2015 Guide for Hospitals in Thailand – UPDATED

UPDATED – January,2015 – While most holiday makers try to stay out of hospitals while on vacation, a large number of tourists do the exact opposite as medical tourists. Medical tourists are normal everyday men and women who combine the excitement of international travel with medical care. Treatments can range from simple laser teeth whitening and bodytite liposuction to complex treatments such as hair restoration, cosmetic surgerytotal artificial knee replacements, hip replacements, heart surgery and non-surgical stem cell therapies. From elective surgery to needed surgery,cosmetic, fertility to dental treatments, Thailand offers nearly every medical treatments available anywhere in the Best hospitals in the world.


More than 75% of all medical tourists worldwide travelled to Thailand, Singapore or India in 2013. Bangkok and Singapore are the leading destinations in South East Asia. The cost of accommodations such as hotel rooms and treatments are generally much more expensive in Singapore than Thailand,thus making Bangkok the most popular destination for medical tourists in the World. Despite the recent political protests, nearly 28 million tourists visited Thailand in 2013. Thats nearly a 22% jump from 2012. Thai Medical research estimates that over 910,000 of those visitors came to Thailand specifically for medical care primarily in the cities of Bangkok, Phuket and Pattaya.

A recent survey by Thai Medical Research shows that there are about 0.5 doctors and 2.9 hospital beds for every 1000 people in Thailand in 2013. Measured in terms of PPP or purchasing power parity, each Thai resident is was estimated to have spent 13,347 Thai Baht or USD $408 on health care. Cumulatively, the spending amounted to 5.5% of the country’s gross domestic product or GDP of Thailand. This amount spent on healthcare can be divided into two sections.

Public Sector vs Private Sector

  • Public sector expenditure in 2013 (52.5%)
  • Private sector expenditure 2013 (47.5%)

In comparison to our data, The WHO (World Health Organization) states that the Thai government’s investment on healthcare in 2012 amounted to

  • Public sector expenditure in 2012 (57.5%)
  • Private sector expenditure 2012 (42.5%)

Thailand has been able to overhaul it’s entire healthcare system through their universal health coverage system that was adopted in early 2001. Thailand became the first non G-8 nation to implement such a comprehensive healthcare system overhaul. The UC or universal care system replaced the previously designed system primarily to help bring better access to the millions of lower income earners throughout the country.


Thai Hospitals For Modern Health Care

The making of an internationally renowned healthcare destination is very complex. Some of the primary factors include:
• Broad Industry wide commitment to international accreditations, quality assurance, and transparency of results and outcomes
• Consistent Adoption of International best practices with cutting-edge medical technologies
• Rich History of Healthcare Innovation and Achievement
• Joint Government and Private sector Investments in the Healthcare Infrastructure
• Reputation for specialty excellence
• Availability of internationally-trained and experienced medical personal
• Potential for cost savings
• Consistent International patient flow
• Ease of access to tourism infrastructure

Thailand’s reputation for graceful and attentive service coupled with the rigors demands of western accreditation have helped play a vital role in building a positive international reputation and confidence in the Thai Medical System. Samitivej Hospital Bangkok and Bumrungrad International Hospital were amongst the first Southeast Asia’s recipients of the prestigious Joint Commission International (JCI) certification from the United States. The JCI seal of approval is seen as the gold standard for healthcare service providers around the globe. Today, Bangkok has no less than nine JCI-accredited hospitals for medical holiday makers to choose from. At last update (January 2015) ,Thailand has 45 JCI accredited and certified facilities. Other factors such as reasonably-priced hotel rooms and the Ultra-modern Suvarnabhumi Airport,reliable public transportation and quick 30-day visas for most nationalities upon arrival all help to make Thailand a preferred destination for visitors from Australia,North America and Europe.

Thailand Hospitals List 2015

The following list is a the most comprehensive directory listing of public and private hospitals in Thailand. Our research for this list was completed on October 2012, there are nearly 1,007 public hospitals, and 341 private hospitals that are currently registered with the Thai Public Health Ministry‘s Medical Registration Division located in Bangkok.

