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I would be very interested to hear from fellow expats on the above please

I go to Benh Vinh Dai Hoc Y Duoc in D5, FV is way overpriced. There is also the City International hospital in Binh Tan that has a 5 star rating, never been there so not sure.

i went to the french hospital in d7 when my husband broke his foot and it was really great.

Family Medical Practice in the Diamond plaza. I think there's one in Thao Dien too.

The doctor that founded the Family Medical Practice has quite a story. He's from Israel and initially came to Vietnam to do NGO's some 20+ years ago and still does free medical care for the poor in rural areas.

It also has 24 hours emergency though I hear after hour service is not that great.

Dai Hoc Y Duoc is great from what I hear from the locals. I went by it one time at 5am and it was packed full of people. I try to avoid places that are crammed with sick people.

khanh44 :

Family Medical Practice in the Diamond plaza. I think there's one in Thao Dien too.

The doctor that founded the Family Medical Practice has quite a story. He's from Israel and initially came to Vietnam to do NGO's some 20+ years ago and still does free medical care for the poor in rural areas.

It also has 24 hours emergency though I hear after hour service is not that great.

Dai Hoc Y Duoc is great from what I hear from the locals. I went by it one time at 5am and it was packed full of people. I try to avoid places that are crammed with sick people.

The problem would be that Family Medical is not a hospital, therefore only have limited services. There is a big need for new hospitals in VN, but it seems shopping centres and apartments are higher on the governments want list.

I go to Vinmec hospital in D1: 7 Tran Cao Van Street.
I have always been happy with the treatment as well as the bedside manner of the staff.

Yeah Vinmec is a good choice they are trying to change the landscape in hospital care. Its owned by Vingroup which says it wants to create a better health service in Viet Nam.

cho ray seemed fine to me, cheap enough and good enough english and service

1.57 mill to do health check btw

Depending what you are looking for:
Good doctor and serious surgical operation, go to public/state hospital ( binh dan, cho ray, vien tim) they do many many cases a day so they are very qualify.  I have a friend whom has 2 heart valves replaced  (btw everyone has only 4 valves) and the operation when with no problem.  But .but. but the facility and the waiting are very very bad.

Or you can go to private hospital FV where the facility is close to the western style but the doctors are not as qualified and trained than non private one. In some cases they have to transfer to cho ray for the operation and bring you back.

Thankyou all for your Insights and Information

Dear Mac,

Here are the list of international hospitals in HCMC:

SOS Clinic, 167, Nam Ky Khoi Nghia, W.6, Dist.3, HCMC

City International Hospital
3 Street 17A, Binh Tri Dong B Ward, Binh Tan District
www.cih.com.vn

Franco Vietnam Hospital - FV Hospital
6 Nguyen Luang Bang St, District 7
www.fvhospital.com

Franco Vietnam Saigon Clinic
Third Floor, Bitexco Financial Tower, 2 Hai Trieu Street, District 1
www.fvhospital.com/saigon-clinic

Victoria International Healthcare - the favourite place for my family, I extremely like the pediatrician names Phước Vân, she is so enthusiastic for her job.
79 Dien Bien Phu, Da Kao, District 1
www.victoriavn.com


I suggest you not to go to government hospitals. Yes, they have more experience in facing disease but they all have a quota for selling medicine, however less or strong disease you have, they will make you take as many tables as they can. I am really scared of this, and they don''t have time to explain you all questions, nor care for you.

what's the cost like at Victoria International Healthcare to see a pediatrician?

Like what would I be expected to pay on a normal visit?

I was thinking Family Medical Practice to see a pediatrician but I think it would be at least $1,000,000 dongs. I haven't used them for pediatrician service yet.

found this old thread that had reviews for both Victoria Healthcare and Family Medical practice. yikes some bad reviews might have to second guess my hospital choices and just fly back to Canada for my medical checkups.

Was hoping to do the general checkup at Victoria Healthcare as I asked for one in Canada and they said it's not recommended. In Canada they ask you if you have any ailments and treat it directly rather than doing an all body checkup. Woohoo to free health care.

http://www.expat.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=413681

Hello everyone,

@shina_tina, could you please recommend these hospitals in the Ho Chi Minh City business directory. It could be useful to other members too.

Thank you

Christopher
Expat.com

I recommend Vanh Hanh hospital in District 10. Clean facilities, English speaking staffs and swift transaction! Language barrier no more! Been there twice for medical test/exam for my Work Permit! Reasonable price as well! A thumbs up!

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My thought would be whenever possible to take a flight to Bangkok, Thailand and get treated there.

shina_tina :

Dear Mac,

Here are the list of international hospitals in HCMC:

SOS Clinic, 167, Nam Ky Khoi Nghia, W.6, Dist.3, HCMC

City International Hospital
3 Street 17A, Binh Tri Dong B Ward, Binh Tan District
www.cih.com.vn

Franco Vietnam Hospital - FV Hospital
6 Nguyen Luang Bang St, District 7
www.fvhospital.com

Franco Vietnam Saigon Clinic
Third Floor, Bitexco Financial Tower, 2 Hai Trieu Street, District 1
www.fvhospital.com/saigon-clinic

Victoria International Healthcare - the favourite place for my family, I extremely like the pediatrician names Phước Vân, she is so enthusiastic for her job.
79 Dien Bien Phu, Da Kao, District 1
www.victoriavn.com


I suggest you not to go to government hospitals. Yes, they have more experience in facing disease but they all have a quota for selling medicine, however less or strong disease you have, they will make you take as many tables as they can. I am really scared of this, and they don''t have time to explain you all questions, nor care for you.

