Health care in Qatar


Wondering about health care services for expatriates in Qatar? Here is an overview of the health care system.

  Non-residents must get a private health insurance before their leaving for Qatar. Click here to get an online and personalized free quotation!


If you suffer from a chronic disease requiring continuing care, you can get your medicines in Qatar, thus ensuring the continuity of your treatment. However, medicines brand names may vary locally. As a consequence, try to find a local doctor speaking your language for more advice and safety. You can contact the embassy or consulate of your home country established in Qatar to get a list of doctors speaking your language. Note that certain drugs like antidepressants are banned in Qatar. 

  Useful addresses: 

You will find addresses of most hospitals and health care centers on the Hamad Medical Corporation website

  Emergency number in Qatar: 

For all emergencies: 999 

  Useful links: 

Hukoomi - Health Card application
Hamad Medical Corporation
Hukoomi - Qatar Supreme Coucil of Health

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