Healthy tips Khao Lak

Emergencies, accidents, doctor

Our tips:

number 1

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

General med.

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.

Corona Virus:

The government has published that from November 1, 2021, entry for vaccinated guests to Thailand from 46 countries, including Germany, the Netherlands, Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Switzerland, Austria, France, England, Norway and Australia, will be permitted without quarantine. Conditions are at least one day in a SHA + hotel as well as 1 PCR test and 1 antigen rapid test on site (see below).

Attention: If you need a visa, you should first make an appointment at the Thai embassy in your country, because the waiting times are currently up to 10 weeks.

Travel insurance now only needs to show coverage of USD 50,000.

A Covid-19 test (day 1) and an antigen test (day 6) are booked and paid for online in advance using a SHA + number allocated by the hotel.

From November 1st there is probably no COE through the embassy  more necessary, all you have to do is register online 

a Thailand platform.

After 1-3 days you will receive a QR code that you can load into the MorChana app.

Only SHA + taxis are allowed from the airport to the hotel. This can be ordered in advance by the hotel and booked by the customer himself.

In addition to your passport and proof of vaccination, you only need a proof of PCR test not older than 72 hours for departure.  

pharmacy

Pharmacies are called Pharmacy or Drugstore and sell drugs without a prescription, usually cheaper than at home. If you are treated in a doctor's practice or in a hospital, you will receive the recommended medicine at the same time. Almost all pharmacies can get any medicine available in Thailand within a few days - mostly 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

Khaolak Andaman Medical Hub