An expat's guide to handling medical emergencies in Thailand

While living abroad is full of surprises, medical emergencies shouldn’t be one of them.

Both the hospital and volunteer ambulance services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. There’s good coverage throughout the country, especially in and around Bangkok.


Everything you need to know about hospital insurance in Thailand

Working your way through the jargon minefield, etc

Coming from the UK, where private health insurance isn’t the norm, I can definitely see why many expats struggle to get their head around it when they move abroad. Especially in Thailand, where foreigners don’t have equal access to public healthcare services as locals do.


Time for a health check-up

What should a typical health checkup package include in Thailand?

Personally, I would recommend sticking with the private hospitals if you can afford to. They tend to cost a lot more than government hospitals, but are typically value-for-money when compared to hospitals of the same standards in the West


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