Do I need health insurance while staying in Thailand?
what doctor should I go to? Dr Morgan
Your health is so important but often goes ignored. Sooner or later, you’ll get sick in Thailand. You might get a common cold or stomachache from eating that delicious som tam from the food stall. Or you may have something a bit more serious but never realized it.
When moving to a new country, you should be especially careful with your health. You are often alone here without your family to take care of you. This is why it’s important to plan in advance. What do you need to do in case of a crisis? Which hospital should you go? And do you know the number to an ambulance?
The safest route is to go with health insurance. You pay the premium once a year and have your medical care treatment budget in control. You will not break the bank when serious illnesses or accidents occur.
In addition, having health insurance also means a hospital can’t deny you treatment. It’s a rare case, but some hospitals in Thailand will want to make sure you have enough money to pay for medical treatment.
And this is something you really don’t want to happen especially in the life-or-death situation.