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A trip to the hospital is horrifying, not least in a foreign country! Fortunately, the system of international hospitals in Vietnam is available to help you take care of yourself with ease. Here’s our comprehensive guide to international hospitals in Vietnam.
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In Vietnam, there is no universal healthcare, meaning that the quality and price for medical treatments can vary greatly between medical institutions. Some can be very costly, and Vietnamese insurance doesn’t cover much, so travelers usually opt for international health insurance.
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There are two types here: public and private.
Public hospitals are typically understaffed, and most employees can only speak Vietnamese, so despite the more economical price tag, these hospitals are not the best choice for foreigners.
Private hospitals, on the contrary, can provide professional experiences with English-speaking staff; nevertheless, check your insurance plan carefully as these places can be quite pricey.
Pharmacies are easy to find. Some of the household names include Pharmacity and Phano Pharmacity. You can buy medicines straight from the counter without a prescription in Vietnam, but always remember to check the expiration date.
Vietnamese emergency number is 115, but they’re notorious for being slow due to traffic. That’s why many choose to catch a taxi, use ride-hailing apps like Grab or private-owned emergency services.
It’s easy to find Eastern medication in major cities, especially Ho Chi Minh City (in Hai Thuong Lan Ong street, District 5 or the Traditional Medicine Hospital) and Hanoi (in Lan Ong street, Hoan Kiem district or the National Traditional Medicine Hospital).
A change in weather condition and environment can cause irritating ailments, namely: the common cold, stomachache, heatstroke to serious ones like diarrhea and dengue fever. Make sure you know how to prevent common diseases and necessary vaccinations.
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International hospitals generally have better customer service than public hospitals
Most public hospitals’ staff can only speak Vietnamese, which can come as the biggest challenge to tourists, particularly those who are not on tour. Therefore, choosing international hospitals in Vietnam becomes more convenient, since the staff is good in English and some of the doctors that study overseas (or they’re foreigners themselves) can help you avoid confusion.
Since international hospitals are not crowded, the staff here can aid you more sufficiently. What’s more, the equipment is generally up-to-date, which means that you can get newer types of treatment that take less time. Another bonus point is that they do accept international health insurance and payment through cards.
1. Franco-Vietnamese Hospital / FV Hospital
Address: 6 Nguyen Luong Bang Street, Phu My Hung, District 7, Ho Chi Minh City.
Tel: (028) 54 11 33 33
Accident & Emergency: (028) 54 11 35 00
Working hours: 8 AM - 5 PM (Monday - Friday), 8 AM - 12 PM (Saturday).
Can speak English and French.
2. Centre Medical International / CMI
Address: 30 Pham Ngoc Thach Street, District 3, Ho Chi Minh City.
Tel: (028) 38 27 23 66
Working hours: 7.30 AM - 7.30 PM (Monday - Friday), 8 AM - 6 PM (Saturday).
Can speak English and French.
Centre Medical International
Address: 01 Phuong Mai Street, Dong Da District, Hanoi.
Tel: (84-24) 3577 1100
Accident & Emergency: (84-24) 3574 1111
Open 24 hours.
Can speak English and French.
French Hospital in Hanoi
Can speak English, Filippino, Spanish, Korean, Japanese, Russian, Portuguese, German, Italian, Hebrew, French, Dutch, Polish, Chinese and Malay...
*Ho Chi Minh City:
Address: 34 Le Duan Street, District 1.
Tel: +84 28 3822 7848
Accident & Emergency: *9999 or (028) 3744 9000
Working hours: 8 AM - 7 PM (Monday - Friday), 8 AM - 4.30 PM (Saturday).
Address: 298, Kim Ma Street, Van Phuc Compound, Dinh District.
Tel: +84 24 3843 0748
Accident & Emergency: (024) 3843 0748
Working hours: 8 AM - 5.30 PM (Monday - Friday), 8.30 AM - 12.30 PM (Saturday).
Address: 96-98 Nguyen Van Linh Street, Hai Chau District.
Tel: +84 913 917 303
Accident & Emergency: 0913 917 303
Working hours: 8 AM - 5.30 PM (Monday - Friday), 8.30 AM - 12.30 PM (Saturday - Sunday).
Family Medical Practice emergency medical evacuation
5. Vinmec International Hospital
Opens 24 hours.
Can speak English.
*Ho Chi Minh:
Address: 208 Nguyen Huu Canh Street, Binh Thanh District.
Tel: 0283 6221 166, 0283 6221 188
Address: 458, Minh Khai Street, Hai Ba Trung.
Tel: 0243 9743 556
Address: Residential area no.4, 30 Thang 4 Street, Nguyen Tri Phuong, Hoa Cuong Bac Ward, Hai Chau District.
Tel: 0236 3711 111
Address: 42A, Tran Phu Street, Vinh Nguyen.
Tel: 0258 3900 168
Address: 10A Le Thanh Tong, Hong Gai.
Tel: 0203 3828 188
Address: Bai Dai, Ganh Dau.
Tel: 0297 3985 588
Vinmec Hospital in Da Nang
Whether you want it or not, sickness is unavoidable, and accidents do happen while you’re traveling. That’s why prevention is key when it comes to ensuring your safety. With this guide on international hospitals in Vietnam, we hope you find a suitable medical institution for your trip. Check out other helpful articles:
How Not to Get Food Poisoning While Traveling in Vietnam.
Dental Tourism in Vietnam.
© Written by Ngan Mai for itourvn.com
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Incredible article! I've moved to Ho Chi Minh for a few months and really struggled for medical assistance. These international hospitals will make my life so much better
The international hospitals in vietnam are reliable despite the higher cost