Thailand has some of the best hospitals in the world and is one of the most popular destinations for health travel. Its facilities are renowned for exceptional quality and service. Visitors are often amazed at the five-star treatment they receive in Thai medical facilities.
With low nurse to patient ratios - as low as 1:4 in some hospitals - patients who have surgery in Thailand receive a level of personal attention that North American hospitals can't match. Thailand offers many procedures that are difficult to get elsewhere, and its prices are among the lowest in the world.
Medical Tourism Facilities in Thailand
- Medical and Dental Facilities in Thailand
- Absolute Health Integrated Medicine
- Aekudon International Hospital
- Bangkok Medical Centers
- Better Being Thailand
- BNH Hospital
- Cosmetic Surgery Clinic
- Dr. Smile Dental Clinic
- Phyathai Hospital 1
- Phyathai Hospital 2
- Phyathai Hospital 3
- Piyavate Hospital
- Sukhumvit Maternity Clinic
- Samitivej Hospital Sukhumvit
- Samitivej Hospital Srinakarin
- Tria Integrated Wellness
- Bumrungrad Hospital
Thailand's Healthcare System
Thailand is at the very top of the list for medical tourism destinations having fully internationalized the many large hospitals in Bangkok and Phuket Island with cutting-edge medical equipment and facilities, internationally schooled and trained medical staff and international patient departments expressly catering to foreign guests in their own languages. While British and North American citizens have been traveling to various Asian countries to have medical procedures performed, Thailand is far more popular than other Asian countries when it comes to its share in the international market of medical tourism.
Why Choose Thailand for Travel and Treatment?
Thailand is the Land of Smiles that welcomes visitors into a tropical paradise, a country known for its warm weather and beautiful beaches. This welcoming attitude is a key part of Thailand's standard of patient care. On top of this, the country is continuously updating its medical facilities and talents to stay on top of international medical standards. Whether exploring the breathtaking beaches of Phuket or strolling through the glistening mega shopping malls in Bangkok, travelers will find the cost of daily living is far lower than that of North America.
Medical Facilities in Thailand
There are nearly 400 hospitals in Thailand, one of which being the largest private hospital in Asia. Bumrungrad International Hospital, Samitivej Hospital, BNH Hospital and the Bangkok Hospital Group are the most frequented large private institutions in Bangkok, and they provide top-quality care, 5-star treatment and departments dedicated to overseas visitors. Bangkok Hospital Group is a network of leading international hospitals found throughout Thailand, and Bangkok Hospital Phuket on Thailand's most popular southern beach destination is on par with its northern counterparts. An astounding 200 doctors working at Bumrungrad International hospital are U.S. board certified. All private hospitals that cater to medical tourists have English speaking doctors and staff members.
Thailand the Country
Thailand is a country comprised of 65.5 million individuals. The country of Thailand is a kingdom governed by a constitutional monarchy, with its capital city being Bangkok. The currency used in Thailand is the baht. When visiting Thailand one can experience everything from big city life in Bangkok, to white sand beaches and tropical forests in other parts of the country.
The official language of Thailand is Thai, while many Thai’s understand and speak English.
Buddhist 94.6%, Muslim 4.6%, Christian 0.7%, other 0.1%
The climate in Thailand is generally controlled by tropical monsoons causing the weather to be usually hot and humid year round. Thailand’s seasons are generally divided into three main seasons. The cool season goes from November to February, the hot season goes from March to June, and the rainy season goes from July to August. The cool season is the most popular time for tourists to visit, while the hot season is the least popular season for tourists to visit.
When visiting Thailand you will want to wear loose, light clothes. If you are visiting a temple or religious shrine it is important that you dress respectfully in a shirt, long pants, or longer skirt to avoid disrespecting the local citizens.
When visiting Thailand buy a prepaid SIM Card with a tri-band unlocked GSM cell phone. This allows you to have a local number as well as pay local rates without having a contract. You will also be able to receive unlimited FREE incoming calls from anywhere in the world.
All of Thailand’s major hotels and facilities have email access and internet services with translation services available. Many cyber cafes are also becoming very popular in tourist destinations.
Interesting Places to see in Thailand
The Thai Elephant Conservation Centre
The Thai elephant conservation centre is the world’s first and only elephant hospital. The main objective of the conservation centre is to conserve the Thai elephants. When visiting the conservation centre one can take a ride on an elephants back, watch an elephant show, and even live and learn about elephants through a unique program called the mahout training program. This conservation centre offers a truly unique experience.
The Damnem Saduak Floating Market
The Damnem Saduak Floating Market is located in Ratchaburi, Thailand. Wooden boats make their way up and down the crowded canals as vendors paddle their boats from vendor to vendor in hopes of buying and selling their goods. Here a visitor can see the traditional Thai way of selling and buying fruits, vegetables, and other food.
Phi Phi Island
This island grouping is composed of two rocky tree covered islands. The two islands are called Phi Phi Leh and Phi Phi Don. These islands are known as one of the most beautiful islands in the world. They are a part of a National Marine Park in Krabi Province, and are the most popular two places to scuba dive in Southern Thailand.
Emergency Telephone Information
Directory Assistance: 1133
Tourism Authority of Thailand Call Center: 1672
Immigration Bureau: 0 2287 3101-10
US Embassy: +66 (0) 2 205-4000
Government of Canada Emergency Services We are here to help you in case of an emergency.
After-Hours Emergency Contact
To reach the Emergency Operations Centre: From Thailand, dial toll-free 001-800-156-220-0142, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, or call collect where available to +1 (613) 996-8885.