Healthcare and Emergency Numbers0
Much of the information in the Health section of this page has been kindly provided by Peter Davison, Manager of International Services for Phuket International Hospital. The aim is to give the reader up to date information on the healthcare situation in Phuket.
It is not intended to replace advice given by a qualified medical practitioner. Phuket International Hospital accepts no responsibility for any loss, injury or inconvenience sustained by anyone using this information.
Sun, Sand, Sea & Surgery
Many tourists are choosing to come to Phuket's better establishments for elective surgery and other treatments to avoid long waiting lists in their home countries.
The range and quality of treatments available on the island continue to rise, particularly in areas such as dental and eye care, cosmetic and sex reassignment surgery, and kidney dialysis treatments.
While nobody wishes to get sick, particularly when on holiday or away from home, those who do use the healthcare services in Phuket report pleasing and satisfactory results, sometimes even better than what they receive at home. Minimal waiting times and low costs top the list of advantages Phuket hospitals have over western countries.
Hospitalization in Phuket, for the tourist, will usually be arranged by the first doctor who has treated you or through the emergency or outpatient department of the hospital you have visited. Admission procedures will be similar to those at home, and you will need to fill in consent and admission forms. If you're being admitted to a private hospital, payment details will also need to be finalized and this can be as easy as showing your insurance details.
Private hospital rooms in Phuket are similar to 3-4 star hotel rooms, each with a TV and satellite channels, fridge, telephone and other amenities. Your family will be able to freely visit you, and if required, are welcome to stay with you as extra beds can be arranged.
Phuket International Hospital
44 Chalermprakiat Ror 9 Rd
Located between Big C and Tesco Lotus on the bypass road.
Tel: +66 (0)7 624 9400, +66 (0)7 621 0936
Bangkok Phuket Hospital
2/1 Hongyok utis Rd, Phuket City
Located in Phuket City.
Tel: +66 (0)7 625 4421
Mission Hospital Phuket
4/1 Thepkrasattri Rd
Amphur Muang, Phuket 83000
Tel: (66-76) 237220/5 - 211907 or 212149 - 01-4299627
Sawatdirak Road, Patong Beach, Phuket 83150
Tel: (66-76) 344225 - 340617 For EMERGENCIES call 340444
Thalang Government Hospital
Thepkrasattri Road, Thalang
Tel: (66-76) 311111
Yaowarat Road, Phuket Town
Tel: (66-76) 212150 - 211155
Dr Thiti Clinic
1 Visit Road, Rawai
Near Chalong Circle
Tel: +66 (0)81 691 9185
Dr Niran's Clinic
5/12 Moo 8 Chaofa Road,Phuket 83100
(opposite Esso Chalong)
Tel: (66-76) 283002 - 283008
Bangkok International Clinic
Canal Village, Laguna Phuket
390/6-7 Srisoonthorn Rd, Thalang, Phuket 83110
Tel: (66-76) 325442 - 325442
- Police 191
- Tourist Police 1155
- Phuket Tourist Rescue Centre, Chalong 076 383 907-9
- Emergency Medical Service 1669
Diving Recompression Chambers:
Hyperbaric Services Thailand
- Phuket International Hospital 076 249400
- Andaman coast 24-hour emergency line 09 871 2335 or 01 797 5984
- Gulf coast (Samui) 24-hour emergency line 01 084 8485
- Vachira Hospital, Phuket Town 076 211 114
- Bangkok Phuket Hospital, Phuket Town 076 254 421