Public,Private and Military Medical Centers in Thailand

Hospital NameOperation PartnershipTypeProvinceBeds
Klang Hospital Metro Bangkok GeneralMetro Bangkok AdministrationPrivateBangkok418
Metro Bangkok Hospital Lat KrabangMetro Bangkok AdministrationPrivateBangkok40
Bhumibol Adulyadej HospitalMilitary Hospital Air ForceMilitaryBangkok784
Burachat Chaiyakorn HospitalThai Railway AdministrationPrivateBangkok132
Central Correctional HospitalMinistry of JusticePrivateBangkok330
Women’s Central Correctional Medical CenterMinistry of JusticePrivateBangkok46
Charoenkrung Pracharak HospitalMetro Bangkok AdministrationPrivateBangkok427
Chulabhorn HospitalResearch Institute ChulabhornSpecializedBangkok110
Galaya Rajanakarindra InstituteMental Health DepartmentSpecializedBangkok340
Health Promotion Hospital, 1st RegionDepartment of Public HealthPrimary careBangkok60
Hospital for Tropical DiseasesMahidol UniversitySpecializedBangkok260
King Chulalongkorn Hospital of DentistryChulalongkorn UniversitySpecializedBangkok50
Institute of DermatologyMedical Services DepartmentSpecializedBangkok53
King Chulalongkorn Memorial HospitalThai Red Cross SocietyTeachingBangkok1443
Lerdsin HospitalMedical Services DepartmentPrivateBangkok538
Luang Pho Taweesak HospitalMetro Bangkok AdministrationPrivateBangkok70
Medical Correctional InstitutionMinistry of JusticePrivateBangkok60
Metropolitan Electricity Authority HospitalMetropolitan Electricity AuthorityPrivateBangkok130
National Cancer InstituteMedical Services DepartmentDrug rehabilitationBangkok210
Naval Bangkok HospitalThai Royal NavyMilitaryBangkok240
Naval Ordnance HospitalRoyal Thai NavyMilitaryBangkok32
Nopparat Rajathanee HospitalMedical Services DepartmentPrivateBangkok520
Phramongkutklao HospitalRoyal Thai ArmyTeachingBangkok1246
Police General HospitalThai Royal PoliceMilitaryBangkok746

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  1. JoieJams  February 8, 2013

    Does Bangkok have better hospitals than Phuket?

  2. J.K Singh  February 5, 2013

    What is the Cheapest hospital for surgery in Thailand?

  3. UberChik  February 1, 2013

    So i am thinking about coming to Thailand For Health care and Dentistry. What is the best hospital in Bangkok for what i need?

  4. SoloFly  January 30, 2013

    Which hospital is better? Bumrungrad International or Bangkok Hospital? When i say better i mean cheaper. I think both are pretty famous but i dont want famous prices if you know what i mean.

  5. jason mers  January 30, 2013

    Its interesting that Thailand is now widely considered as the leader in healthcare tourism. The Thai’s take medical tourism and healthcare pretty seriously from what i can tell. I found out first hand how good healthcare and Thai hospitals are last year when i visited for my vaser lipo. The doctors,staff and accommodations were all excellent. Thank you lala and Jamie again for making my trip a success!

  6. directoryrss  January 28, 2013

    Bangkok has some pretty good hospitals from what i have read online. But whats is the best priced hospital? Bumrumgrad is a good hospital but the prices there and Bangkok hospital are nearly as much as my home. Any suggestions?

  7. oneview.com | new tags: &quote;  January 26, 2013

    Medical Tourism in Thailand sounds interesting because the hospital options in my home country are not too great.

  8. Hospital/ - Google News  January 25, 2013

    The Abraaj Group is one of the leading private equity investors in healthcare facilities in growth markets like Thailand. Thai Medical is doing a great job representing healthcare in Bangkok and Phuket.

  9. vitamannn  January 19, 2013

    Do you have Tumor Treatment? My brother have cancer and need good hospital for treat

  10. przybeau  January 18, 2013

    Comparing the hospitals in Thailand vs the hospitals in India or Malaysia was light night and day. The Thai medical system is pretty impressive right now. I had some Cosmetic Surgery last year and am very happy with my results and trip