The cost of healthcare in Vietnam
With its 92.7 million inhabitants, Vietnam is increasingly innovating in the field of medicine. The country welcomes doctors from all over the world and is increasingly developing its technologies. The cost of healthcare in Vietnam is very affordable, especially for expatriates, whether in public or private establishments. We explain everything about the cost of health in Vietnam!
Medical consultation costs in Vietnam
Consulting a private general practitioner in Vietnam
The consultation of a private general practitioner in Vietnam generally costs between 900,000 and 1.6 million dong, or between 33 and 59 euros. It can be more expensive if you see a doctor at reputable clinics. Indeed, the cost of a consultation with a Vietnamese doctor in a hospital is on average 2 million dongs, or 75 euros, or 2.2 million dongs (82 euros) for an expatriate doctor in a similar establishment.
The consultation of a private specialist doctor
Depending on his specialization, consulting a private doctor can generally cost between 1 and 1.7 million dongs, or between 37 and 63 euros. If you consult in an international clinic, the price can go up to around 2.9 million dongs, or 108 euros.
Consultation with a private dentist
The cost of a consultation with a private dentist in Vietnam is very different from what we can know in France. Indeed, the routine consultation is generally free or around 10 euros. Depending on the services desired, the prices remain reasonable. For example, the installation of a dental crown costs between 800,000 and 7 million dongs, or 261 euros maximum.
Hospitals in Vietnam
There are several hospitals in Vietnam, some are international, others specific for French people. In the hospitals listed below, French doctors work there.
Main hospitals in Hanoi
The main hospitals in Hanoi are theHanoi French Hospitalthe SOS International Clinic and the Hanoi Family Clinic.
Main hospitals in Ho Chi Minh
The main hospitals in Ho Chi Minh are the International Medical Center (IMC)the SOS Clinic, the Franco-Vietnamese Hospital and the Diag Center.
The cost of private hospitals in Vietnam
Hospitals in Vietnam charge completely different prices from one establishment to another. For a 24-hour stay, the price is on average around 20 to 24 million dong, or about 800 euros.
The quality of care in Vietnam
Care in the public sector in Vietnam
However, the quality of care in Vietnam in public establishments leaves much to be desired. Despite the progress of recent years, establishments are not well equipped and hygiene rules are not respected. In public establishments, you will have little chance of finding doctors who speak English and even less French. However, the rates are very affordable for Vietnamese and even more so for expatriates. A consultation costs on average 5 euros, depending on the care needed.
Care in the private sector in Vietnam
The quality of care in Vietnam in private establishments is satisfactory. However, it lacks advanced equipment and technologies. For more specific care, you can go to Thailand or Singapore. In private establishments, you can meet French doctors and especially doctors who speak English. The private doctors have been trained or come from Europe.
Vietnam emergency numbers
You must know the emergency numbers that can be used at any time in Vietnam:
- Font: 113
- Firefighters: 114
- Ambulances: 115
- International Ambulance: (04) 574 11 11 3
Vaccination for Vietnam
To enter Vietnam, it is recommended to carry out certain vaccines such as that against Hepatitis A and B, typhoid, Japanese encephalitis, influenza or rabies. It depends on the season you are visiting Vietnam or the length of your stay.
Vietnam therefore allows everyone to have access to care in public or private establishments. In order to access the various treatments and be covered, you can take out insurance for expatriates for your stay in Vietnam.