Phu Quoc Health Care

Visitors to Phu Quoc looking to access healthcare while staying at La Veranda Resort Phu Quoc have two main options on the island: public or private. The island’s main general hospital is the Benh Vien Da Khoa Phu Quoc (128 Street 30 Thang 4, tel: +84 77 3846 074). The hospital is equipped to deal with most common health concerns, however, for more complicated issues (eg. requiring surgery or full emergency), it is advised to fly to Ho Chi Minh City or head to the island’s private hospital, Vinmec. As with most hospitals in Vietnam, be prepared to pay cash for your visit, with a large up-front deposit in case of a protracted stay or for expensive procedures (eg. surgery). Expect standards to be lower than in international-standard hospitals. There is also a smaller, more limited public hospital near the town of An Thoi in the island’s south, approximately 200 m from the An Thoi market. The island’s only private hospital is the large, 6-storey Vinmec International Hospital, located within the Phu Quoc Vinpearl Resort to the island’s northwest. Open in June 2015, the 150-bed hospital is part of the Vinmec chain of hospitals with locations in places like Saigon, Nha Trang, Ha Long, etc. Facilities include 3 Operation Rooms, 2 Delivery Rooms, 6 Emergency Beds, 5 Intensive-care Beds and 2 Newborn Intensive-care Beds. In-patients can choose between standard, VIP or Presidential rooms. The hospital offers services in 10 specialties, including: – Emergency Care (24/7) – Outpatient Services – General Surgery including hepatic biliary surgery, gastrointestinal surgery, urology and orthopedics – Obstetrics / Gynecology – Pediatrics – Anesthetics – Gastrointestinal Endoscopy – Diagnostic Imaging Doctors are mostly from Vietnam, although there are a few foreign doctors as well. Many of the doctors speak good English. The feedback from foreign patients has been overwhelmingly positive. Fees start from VND 300,000 (~USD 15) for emergency examinations or examinations with a General Practitioner (not including medication). Expect to pay around USD 100 for a consultation, x-ray and medication. Ambulance service is also available. Certain insurance providers are accepted, otherwise the hospital accepts cash and credit cards. The town of Duong Dong has two major dental clinics and a host of small pharmacies. The emergency number to call for an ambulance in Vietnam is 115.