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Expat medical needs - Hue

Can recommend Hue Central Hospital. all Vietnamese people I asked suggested this place.
Doctor's surgeries are not to be seen in Hue. The one I came across turned out to be a Ear-Nose-Throat specialist, and patients had to write their name and phone number on a list outside his office and visit after 5pm.

Hue Central Hospital is very large, after explaining my problem, they took me to the correct wing in something like an electric golf buggy specially built for transporting the patient. It took 3-4 minutes so you can imagine how large the hospital must be.

The wing was called: International Pavilion. There I filled a small form, describing the problem. Mine was sleeping throughout the night, happen to wake at 4am every morning (on the dot). This lasted for over two weeks, so I decided to get help.

After registering, staff took me to the consultant's room, after explaining the problem in detail, he clearly explained the course of action.  First, he prescribed two tablets, Melatonin (Hadicobal Mecobalamin) and Magnesi-B6. To see if it works, otherwise he would have to do blood tests etc.

I took the tablets the same night, and it worked straightaway. Had 6 hours sleep that night, which was a welcome relief.

It took about 1 hour of my schedule (consultation lasting about 30 mins). The cost was 30 USD (630,000 Dong).

I thought I'd share this experience with the expat community, as I could not find any other reports for Expat Health (medical) needs in Hue.

The contact details of Hue Central Hospital:

Address: 16 Lê Lợi – Huế.
Telephone: 054 3822325
Email: bvtwhue[at]dng.vnn.vn
website: http://bvtwhue.com.vn
(although English appears as an Option - website in Vietnamese Only)

International Pavilion contact:
Address: 3 Ngô Quyền, Huế
Tel: 054 389 0888
email: hue_interhosp[at]hueimc.vn
facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Inte … 5400562954

(facebook page has a map)

sanooku :

Doctor's surgeries are not to be seen in Hue. The one I came across turned out to be a Ear-Nose-Throat specialist, and patients had to write their name and phone number on a list outside his office and visit after 5pm.

I never heard of a sign up sheet outside a closed office, but the reason doctors have hours in the evening is because most work for meager salaries in government hospitals or clinics during the day and the evening hours are for them to make /!\ I AM A STUPID SPAMMER /!\.  I think it is a not bad system as you don't need to take a day off work for a minor ailment.

sanooku :

The wing was called: International Pavilion. There I filled a small form, describing the problem. ..........It took about 1 hour of my schedule (consultation lasting about 30 mins). The cost was 30 USD (630,000 Dong).

I am sure you paid a premium for the International Pavilion but it was probably worth it.  Not only was your service probably faster, it is more likely that your doctor had at least some overseas training or residency.  Otherwise you would have experienced long lines and needed a Vietnamese friend or spouse to translate.  You also could have paid less than half the price.  It is interesting and understandable that some people go nuts it they think that someone overcharges them by 5,000 in a market stall but it is OK if their health is involved.  Sometimes two tier pricing has its advantages.

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