang, Bangkok 10310
Address: 33 Soi Sukhumvit 3, Khlong Toei Nuea, Watthana, Bangkok 10110
Address: 9/1 Convent Rd, Silom, Bang Rak, Bangkok 10500
Phyathai 2 International Hospital
Address: 943 Phahonyothin Rd, Khwaeng Samsen Nai, Khet Phaya Thai, Bangkok 10400
Address: 51/3 Ngamwongwan Rd, Lat Yao, Chatuchak, Bangkok 10900
►Healthcare in Thailand gives a more comprehensive overview of the country's medical services
►For information on transport in the Thai capital, see Getting Around in Bangkok
What do expats say about healthcare in Bangkok?
"The healthcare in Bangkok is excellent, if you have good insurance and are willing to pay for quality service. The quality and the price of the service can be really different from one hospital to the other, or even between doctors within the same hospital. So regardless of where and why you go there, I recommend you always get different opinions until you find a place and a doctor that you can trust." See more healthcare advice from Matt, a French expat in Bangkok.
"If you have insurance and/or can afford a private hospital like Bumrungrad, Samitivej, or Bangkok Hospital, it’s as good or better than the West. It’s cheaper, faster, nicer, and more comfortable. A doctor once told me I should have an MRI and asked if I was free that evening. I told him I wasn’t, because I had to watch a movie with a friend, so I came back the next day instead, no problem." See our interview with Canadian expat Greg to learn more about living in Bangkok.
"Healthcare was amazing! Hospitals were like seven-star hotels, and super cheap." Check out our expat interview with Mariposa for more on living in Bangkok.
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