Healthy tips Khao Lak
Emergencies, accidents, doctor
Since 2018, the new Andaman Hub Medical Center , a public facility, is open 24 hours. The Khao Lak Rescue now brings all accidents and emergencies here. Smaller wounds or other complaints can also be treated cheaply and competently here. The center is located about 1 km north of Bang Niang, near the temple and the BUILD Factory.
No. 2 Dr. Chusak
There is also 24-hour wound care here, but the doctor only opens in the evening from 5:30 p.m. Civil prices.
No. 3 Dr. Kochakorn , ENT
A young doctor who also practices at Takuapa Hospital. Very well equipped and almost contact-free, he creates computer diagnoses for the ENT area. Very affordable prices, unfortunately only open in the morning from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. and in the evening from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
The government has published that as of May 1, 2022, the Thailand passport is still required. Entry is possible for vaccinated guests from 01.05. allowed without a PCR test and without further conditions. Even unvaccinated people are allowed to enter the country without restrictions if they can prove a negative PCR test that is not older than 72 hours. If not, unvaccinated guests would have to do a PCR test on day 5 after entry.
The Covid-19 test at the airport, the SHA+ taxi transfer and the obligatory hotel night are not applicable for vaccinated guests. Unvaccinated guests must provide proof of a SHA+ hotel for 5 days.
The travel insurance has to show a coverage of only 10,000 USD.
Pharmacies are called pharmacy or drugstore and sell medicines without a prescription, usually cheaper than at home. If you are treated in a doctor's practice or in the hospital, you will be given the recommended medicine right away. Almost all pharmacies can get any medication available in Thailand within a few days - usually cheaper than at home.
WARNING of clinics with horrendous prices:
The Bangkok-Phuket Clinic between Bang Niang and Nang Thong also offers good medical care. But be careful, foreigners are often burdened much more than locals. Under 1,000 THB you can’t get out of small things. The Bangkok-Phuket clinic transfers more difficult cases to the hospital of the same name on Phuket, where 320,000 THB has already been asked for a broken arm, which is about 10 times more than anywhere else. You shouldn't take a step into this hospital without foreign health insurance and above all assumption of costs through this.
Dermatologist is Dr. Amornrut, which has its practice in Bang Niang on the main road between Tony's Lodge and the Motive Cottage. She practices every evening from 5:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
A normal visit costs around 500-600 baht, but it becomes expensive for skin diseases. Unfortunately, she is not as painless as most other Thai doctors: A small skin anesthetic when cutting out eczema does not make her. This is particularly important when treating children.
The Inter Clinic is located on the access road to Bang Niang Beach. The practice is in a good location, but the prices are significantly higher than those of other doctors in Khao Lak. ATTENTION: At least 4,000 THB are due for nightly hotel visits - still without medicine. For this you get a credit card statement, which is recognized by the local travel health insurance.
Otherwise, there is a simple hospital in Takuapa, 20 minutes away, as well as Phuket hospitals with European standards, such as the Phuket International Hospital or the Bangkok-Phuket Hospital, which also has a first-class Lasik (eye correction) department.
The prices in these first class hospitals have increased enormously in recent years. If you need inpatient treatment, you have to pay a high guarantee amount in advance or get travel health insurance. For a few years now, this has only been possible if you can send a copy of the insurance contract AND the flight ticket as an e-mail attachment to the insurance claims office. But who has these documents with them on every excursion?
It is already macabre to wait for this promise at one o'clock at night and to urge the surgeon because, for example, the operation of a tendon does not tolerate being delayed. It is a good idea to be able to find the guarantee amount yourself in the middle of the night.
Some ambulances are stationed on the main road in Bang Niang, emergency number 1669.
The Bangkok-Phuket Hospital has set up a helicopter service for emergencies, emergency number +66 (0) 85 488 0486. The landing site is located at the Khao Lak Seaview Resort.
Further information at www.bangkokhelicopter.co.th