While the whole of the Middle East is an increasingly popular place for global citizens looking to relocate, Lebanon, in particular, is fast growing as a “go-to” destination, with thriving industries particularly in innovative sectors such as technology, and a growing economy.
At the gateway between Europe and Asia, Lebanon is a culturally rich and diverse country that is equally attractive to graduates, professionals, and families potentially looking to live somewhere new.
One of the biggest things you will research prior to moving to any new country is how you can access healthcare once you’re living there.
With Now Health International, you can ensure your healthcare needs and costs are covered when living in Lebanon.
Healthcare in Lebanon is funded by the Government, with citizens paying into a National Social Security Fund. This allows Lebanese citizens to access public healthcare facilities in the country, where they typically will be required to pay for their treatment upfront and then seek reimbursement from the fund.
Lebanon has a range of both public and private healthcare facilities. The healthcare standards in many hospitals, particularly those in the capital Beirut and in other urban areas, are on par with many hospitals elsewhere in the Middle East and in Europe.
However, access to public healthcare can be difficult and the quality of care and waiting times in some public hospitals can be poor due to both demand and inconsistencies in the system. As a result, many Lebanese citizens choose to supplement their public entitlement with a private healthcare package.
If you’re planning to live in Lebanon, ensure you have adequate private health cover with Now Health International.
If you are planning to move to Lebanon, it is often required that you take out private health and medical insurance as a condition of acquiring a visa to live in the country.
Even if having international health insurance is not a condition of you being able to move to Lebanon, given the inconsistencies in the public healthcare system and the high costs of accessing and receiving treatment at private facilities, it is definitely worth ensuring you are covered.
With a private health insurance package, you’ll be able to access the treatment you need when you need it, and be covered for your costs for whatever treatment you need.
An added benefit of the private healthcare sector in Lebanon is that most facilities have English and French-speaking medical professionals, ensuring that you’ll be able to communicate symptoms effectively and receive the diagnosis and subsequent treatment you require.
Our health and medical insurance plans start from as little as USD 26 per month for our WorldCare Essential Plan. This plan will cover you for any in-patient and day-patient care you require while living in Lebanon, and is ideal if you are moving and have any pre-existing or conditions that require long-term management and treatment.
Our other healthcare plans cover you for outpatient care, dental treatment, and maternity care if required, while we also offer a SimpleCare plan that covers urgent and emergency treatment only.
Choose the healthcare plan you need today, and join thousands of Now Health International members living overseas with the peace of mind that all their medical needs and costs are covered.
“I am so grateful to the Now Health Team for everything they did for me and my family. My rare condition was completely unexpected and it was distressing to discover this while I was pregnant. However from the initial diagnosis all the way through to my kidney transplant, the team were nothing but supportive and ensured I could access the best care when I needed it most. Having the reassurance that my mother’s transplant donor costs would be covered was also a real relief. Thank you Now Health!”