There are seven major Phuket hospitals which treat both local residents as well as tourists. A visit to one Phuket hospital can be very different then a visit to the next hospital in Phuket as there is a big difference in quality between the various different Phuket hospitals.
The Phuket guide will help you choose in helping you decide as to which Phuket hospital you should visit in case you require medical attention on Phuket.
There are two categories of hospitals on Phuket. There are those hospitals which are public holidays and are operated by the Thai government and then you have those Phuket hospitals which are private owned and operated.
Generally speaking most foreigners will choose to visit one of the private Phuket hospitals as the medical service tends to be superior and English is widely spoken at these private hospitals on the island.
Another major difference between a public hospital in Phuket and a private hospital on Phuket is that the prices for medical treatment are considerably more expensive at private hospitals on Phuket.
If you have a good health or travel insurance then you should definitely visit one of the private hospitals listed in this section of our Phuket guide.
Please note that even the private hospitals on Phuket are considerably cheaper then what you would expect to pay in Europe, Australia or the US. This is one of the major reasons why medical tourism to Phuket is on a rise as many people will travel to Phuket due to the relatively inexpensive hospital costs.
- Patong Hospital - This Phuket hospital is the only hospital in Patong and is a government owned hospital. The facilities are not very impressive at the Patong hospital and you should really only visit this Phuket hospital if you require minor medical attention.
- Phuket International Hospital - Many local expat residents prefer this Phuket hospital over the other hospitals on the island. Phuket International Hospital is a private hospital and ranks as the best hospital on Phuket together with the Bangkok Phuket Hospital. Prices tend to be somewhat less expensive then those of the Bangkok Phuket Hospital.
- Bangkok Phuket Hospital - The premier hospital on Phuket is the Bangkok Phuket Hospital. The quality of the doctors and of the hospital facilities are among the finest found anywhere in Thailand. The hospital rooms at the Bangkok Phuket hospital are more luxurious then those of most 5 star Phuket Hotels. If you require a Phuket dentist then be sure to visit the dentist department at the Bangkok Phuket Hospital as its considered to be the best of its kind.
- Vachira Phuket Hospital - This is the largest Phuket hospital and is located in Phuket city. The Vachira Phuket Hospital is a public hospital and is considered to be the best of the government operated Phuket hospitals. The main drawback of going to this hospital in Phuket town is that you will normally have to wait a long time before you are able to see a doctor.
- Mission Hospital
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