Contrary to popular belief, Koh Samui island in Thailand isn't as peacefully paradisical as many would hope. Though there are a ton of spots here that do fit that description, the destination itself is actually quite busy. What with bustling districts and a whole lot of tourists, it's only natural that Koh Samui is as noisy as it is beyond the beaches and coasts. On the bright side, thanks to the more developed—albeit also crowded—areas, there are a few notable healthcare institutions that will ensure your health and safety on the island. Here are some you ought to know about.
Bangkok Samui Hospital
Despite its name, Bangkok Samui Hospital is, in fact, located in Koh Samui. In fact, it's one of the very few internationally-accredited healthcare institutions in Surat Thani and expertly caters to foreign patients. Thanks to its bilingual staff and a myriad of medical specialties, this is the best place for tourists and foreign residents to get treated. Not only do they speak English and other languages here, but they also offer first-class healthcare services that almost always guarantee full recovery. And for certain patients with severe health problems, their connection with Bangkok Hospital in the Thai capital ensures further treatment.
Samui International Hospital
Another internationally recognized hospital in Koh Samui is the Samui International Hospital. Beyond its multi-lingual staff and state-of-the-art equipment, this hospital's high-quality healthcare helps prove why Thailand is a top medical tourist destination in the world. Samui International Hospitals operates with a foundation of 'Caring for you and your family' which means that their series of medical expertise and specialties cover most ages. From pediatrics and gynecology to orthopedics and dental care, they provide all sorts of treatments for different kinds of health problems. No matter the patient's age or health condition, Samui International Hospital welcomes them all.
Bandon International Hospital
To get treated in any hospital in Koh Samui, you need to be covered. Whether you're registered under Thailand's healthcare system
or you have your own private medical plan, as long as you're covered, paying for any sort of medical service on the island won't be that big a deal. But it's even more so in the world-renowned Bandon International Hospital since this place offers the lowest rates for their many treatments. This isn't to say it's cheap here, but as long as you're properly covered, you won't have to pay as much money to get surgery, treatment for trauma, and more here.
Thai International Hospital
Located right smack at the heart of the Koh Samui district, the Thai International Hospital is among the finest on the island. Thanks to its great location, it's also easy to get via public transport
or private vehicle. Since the place caters to both local and foreign patients, they offer quality healthcare with excellent service and guarantees for a full recovery. Beyond their many specialists, the hospital is particularly known for its clean and spacious room, allowing for patients to experience maximum comfort as they get treated and recover. The huge drawback here, however, is that Thai International Hospital is also among the most expensive on the island.
Ko Samui Hospital
Perhaps among the most 'local' of all of Koh Samui's hospitals, Koh Samui Hospital provides excellent medical care for all patients on the island. From digital X-rays to complex surgical procedures, this place offers all sorts of services. However, they do stress the importance of medical coverage, especially among foreigners. They expect all of their patients to have some sort of health plan in order to sufficiently pay for their services and it can get pretty tricky for those who don't. Nevertheless, their treatments remain first-class, making Koh Samui Hospital one of the go-to healthcare institutions on the island.
Having just opened in 2020, the Wattanapat Samui Hospital is among the newer institutions in Koh Samui. But don't take that to mean that they're any less than any of the other hospitals and clinics on this list. This private hospital offers top-notch medical facilities, state-of-the-art medical equipment, sanitized rooms, and more. And since it opened right as the Covid-19 pandemic happened, you can expect that this place has mastered the various treatments and protocols to combat the disease. Hence, for those who want to get tested or have already tested positive for Covid-19, Wattanapat Samui Hospital is your best bet!
Samui Home Clinic
Finally, there's Samui Home Clinic. Though a lot smaller than the other institutions, it boasts a wide range of medical specialties. From treating sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) to caring for physical injuries and traumas, not to mention vaccinations too, the clinic is still a great place to get all sorts of health services. It's also a go-to institution for urgent care, complete with first-class ambulance services and even home visits and on-site requests. No matter your medical needs, Samui Home Clinic can accommodate you with little to no problem at all.
Koh Samui is an island where you can truly relax and enjoy life, especially since there are a ton of exceptional hospitals, clinics, and other healthcare institutions that will ensure that you can remain safe and healthy here.
If you don't want to spend your time in Koh Samui getting treated in a hospital or recovering on your own in your luxury home
here, always be careful and stay safe!