Updated on 10/10/2018
Healthcare in Phuket
Private hospitals in Phuket offer excellent health care facilities and services. The majority of doctors are fluent in English and other European languages, and the staff are well-versed with the hospital services and regulations. In recent years, a growing number of tourists are choosing to undergo elective surgery in Phuket. This includes dental procedures or cosmetic surgery, which has contributed to the country’s booming medical industry.
Phuket International Hospital
Siriroj/Phuket International Hospital, is one of the best hospitals on the island. The staff are fluent in English and the facilities are excellent. The hospital is also a popular choice for foreigners seeking medical services related to cosmetic surgery, lasik 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 Phuket
Bangkok Hospital is a private chain with hospitals located all over Thailand. A wide range of treatments are available here, from basic healthcare to surgical services. This hospital chain also earned a reputation for offering quality and reliable medical care. They have about 165 physicians and 250 nurses, and can accommodate 200 in-house patients and a maximum of 1,000 outpatients.
Location: 2/1 Hongyok Utis Road, Muang District, Phuket, 83000, Thailand
Contact: +66 (0)76 254 425 or +66 76 361 000
Emergency contact: 1719
This hospital operates as a non-profit organisation. In addition to offering specialist medical services, the hospital also organises health checkups and laboratory tests. An overnight stay costs between 650 to 2,100 THB (not including consultation fees and costs for medical services). Treatments here are more affordable compared to Phuket International Hospital and Bangkok Hospital Phuket.
Location: 4/1 Thepkasatri Rd. Rasada District, Ampur Meaung. Phuket Province 83000
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, Kathu, Phuket 83150
Contact: +66 (0)76 342 633-4
Emergency contact: 076 340 444 or 1669
Phuket Provincial Hospital
The Phuket Provincial Hospital started in 2011 to address the issue of overcrowded public hospitals on the island. It operates with a 200 bed capacity, with inpatient rooms costing between 300 to 3,500 THB.
Location: 18, 20 Anupatphuketkan Road, Talard Yai, Phuket Town 83000
Contact: (076) 358888
Vachira Phuket Hospital
As the largest public hospital in Phuket, Vachira Phuket Hospital operates with a 503 bed capacity, and has 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, Amphoe Mueang Phuket, Chang Wat Phuket 83000, Thailand
Contact: +66 (0)76 361 234
Emergency contact: 1669
Ambulance services are operated by individual hospitals in Phuket. It is not unusual for individuals 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: 78/8 Moo 4, Viset Road, Chalong, Muang, Phuket 83130 Thailand
Contact: +66 (0)81 691 9185
Bangkok International Clinic
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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