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Best hospitals in Vietnam for visitors and expats

Liz Liz

April 08, 2021 | 14:52

There is not a shortage of hospitals in Vietnam but saying that there are only a limited few that cater to tourists and the expat community. Below is a list of all the hospitals in Vietnam, in case of emergency or simply for a handy reference for expats and tourists.

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The high demands for better healthcare have led to the opening of many international hospitals in Vietnam. Photo: International Citizens

If you are planning travel or even relocation to Vietnam, one of your major questions should be accessing healthcare should you need it. Wherever you are in the world, you are never immune from the unexpected happening medically; injuries and emergencies that require medical attention can happen anywhere. By having an idea of what you can expect as well as a plan in place, you can be ready to face the unexpected that comes with traveling to new lands. Here is a guide on how to access healthcare through hospitals in Vietnam cited by International Citizens.

Vietnam’s Public Hospitals

If you are coming from Western Europe or North America, Vietnam’s public hospitals will not be up to the standards to which you are accustomed. Additionally, it is likely the doctors, aides and nurses will only speak Vietnamese. Western visitors to Vietnam are likely to find the public hospitals overcrowded and inadequate.

Private Hospitals in Vietnam

On the other hand, many private hospitals are specifically geared towards Western Expats and visitors. In the major cities, private hospitals hire doctors coming from places such as Korea, France, Japan, and the United States, as well as Vietnamese doctors who have trained internationally. Language barriers are much less likely to be a problem for those who speak English or French, said Expat Arrivals.

Best hospitals in Vietnam for visitors and expats

Ho Chi Minh’s City International Hospital is the highest-ranked international hospital in the country. With a capacity of 320 beds, it boasts 21 specialties, including general surgery, orthopedics, cardiology intervention, and neurology intervention. It serves over 400,000 patients a year through its outpatient system and 25% of those it serves are foreigners.

Photo: Bệnh viện Quốc tế City
Photo: Ho Chi Minh’s City International Hospital
  • HCM City International Hospital

    No. 3, Street 17A, Binh Tri Dong B Ward, Binh Tan Dist., Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

    Tel: + 84 28 6280 3333

    Fax: + 84 28 6290 8800

Vietnam’s largest and most well-regarded chain of hospitals is Hoan My Medical Corporation, with seven hospitals and one clinic at various locations across the country. It has 1.8 million patient visits annually and its specialties also run a wide gamut and include gastroenterology, cardiology, gerontology, obstetrics, gynecology, and pediatrics.

Photo: Hoan My
Photo: Hoan My
  • Hoan My Medical Corporation

    11th Floor, TNR Tower, 180-192 Nguyen Cong Tru Street, Nguyen Thai Binh Ward, District 1,

    Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam

    Tel: +84 028 3820 6001

    Fax: +84 028 3820 7031

List of Hospitals for Expats in Vietnam

The majority of Vietnam’s private hospitals, especially the most highly regarded ones are centered in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. Below we’ve included a list of hospitals in both cities that are recommended for expats. In addition, we are including a dental clinic at the end of each list, because just like medical emergencies, dental ones can strike at any time.

Hospitals in Hanoi

  • Franco-Vietnamese Hospital

    6 Nguyen Luong Bang St., Saigon South (Phu My Hung) Tan Phu Ward, District 7, Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam

    Tel: + 84 8 411 3333

    Fax: + 84 8 411 3334

Photo: i Tour Vietnam
Photo: i Tour Vietnam
  • Hanoi French Hospital (formerly Viet Nam International Hospital)

    No. 1 Phuong Mai Road, Dong Da, Hanoi, Vietnam

    Tel: + 84 4 574 0740

    Fax: + 84 4 869 8443

Photo: Incredible Asia Journeys
Photo: Incredible Asia Journeys
  • International SOS Clinic Central Building

    31 Hai Ba Trung, Hoan Kiem District Hanoi, Vietnam

    Tel: + 84 4 934 0555

    Fax: + 84 4 934 0556

Photo: International SOS
Photo: International SOS
  • Hanoi Family Medical Practice

    Building A1, Van Phuc Diplomatic Compound Ground Floor, Suite 109-112 Kim Ma Road, Hanoi Vietnam

    Tel: + 84 4 843 0748

    Fax: + 84 4 846 1750

Photo: Family Medical Practice
Photo: Family Medical Practice
  • Hanoi Dental Clinic

    Building A2, Van Phuc Diplomatic Compound Ground Floor, Suite 101-102 Kim Ma Road, Hanoi, Vietnam

    Tel: + 84 4 823 0281

Hospitals in Ho Chi Minh City

  • Columbia Asia Gia Dinh International Clinic

    01 No Trang Long Street, Binh Thanh District, Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam

    Tel: + 84 8 803 0678

    Fax: + 84 8 803 0677

  • Columbia Asia Saigon International Clinic

    08 Alexandre de Rhodes Street, (Corner of Pasteur and Alexandre de Rhodes Streets), District 1, Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam

    Tel: + 84 8 823 8455

    Fax: + 84 8 823 8454

Photo: Columbia Hospital
Photo: Columbia Hospital
  • HCMC Family Medical Practice Diamond Plaza

    34 Le Duan Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam

    Tel: + 84 8 822 7848

    Fax: + 84 8 822 7859

Photo: Family Medical Practice
Photo: Family Medical Practice
  • International SOS Clinic Hannam Building

    65 Nguyen Du, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

    Tel: + 84 8 829 8424

    Fax: + 84 8 829 8551

  • Maple Healthcare Dental Clinic

    72 Vo Thi Sau, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

    Tel: + 84 8 820 1999

    Fax: + 84 8 820 4619

Photo: Maple Healthcare Vietnam
Photo: Maple Healthcare Vietnam

Hospitals in Da Nang

Though we recommend heading to a private hospital in Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City for serious medical concerns while in Vietnam, there is a highly rated clinic in Da Nang that is part of a larger group that also serves Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh.

Photo: Family Medical Practice
Photo: Family Medical Practice
  • Da Nang Family Medical Practice

    50-52 Nguyen Van Linh Str. Nam Duong Ward, Hai Chau District, Da Nang City, Vietnam

    Tel: + 84 511 583 699

    Fax: + 84 511 583 049

While generally, healthcare costs are much lower than in the United States and other western countries, expats and visitors will likely pay significantly more than local residents, especially for better private care. That is why it is quite important to have insurance. Additionally, if you plan on spending a great deal of time traveling or living in Vietnam, it is a good idea to make sure that your insurance is accepted by private hospitals in Vietnam. Make sure it will provide coverage in nearby countries like Thailand and Malaysia, as many expats and wealthy Vietnamese continue to travel to these countries for major medical procedures.
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