Choosing a top-of-the-line hospital for your family doesn’t have to be incredibly difficult when you move to Bangkok, Thailand.
With its remarkable beauty, the world’s most visited city keeps attracting people from all walks and ages, including doctors and nurses.
In this article, we feature the top five hospitals with the up-to-the-minute, state of the art facilities and equipment, the widest range of services and the most reliable health care providers.
We hope and pray no one in the family gets sick – not even your pet. But if it happens, rest assured Bangkok has got what it takes to save the day.
Here’s our list.
1) Bumrungrad International Hospital
Dubbed as one of the biggest hospitals in Thailand and Southeast Asia, the facility is home to over 5,000 health care providers including over 1,200 highly trained physicians and 900 nurses.
It boasts of 47 “specialty centers/clinics,” such as the cancer center, pediatric center, orthopedic center and digestive center to name a few. Each center is weaponized with the so-called Da Vinci Surgical System that performs robot-assisted surgery for cancer and kidney patients.
At Bumrungrad, medical tests are done rapidly in its in-house lab testing so patients can get results within an hour.
With its top-of-the-line services, Bumrungrad became the very first health center outside the US to have achieved the Global Healthcare Accreditation (GHA).
For these reasons, it is favored by more and more foreigners with more than half a million patients outside Thailand coming to Bumrungrad annually to be treated for various ailments.
Here’s more. It has an International Patient Services Center that offers interpreters, concierge services, embassy assistance, among others.
It is located at 33 Soi Sukhumvit 3, Khlong Toei, Watthana, Bangkok 10110, and can be reached by phone through +66 (0)2 066 8888.
2) Samitivej Sukhumvit Hospital
When you come to Samitivej, take note that you’re entering Thailand’s first hospital to receive the Mother and Baby-Friendly Hospital status from the UNICEF and the World Health Organization (WHO).
It has the latest in equipment and facilities such as the 64-Slice CT Scan and digital imaging, the works, allowing it to provide quality health services from cosmetic to tertiary.
The hospital has more than 1,200 health care providers, 270 beds, 87 examination suites.
It is located at 133 Klang Alley, Sukhumvit 49, Khlong Tan, Watthana, Bangkok 10110. You can also reach it now through +66 (0)2 022 2222.
3) Bangkok Hospital
While Bumrungrad and Samitivej are seen as the best of the best among Bangkok’s hospitals by many foreigners and locals, there are those who believe that Bangkok Hospital can perform just as well.
Bangkok Hospital takes pride in the accuracy of its diagnoses that have been confirmed by its numerous national and international citations. Its long list of awards include the Joint Commission International (JCI) certification, a Temos award and the Asian Hospital Management Award (AHMA).
It is called a “multi-specialty medical institution” for having over 30 special departments on top of its 20 specialized centers. It is dubbed as a leader in the field of heart care, having performed at least 40,000 successful treatments at its Heart Center.
Bangkok Hospital’s innovative technologies include a 3D laparoscopic surgical video system, an O-arm imaging system, Stealth navigation equipment, NIMS Eclipse intraoperative neuromonitoring equipment, BIPLANE IMAGING (EOS) and many more.
It is located at 2 Soi Soonvijai 7, New Petchburi Rd., Bangkok. You can also call 1719 or visit https://www.bangkokhospital.com/…/…/computer-vision-syndrome for further information.
4) Siriraj Hospital
Largest, oldest and with an excellent reputation to boot.
This 2,000-bedroom public facility caters to more than three million patients yearly, making it the busiest hospital in Thailand.
Because of its long and unblemished reputation in the field for healing and betterment, the tertiary care unit of Siriraj serves as referral center for all the other hospitals in Thailand.
It is also a training ground for around 250 medical students including 100 postgraduates undergoing residency training each year.
Siriraj rests on Chao Phraya River’s west bank. The location is near Thammasart University’s Tha Phrachan campus.
5) Chulalongkorn Hospital
King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital or simply Chulalongkorn isn’t among the most expensive hospital in Bangkok for nothing.
It offers up-to-the-minute life-saving, life-changing services you won’t regret.
A public facility run by the Thai Red Cross Society, it has the essential specialized departments available in the other hospitals.
For instance, it has a medicine department, surgery department, biochemistry department, microbiology department, pediatrics department and a preventive and social medicine department as well.
It has at least 1,250 beds, more than 1,600 physicians plust over 2,100 nurses all mandated by the institution to provide curative and preventive medical services that meet quality standards in a pleasant and safe environment.
It is located along 873 Rama IV Rd, Pathum Wan, Pathum Wan District, Bangkok 10330.