Healthcare in Phuket
Private hospitals in Phuket offer excellent health care facilities and services. The majority of doctors are educated abroad and are fluent with English and other European languages, and the staff are used to interacting with foreigners. A growing number of tourists opt to undergo elective surgery in Phuket, such as dental procedures or cosmetic surgery, contributing to the country’s booming medical industry. Retail pharmacies like Watsons and Boots are located in large shopping malls, while local pharmacies are set in clusters along the streets.
Phuket International Hospital is regarded as one of the best hospitals on the island – the staff are fluent in English and facilities are excellent. The hospital is also a popular choice for foreigners seeking medical services related to cosmetic surgery, Lasik eye surgery, dental procedures and sex-change operations.
Location: 44 Chalermprakiat Ror 9 Road
Contact: +66 (0)76 249 400
Emergency contact: 076 210 935
Bangkok Hospital is a private chain with hospitals located all over Thailand. All kinds of treatments and emergency services are available here, and the hospital chain has earned a reputation for offering quality and reliable medical care. The hospital employs about 165 physicians and 250 nurses, and can accommodate 200 in-house patients and a maximum of 1,000 outpatients.
Location: 2/1 Hongyok Road, Phuket Town
Contact: +66 (0)76 254 425
Emergency contact: 1719
Mission Hospital operates as a not-for-profit organisation. In addition to offering specialist medical services, the hospital also organises health checkups and laboratory tests. Overnight accommodation costs between 600 to 2,100 THB (this does not include consultation fees and costs for medical services), and patients may choose from a four bed ward, two bed ward, private ward and VIP ward. Treatments here are not as expensive relative to the Phuket International Hospital and Bangkok Hospital Phuket.
Location: 4/1 Thepkasattri Road, Ratsada
Contact: +66 (0)76 237 220-6
Emergency contact: 076 237 227
Patong Hospital serves as the main medical facility catering to locals and foreigners at Patong Beach. The hospital operates with a 120 bed capacity, and offers outpatient services for common health issues. The emergency facilities here are often used by travellers involved in accidents and drunk fights around the beach.
Location: 57 Sai Nam Yen Road, Patong Beach
Contact: +66 (0)76 342 633-4
Emergency contact: 076 340 444 or 1669
The Phuket Provincial Hospital was set up in 2011 to address the issue of overcrowded public hospitals on the island. The hospital operates with a 200 bed capacity, with inpatient rooms costing between 300 to 3,500 THB.
Location: 18, 20 Anupatphuketkan Road, Phuket Town
Contact: (076) 358888
As the largest public hospital in Phuket, Vachira Phuket Hospital operates with a 503 bed capacity, and is staffed with more than 70 physicians. Facilities are extensive, and the hospital is well-equipped to handle a wide range of medical conditions and illnesses.
Location: 353 Yaowarat Road, Phuket Town
Contact: +66 (0)76 361 234
Emergency contact: 1669
Ambulance services are operated by individual hospitals in Phuket. It is not unusual for individuals involved in accidents to be sent to an emergency ward by a private vehicle or taxi, as it is often the quicker than being sent by an ambulance.
- Dr Thiti Clinic
Location: 1 Visit Road, Rawai, Near Chalong Circle
Contact: +66 (0)81 691 9185
Location: Canal Village, Laguna Phuket, 390/6-7 Srisoonthorn Rd, Thalang, Phuket 83110
Contact: (66-76) 325442 – 325442
There are many pharmacies on the island. International chains like Boots and Watsons are located in large shopping malls, while local pharmacies are often found in a cluster along the streets.
Emergency Contact Information
Tourist Police: 1155
Phuket Tourist Rescue Centre, Chalong: 076 383 907-9
Emergency Medical Service: 1669
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