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Are there any vaccinations I should get or other health precautions to take as I prepare for my move to your city?
While it is essential that you consult with your healthcare professional, you will need vaccinations for hepatitis A and B, diphtheria and tuberculosis, among others.
Before I get sick, what should I know about seeking medical care in your city as an expat?
Medical care in Bangkok is outstanding. Like Singapore, it offers Asia's highest standard of care, comparable to any Western country. This said, there’re some concerns that you should be aware of.
Firstly, Thailand has no General Doctors, therefore, if you and/or your loved ones who accompany you on your relocation has any particular symptom or illness, it is always best to bring health check report from home to Thailand. For those of you who come from non-native English speaking country, ensure you request a doctor to write health report in English.
Secondly, most doctors here do not have one specific place to work. They work on shifts in each medical facility. In case you need to see the doctor for more than one occasion, please organize a pre-appointment and try to go on appointment.
Last but not least, money does matter. Usually, a company will provide insurance coverage, but note that medical expense claim method can be varied depending on selected package. It is commonly found that if you are an out-patient, you will have to pay upfront for the treatment first before you can use official receipt to claim back.
What is the word for "doctor" in the local language?
What is the best way to locate a suitable health care provider?
Any expat hospital will be able to provide you with a list of qualified doctors.
Do expats in the area tend to leave the city/area/country to seek medical care? If so, why and where do they go?
No. Expats have a high quality of care available right in Bangkok.
What is the number to call to summon help in an emergency? List medical/fire/police.
- Fire - 199
- Police - 191
- Tourist Police – 1155
What do I do if there's an emergency in the middle of the night—or at another time when my normal doctor/clinic is unavailable?
Hospitals are open 24 hours.
How will I recognize a pharmacy? What is it called in the local language?
Look for the word "Pharmacy."
Is the water safe to drink?
We advise drinking bottled water.
Crown Relocations has made every effort to present accurate information. However, regulations, rates and other variables are subject to change and Crown Relocations cannot accept responsibility for the errors that might result. Should you have any questions or need additional information, please contact your local Crown representative.