How Does the Lebanese Healthcare System Work?
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.
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