Vietnam has made significant progress in improving its healthcare system in recent years. However, it is still important for travelers to carefully research and choose a reputable hospital or medical center for any healthcare needs while in Vietnam.

There are two main types of hospitals in Vietnam: public hospitals and private hospitals. Public hospitals are generally less expensive, but they may not have the same level of quality as private hospitals. Private hospitals are more expensive, but they typically have better facilities and equipment, and they often have English-speaking staff.

If you are traveling to Vietnam and need medical care, it is important to do your research and choose a hospital that is right for you. Consider your budget, the type of care you need, and the language barrier. By doing your research, you can ensure that you receive the best possible medical care while in Vietnam.

Here are some additional details about public and private hospitals in Vietnam:

Public hospitals: Public hospitals are owned and operated by the government. They are typically less expensive than private hospitals, but they may not have the same level of quality. Public hospitals are often overcrowded and may not have the latest medical equipment.
Private hospitals: Private hospitals are owned and operated by private individuals or companies. They are typically more expensive than public hospitals, but they typically have better facilities and equipment. Private hospitals often have English-speaking staff.

Here are some tips for choosing a hospital in Vietnam:

Do your research: Before you travel to Vietnam, do some research to find hospitals that are reputable and offer the services you need. You can use online resources, such as TripAdvisor or Lonely Planet, to read reviews of different hospitals.
Consider your budget: Public hospitals are typically less expensive than private hospitals. However, if you have a specific medical condition or need specialized care, you may need to choose a private hospital.
Think about the language barrier: If you do not speak Vietnamese, you will need to choose a hospital that has English-speaking staff. Many private hospitals in Vietnam have English-speaking staff, but public hospitals may not.
Trust your gut: If you feel uncomfortable at a hospital, you don't have to stay there. You can always go to another hospital.

Here are some of the hospitals we recommend: 


Vietnam International Hospital, Phuong Mai road - Tel: 024. 35740740
(24 hour emergency clinic).

International SOS: 24 hour alarm center and medical emergency teams. 

Add: 51 Xuan Dieu, Tay Ho Dist, Ha Noi
Tél: 024. 39340666.
Fax: 024. 39340556.

Medex: A1 Van Phuc, Suite 109-112, Kim Ma. Tel: 024. 38430748.
Fax: 024 3 8461750 (24 hour emergency: 090401919)


Alain Carpentier Foundation - IMC - Heart Institute : 520
Nguyen Tri Phuong, Dist.10 (24 hour emergency : 028. 38654025 Out & In Patient services - Western doctors).

Colombia Asia Saigon : 8 Alexandere de Rhodes, Dist.1.
Tel: 028 38238455.

International SOS : 65 Nguyen Du, Dist.1. Tel: 028 3 8298424, 028 3 8298520
(24 hour emergency). Fax: 028 3 8298551.

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