Medical Tourism in Thailand and Best Hospitals in Bangkok
Should you ever require medical attention, you can rest assured that health services in Bangkok are excellent and on par with western standards. Best services are provided at private hospitals, which boast state-of-the-art facilities and technology, internationally trained doctors and multilingual staff. Some private hospitals offer special promotion packages to overseas visitors. What's more, you'll also discover that Bangkok's private hospitals in no way resemble the cold, bright and sterile environments you usually associate with a hospital, but instead look a lot like hotels!
Best Hospitals in Bangkok
BNH (Bangkok Nursing Home Hospital) is a modern 120-bed hospital operating to international standards. It provides service in both inpatient and outpatient departments, with physicians in every field of medicine available on a 24 hours basis.
On August 20, 1897, the British community in Bangkok established the first premises of the hospital on Phya Dejo Road. The hospital building on Convent Road was erected at the beginning of the century and, in 1912, its King Chulalongkorn Memorial Wing was officially opened by His Majesty King Vajiravudh.
Over the years, BNH Hospital has grown and improved along modern lines.
With the primary aim of providing the best of modern medical care for patients from over 70 different countries, it is known throughout Asia, and the world, as an excellent international medical facility. Today, BNH Hospital is a first-class international medical institution, with some of the most sophisticated and up-to-date facilities in Thailand. Its 104 years of serving both Thai and expatriate communities are further enhanced by a reputation and lasting tradition of service excellence.
Medical services include: BNH Spine Centre, BNH Shoulder and Joint Centre, Senior Care Clinic, Radiology, Diabetes and Hormone Clinic, Dermatology, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Pediatrics, Surgery and Orthopedic Surgery, Ophthalmology, Ear, Nose and Throat Surgery, Heart Centre, Haemorrhoids Clinic, Dental Clinic, Women's Health Centre, Check-up Centre, Bangkok Infertility Centre, Nutrition Clinic, Emergency & Trauma Centre, and Geriatric Care.
- Location: 9/1 Convent Road, Silom
- Tel: +66 (2) 686 2700
Bumrungrad International Hospital
Centrally located in the heart of Bangkok, Bumrungrad International is one of Thailand's premier hospitals, a center of excellence in specialty medicine, and a world leader in medical tourism. It offers its patients one-stop medical care in Asia's first and Thailand's only JClA (Joint Commission International Accreditation) accredited hospital.
The largest private hospital in Southeast Asia, it treats around 900,000 patients per year of which one third (300,000) are international patients from over 150 different countries. Treating them is over 700 highly qualified physicians and dentists. There are over 554 inpatient beds and Bumrungrad has the capacity to treat 3,000 outpatients per day.
For foreign guests there's the 'International Patient Services Center', which provides interpreters, concierge services, embassy assistance, VIP airport transfers, international insurance coordination and international medical coordinators. From check-ups to cardiac surgery, Bumrungrad delivers the three things that matter most: high quality, affordable healthcare with no waiting.
- Address: 33 Sukhumvit 3, Wattana, Bangkok 10110
- Tel: +66 (2) 667 1000
Samitivej Sukhumvit Hospital
Founded in 1979, Samitivej Sukhumvit Hospital is a leading provider of healthcare in Thailand and Southeast Asia today. With its comprehensive range of facilities and services - from cosmetic services to tertiary care - it is renowned as a provider of choice for local residents, expatriates living in Thailand, and increasingly tourists. There are 270 beds, 87 examination suites and over 1,200 caregivers to cater for patients' needs, as well as a comprehensive range of high-tech medical equipment such as digital imaging and the latest 64-slice CT Scan. Specialists routinely perform complex surgeries like open heart and liver transplants.
With its long history of quality care and innovation, it was the first hospital in Thailand to be given Mother and Baby Friendly Hospital status by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and UNICEF. Other awards include the Prime Minister Award for Most Recognised Service in 2004, and accreditation by the Hospital Accreditation Board in Thailand.
Their commitment goes beyond quality medical care; Samitivej Sukhumvit has nurtured an environment of 'healing hospitality' and convenience to give patients maximum comfort and complete peace of mind. The hospital's international department is always available to assist foreign patients and visitors, and there's an immigration counter to assist with visas and other related requirements.
- Location: 133 Sukhumvit 49, Klongton Nua, Wattana
Bangkok International Hospital
Bangkok International Hospital's world-renowned physicians use the latest cutting-edge technology, while excellent nursing staff provides patients with the highest level of medical care. With overseas training and experience, its staff will ensure that all your needs are met.
Its first class facilities, leading expertise and advancements in medical technology make it one of the leaders in private medical care within Thailand. A consistent focus on quality of service and patient satisfaction has been rewarded with accreditations from US, European, Australian and Japanese Medical Boards, and by the standard certification ISO 1900-2000 from the Ministry of Health in Thailand.
