How Can You Access Healthcare in Thailand?
If you are living in Thailand due to your employment, you will immediately be able to access the country’s public healthcare system upon taking residence in Thailand. There is no cost for attending a clinic or hospital or for any treatment you require, except for Saturdays when you will have to pay a small charge.
If you have retired to Thailand or moved to the country for another reason not directly related to employment, you may not be eligible to join the universal coverage scheme if you are not a Thai national.
In these circumstances, you will be reliant exclusively on the private sector, meaning you will need international health insurance to ensure you can access a clinic or hospital, whether you need to attend for a check-up or require urgent attention for something more serious.
Although public healthcare standards in Thailand are good, if you have moved to the country to work it may still be worth taking out private medical and health insurance to ensure you can quickly access treatment when you need it.