Phuket Hospitals and Healthcare

Due to the long waiting lists in the home countries of those visiting Phuket, many of them come here to arrange elective surgeries that would have a huge waiting time elsewhere. Phuket has many high-class Hospitals and clinics which can cater for these needs.

There is a huge range of outstanding quality treatments available on the island, and the number available continues to grow alongside the continued improvement of the hospitals and clinics here. Dental and optical care is available here, as well as cosmetic surgeries, gender realignment surgery and kidney dialysis treatment are all widely available.

Obviously when people are on holiday, the last thing they want is to become ill. Unfortunately for some, however, this is the case. As such it is important to get vital healthcare which is up to the high standards they expect. People who utilise Phuket’s healthcare system often speak highly of the quality of care they receive. The waiting times are low as are the fees for care.

For those visiting Phuket who end up requiring medical care, this will generally be organised by the first doctor who treats them. If not, they will have it organised by the emergency room if they require emergency care. The procedure is fairly similar to what most people expect when they go to a hospital. Forms are filed and you are admitted for care based on severity of your condition. If you attend a private establishment, then you will have to arrange payment prior to treatment. The rooms in private hospitals in Phuket are of a very high quality, with conveniences and amenities to suit the needs of the patient.

There are a number of hospitals on Phuket providing healthcare. We have compiled a list below in case you need contact details for them.

  • Thalang Government Hospital
    Thepkrasattri Road, Thalang
    Phuket 83110
    Tel: (66-76) 311111

There are also a number of diving decompression clinics available on the island owing to the number of scuba tours which can be undertaken while visiting.

NB: This blog post is provided for information purposes only. It is in no way intended to be used as a substitute for the advice a medical practitioner can give you whilst visiting Phuket and as such accepts no responsibility for any loss, injury or inconvenience sustained by anyone using this information.

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