World-renowned physicians are available to provide patients with the utmost level of medical care. The Bangkok Heart Hospital, Neurology Center and Cancer Hospital are well known in Thailand and beyond. All of the specialised centers are equipped with the most advanced medical technologies, while the hospital's vision is to create a comfortable ambience for its multi-cultural patients, which hail from over 140 different countries. There's even a dedicated international team, with translators speaking more than 30 different languages.
- Location: 2 Soi Soonvijai 7 New Petchburi Road Bangkapi, Huay Khwang Bangkok 10310
- Tel: +66 (2) 310 3000 or 1719
Other Hospitals in Bangkok
Bangkok Christian Hospital
During the post WWII period, the American Presbyterian Mission and the Church of Christ in Thailand purchased a piece of land situated between Silom Road and Surawongse Road consisting of several wooden buildings. After planning and remodeling the existing buildings, the Bangkok Christian Hospital was officially inaugurated in 1949.
Over 50 years later it's still serving the general populace, and as popular as ever. A more modest hospital than many of the other private hospitals in Bangkok, its standard fees are usually much lower. It is especially popular for treatment relating to minor ailments. It has departments for Ophthamology, Ear, Nose and Throat Surgery, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pediatrics, Orthopedics, Surgery, Radiology, Cardiology, Pulmonary, Gastroenterology, Allergies, Infectious Diseases and Adult Psychiatry. It also houses specialist centres like the International Refractive Center, Skin Care & Laser Centre, Health Check Up Centre, Dental Care and EEG & Sleep Lab.
- Location: 124 Silom Road, Silom
Central General Hospital
Established in 1992 the Central General Hospital operates under the slogan, "Friendly Hospitality & Good Health for all". Located on Phaholyothin Road in the Saphanmai area, it has a 300-bed capacity and 24-hour service. Over 1,000 clients can be accepted at its out-patient department daily, and an online computer system and air tube transportation system are used for quick service.
Enabling its broad range of medical services are its quality medical specialists and modern equipment. Medical services include Rehabilitation, Dentistry, Ophthalmic Services, X-Rays, Psychiatry, Child Development, Pediatrics, Neurological Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery, General Surgery, Internal Medicine and Emergency Care. In 1998, the Central General Hospital gained ISO 9002 (service quality) and ISO 14001 (environmental management quality) accreditation from the International Organization for Standardization. And in 2004 it obtained Hospital Accreditation, which guarantees its standards.
- Location: 362/114 Moo 8 Victory Monument, Phaholyothin Road
Creating a world in which people have the power to control their own well-being" was the mission statement of the Phyathai Group of Hospitals back when it opened in 1976. Today it is still operating to that same goal, and strives to provide the most professional care alongside the best service.
Phyathai 1 Hospital enjoys an excellent reputation. The International Relation Centre (IRC) was established to provide all types of hospital services to foreign patients. IRC's team is equipped with bilingual translators and interpreters who are on hand to help patients overcome any cultural barriers.
Phyathai 2 Hospital is equipped with modern-day medical technology and equipment and can accommodate over 500 beds. The hospital has been certified with Hospital Accreditation, indicating that it can guarantee quality procedures and customer satisfaction. Its Phyathai Heart Center was established in cooperation with Harvard Medical International (HMI) and Phyathai Group Hospitals.
Finally, the Phyathai 3 Hospital was established to extend medical service to customers in the Thonburi area. The hospital is equipped with modern day medical technology and equipment and provides the complete range of health services and facilities.
- Location: Phyathai 1 - 364/1 Sri-Ayudhaya Road, Phyathai : Phyathai 2 - 943 Phaholyothin Road, Samsennai : Phyathai 3 - 207/26 Phetkasem Road, Phark Klong
Praram 9 Hospital
Back in 1992 a new private hospital on Rama IX Road came into being, its mission to provide quality healthcare of an international standard to the local community. In an area covering over 6 rai, the green and white Praram 9 Hospital sign and its 15-floor building have now become part of the landscape. Today it is a well-known symbol of dedicated care, quality service and trust to passers-by.
Thanks to the founders, Praram 9 Hospital is equipped with strong-willed and capable physicians from various medical professions, all of whom are certified both in Thailand and by the American Board. It provides a variety of services including kidney transplant and the hospital's highly acclaimed and well-known clinic of in-vitro fertilization (IVF) laboratory. Personnel are also keeping up with the latest biomedical technology to ensure that the highest quality care is provided.
- Location: Soi Praram 9, Praram 9 Road
With 350 beds and seven sister hospitals, the Ramkhamhaeng Hospital has the resources, experience and expertise to provide international quality healthcare at very competitive prices. This, combined with its long tradition of Thai hospitality, has earned it the confidence of Thai people, the region and the world. Its focus on health and medical tourism means it's also adept at helping small and medium-sized companies control their healthcare costs.
