Hospital in Vietnam when you are sick


In contrast to many countries where proof of purchase of travel insurance is imperative for VISA obtainment, Viet Nam VISA does not require so. However, even if you are fit and healthy, it is never a good idea to travel without health insurance. Accidents do happen and the environment in Viet Nam could be stark different from that you are accustomed to, hence your body may not be able to adapt yet.

Another reason insurance is a must-have for travelers is that since free-for-all healthcare is non-existent in Viet Nam, you get what you pay for. Public hospitals are cheaper but the quality is substandard while private facilities are excellent but tend to be very expensive. Given the prices of treatments and consultations in these hospitals, it’s a good idea to have health insurance, unless you have lots of savings.

Some insurances might not cover ‘dangerous activities’ such as riding motorbike, diving, hiking, and trekking, so be sure to check yours. Motorbikes account for most of the traffic in Viet Nam, and the country’s vast and various natural landscapes do offer irresistible activities. While you may not intend to experience any of them, you might change your mind once you arrive in Viet Nam. A health plan that covers these activities would become handy.

Individual or comprehensive, your travel insurance plan could cover everything from medical treatment, trip cancellation, theft or loss of property, to covering just one thing that you feel most insecure about. Health certainly belongs to the list.


Public hospitals in Viet Nam are known to have quality of service and equipment lagging behind that of international standards, as they are generally underfunded and poorly equipped. They are also faced with overcrowding and not English-common, which means a lot of waiting, inattentive doctors and nurses, and a great deal miscommunication. They do not accept all international health insurances.

On the other hand, private hospitals offer excellent standards, especially in Ha Noi and Ho Chi Minh City. They are staffed with American, Korean, Japanese and French, Filipino, as well as Vietnamese doctors who have been trained overseas. These hospitals are better equipped and less likely to suffer overcrowding, thus able to cater for the needs of foreign travelers better than public hospitals which have a lower quality due to less funding.

However, private international hospitals have the disadvantage of being located merely in the big cities of Ha Noi, Da Nang and Ho Chi Minh, which means if you venture to other areas of the country and unfortunately be in need of serious medical treatment, long distance becomes a burden.

The quality and availability of health services varies dramatically between urban or rural areas, with Ha Noi, Da Nang, Ho Chi Minh City having the best medical facilities. Healthcare in rural areas can be from poor to non-existent.

Below is a list of notable hospitals and medical centers at major stops among travelers.

Ha Noi

Family Medical Practice

298 I Kim Ma, Van Phuc Compound, Ba Dinh District, Ha Noi

Tel: +84 4 3843 0748

Vietnamese, English and Filippino speaking doctors.

Bach Mai Hospital

78 Giai Phong, Dong Da District, Ha Noi

Tel: +84 4 3869 3731 or +84 4 3869 1607

Obstetrics Hospital

De La Thanh Street, Cau Giay, Ha Noi

Tel: +84 4 3834 3181

Saint Paul Hospital

12 Chu Van An, Ba Dinh, Ha Noi

Tel: +84 4 3823 3071

France Hospital

1 Phuong Mai, Dong Da District, Ha Noi

Tel: +84 4 3577 1100

Viet Duc University Hospital

40 Trang Thi, Hoan Kiem, Ha Noi

Tel: +84 4 3825 3531

Ha Long Bay

Quang Ninh Provincial Hospital

Tue Tinh Street, Bach Dang Ward, Ha Long City

Tel: +84 33 3825 486

Emergency: +84 33 3825 505

Bai Chay Hospital

Gieng Day Ward

Emergency: +84 33 3846 566


Thanh Phu-Sapa polyclinic (Phong Kham ĐK Thanh Phu-SaPa)

Sa Pa, Lao Cai, Vietnam

Tel: +84 91 241 20 22

Sapa General Hospital (Phong Kham Da Khoa Khu Vuc Thi Tran Sapa)

Lao Cai, Vietnam

Tel: +84 20 3871 635

Da Nang

Family Medical Practice Da Nang

96-98 Nguyen Van Linh, Hai Chau District, Da Nang

Tel: +84 236 3582 699

24/7 emergency: +84 913 917 303

Vietnamese, English and Filipino speaking doctors.

Son Tra Medical Center

No. 1 branch: 770 Ngo Quyen, An Hai Dong Ward, Son Tra District, Da Nang

Tel: +84 511 3831 215

No. 2 branch: 1063 Ngo Quyen, An Hai Dong Ward, Son Tra District, Danang

Tel: +84 511 3844 596

Hoi An

Thai Binh Duong – Pacific Hospital

6 Phan Dinh Phung, Hoi An

Tel: +84 510 3921 656

Hoi An Medical Services

503 Hai Ba Trung, Hoi An

Tel: +84 91 345 72 19

Open until 7:30pm

Hue City

Hue Central Hospital

16 Le Loi Street, Hue City

Tel: +84 54 3822 325

Mui Ne

Dr. Dong Polyclinic

29 Nguyen Đinh Chieu, Ham Tien, Binh Thuan, Viet Nam

For a larger facility, An Phuoc Hospital in Phan Thiet (information right below) is located roughly 27km away from Mui Ne.

Phan Thiet

An-Phuoc Hospital

235 Tran Phu, Phu Trinh Ho, Phan Thiet

Tel: +84 62 3831 056

Nha Trang

VK Hospital

34/4 Nguyen Thien Thuat, Nha Trang

Tel: +84 58 3528 866

VK Hospital is closest to the city center, providing 24-hour Ambulance service.

Nha Trang Medical Center

13 Le Loi, Nha Trang

Tel: +84 58 3822 167

Da Lat

Lamdong General Hospital

4 Pham Ngoc Thach, Da Lat

Tel: +84 63 382 1369

Hoan My General Hospital

Mimosa Street, Ward 10, Da Lat

Tel: +84 63 3510 878

Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh City Family Medical Practice

Diamond Plaza Clinic

34 Le Duan, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City

Tel: +84 8 3822 7848

District 2 Clinic

95 Thao Dien, District 2, Ho Chi Minh City

Tel:  +84 8 3744 2000

24/7 emergency: *999

Both clinics have Vietnamese, English, Japanese, Chinese and Filipino speaking doctors. (hospitals) (emergency)

FV Hospital (Franco-Vietnamese Hospital)

6 Nguyen Luong Bang, Saigon South (Phu My Hung), Dist. 7, Ho Chi Minh City

Tel: +84 8 5411 3333

24/7 emergency: +84 8 5411 3500

Vietnamese, English and French speaking doctors are available.

International SOS

65 Nguyen Du, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City

Tel: +84 8 3823 6520

24/7 emergency: +84 8 3829 8520

Emergency Centre

125 Le Loi, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City

Tel: +84 8 3821 6589 or +84 8 3829 1711

Vietnamese, English and French speaking doctors.

International Medical Centre

1 Han Thuyen, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City

Tel: +84 8 3827 2366 or +84 8 3827 2367

Vietnamese, English and French speaking Doctors.

Cho Ray General Hospital

201B Nguyen Chi Thanh, District 5, Ho Chi Minh City

Tel: +84 8 3855 4137 or +84 8 3855 4138 or +84 8 3856 3534

Vung Tau

International SOS

1 Le Ngoc Han, Vung Tau

Appointment and 24/7 emergency: +84 64 3858 776

Vietnamese, English, Japanese and French-speaking Doctors.

Midcoast Hospital

165 Thuy Van, Thang Tam Ward, Vung Tau.

Tel: +84 064 3521183

Phu Quoc

Vinmec International Hospital

Kien Giang, Phu Quoc, Vietnam

Tel: +84 77 3985 588

Open 24 hours

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