Thailand is renowned for all forms of orthopedic surgery, cosmetic surgery, cardiac care, fertility treatments and other types of specialized medicine, and the Ramkhamhaeng Hospital's internationally-trained doctors with world-class credentials are reinforcing that reputation.
The hospital specializes in personalised services for all international visitors. English-speaking support staff will meet you at the airport, take you to your hotel, escort you to the hospital everyday, answer your questions, and then escort you back to the airport.
- Location: 2138 Ramkhamhaeng Road, Bang Kapi
Saint Louis Hospital
Opened by Archbishop Louis Vey, the Head of the Roman Catholic Mission in Siam, on September 15, 1898, the St. Louis Hospital is a non-profit private hospital situated on South Sathorn Road. Healing both outpatients and in, it places great emphasis on diagnosis and efficient examination.
Equipped with state-of-the-art medical equipment, it provides medical treatment to patients using specialist from all medical fields, while devoted nurses take the utmost care of patients. A full range of advanced medical equipment is available for effective patient diagnosis and treatment, e.g. Digital Catheterization Lab, Exercise Stress Test, Mammogram and Bone Densitometry. Inpatient rooms are all air-conditioned. There's also an Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and Cardiac Care Unit (CCU).
- Location: 215 South Sathorn Road, Sathorn
Samitivej Srinakarin Hospital
Samitivej Srinakarin Hospital offers high quality medical services and is well-equipped with up-to-date technology. Located on Srinakarin Road, it is easily accessible from the new expressway that links Bangkok and Pattaya, and only minutes away from the city's new Suvarnabhumi Airport. It provides tertiary care and comprehensive medical services with superior quality and high efficiency. An active 24-hour Emergency Room is fully equipped with life-saving equipment and experienced personnel.
In July 2003, it opened the Samitivej Srinakarin Children's Hospital, the first private children's hospital in Thailand. Continuous development and investment in the latest technology, medical expertise and supporting facilities have contributed to the hospital's current status as one of the top healthcare providers in Thailand.
The hospital has 400 beds located within a 17-storey building. The landscaped gardens and water features create a green and tranquil environment that is conducive to patients' recovery and rehabilitation. Patients receive the best quality care from qualified medical specialists with many years of experience, well-trained nurses and ancillary staff. It has been ISO 9002 certified since 2001, and is among a pioneering group of hospitals to receive Hospital Accreditation (HA) from the Institute of Hospital Quality Improvement Accreditation.
- Location: 488 Srinakarin Road, Suanlung
The first Thailand dental implant center employing 3-D Dental CT Scan for all dental implant cases with more than 30 English-speaking dentists highly trained in USA, UK, Europe, Australia, and leading local institutions in all dental specialties. 50% of Thantakit’s patient are international patients from around the world, thus, the doctors and staff are familiar of taking care of international patients. As such, a strict policy of not to discriminate treatment costs between local and international patients has been applied. As carefully selected professional and experience staff, they are able to work together as a team to bring the highest quality treatment. With staff available full time it will ease the oversea patient in making appointment.
Thantakit also runs its in-house dental laboratory which allows the dentist to closely control and deliver the best quality of cosmetic dental works and able to deliver works within limited of time. Read More...
- Location: 1939 New Petchburi Road Bangkok Thailand 10310
Opened in 1986, the Vibhavadi Hospital is a 350-bed ISO-certified hospital with more than 70 examination rooms and the ability to serve 1,500 to 2,000 outpatients per day. It has specialists in all medical fields - more than 50 full-time physicians and 250 consulting physicians. It uses only the latest medical equipment, the most important of which all has ISO 9001:2000 accreditation.
Procedures of particular interest to overseas patients include Orthopedic Surgery and Joint Replacement Treatments, General Surgery and Laparoscopic Surgery, Advanced LASIK Surgery, Wellness and Anti-Ageing Treatments, as well as slimming and related beauty treatments. However, it also has a Gastrointestinal Disease Center, a Respiratory Disease Center, a Cardiac Disease and Rehabilitation Center, an Infertility Clinic, a Center for Laparoscopic Surgery, Microsurgery, Gastroendoscopy, a Dental and Specialty Dental Center, a Hemodialysis Center, as well as a Center for Plastic Surgery and specialty surgery in all medical areas.
It provides 24-hour emergency services and Home Care and Emergency Elderly Care. Alternative medicine services include an Acupuncture Clinic and Vibhavadi's Traditional Thai Massage Center, and there's a Fitness Center, Beauty Center and a Child and Elder Caregiver Training School.
- Location: 51/3 Ngamwongwan Road, Kwaeng Lat Yao