Good list

I would add Cho Ray's Foreigner program. Arguably the best Doctors in town, reasonably priced, excellent English and once you get through the Cho Ray mad house, the doctors devote plenty of time to each patient.

SOS is expensive and a Clinic not a full service hospital. I do buy my drugs there as International SOS is also the company that administers my US Military retired overseas medical insurance. The care is excellent for a Clinic and language support is excellent and diverse.

FV at one time was my hospital of choice. It is still an excellent hospital with excellent language support. But, it has gotten crowded and a lot of my favorite staff personal, that worked there are now working at CIH

City International Hospital is currently my hospital of choice. Over the last two years they have treated my wife's exceptionably complex and grave medical conditions. My only concern is that the English language skills are merely very good and other languages are questionable.

Trieu An Hospital, Bệnh viện Triều An is not for everyone and definitely not for non Vietnamese speakers. Trieu An's reviews are also mixed. But, Trieu An allows you to pretty well direct your own care. I was able to arrange a highly recommended kidney specialist who teaches at a university hospital  with out going through the typical Teaching Hospital in Sai Gon mad house, paid for and received very reasonably priced VIP treatment. My nurse was responsible for three patients including me.

The daughter of the medical professional that recommended Trieu An was also being treated at the same time at Trieu An in a ward sharing a bed with two other patients. Trieu An also tries to sell a lot of drugs.

If it is anything serious needing surgery, I would go to Bangkok--check the web for best hospitals in BKK.  If you have medicare, go home.  Can find good docs online in almost any city in the USA.  I had a pacemaker replaced in TX and was very happy with the doc and the hospital.

@CAPT Bill

At the time, we couldn't find Doctors in America that were familiar  with or in most cases had even heard of my wife's SE Asia specific genetic blood disorder. While well intentioned, ignorance of my wife's specific issue by American Doctors almost killed her several times. The American Doctors that were willing to study the issue, eventually gave her a supply of the only non lethal pain killer for someone in her condition, the narcotic opiate Tramadol and wished us luck in Viet Nam.

We considered Bangkok as BKK has a hospital noted for her issue. But, decided on Viet Nam for language issues and health professionals that we know and have known for a long time.

Now days, Cooley’s Anemia Foundation http://www.thalassemia.org/ is seems to offer hope for people with my wife's condition in America. Still, I can afford to take care of my wife at home with 24/7 help in Viet Nam in a house we have rented, with in expensive specialized Japanese made wheel chair pushing distance of the hospital.

Note, at one time, my wife was being treated by the VA and that Doctor was familiar with her condition(long story and involves retiring from the US Military from the reserves and my, eventual, VA 100% cardiac disability rating). But, despite the VA best efforts, they could only get blood tests that suggested my wife's condition. She had to go to Viet Nam to have an American trained Doctor give her blood tests that had the specific genetic information about her blood disorder.

Note, I met my wife while she was working for our unit Medical Officer in the Mekong Delta in 1970

Hospital 115--the Peoples Hospital, VIP section, on Thanh Thai Street in District 10 is very good.  I go there as an out patient for heart care and to treat Diabetes Type 2.  The public hospital is VERY crowded, but the VIP department is clean, air-conditioned, and very professional.  I used to go to Tam Duc, but although I saw the head of the hospital for treatment of my heart problem, he really was overworked and barely knew who I was.  He was seeing 300 to 499 patients a day, and you got about 4 minutes with him.  Not acceptable.
If I needed significant care, I would go to Bangkok or back to America.  Vietnam is not an option if you have options.

Have you tried the heart hospital next FV hospital.

Hi,
Can you give me the address in District 7 ? please

colinoscapee :

Have you tried the heart hospital next FV hospital.

Bệnh viện Tim Tâm Đức
4 Nguyễn Lương Bằng
Tân Phú
Quận 7
Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam

is the German Heart hospital next to PV(FV in English) Hospital and also the Hospital that I believe Captain Bill is referring to. I have no personal experience with this hospital and can make no comment as to quality of the hospital.

Both my wife and I are quite satisfied with our heart care at City International Hospital at this point in time. Note, CIH is no longer part of the Parkway Hospital Group.

Medical University Hospital in Hong Bang street. But to remember that Doctors also do business very well they try to collect money from patients, some step is unnecessary u should be aware of which u should do and which one not:))) otherwise money run out of ur pocket a lot. Its better u have a health insurance. From my eyes: their service is quite expensive but facility is good as well as doctors' qualification.

Hi Mikey,

you may try FV hospital, there's clinic in District one and also hospital in Dist 7.

also there's international SOS, columbia asia hospital

those are recommended by my Vietnamese colleagues

hope it'll help

regards,

Laura

I see this post is quite old but if its of any help I can personally recommend HANH PHUC International Hospital which is located at the southern tip of Thuan An District, Binh Duong Province. Located about 12 kilometers from Ho Chi Minh City,

My wife had our daughter there it was rather expensive but the service and post baby care was fantastic.

They have a full range of medical services with expat and Local doctors and surgeon's
Tel: (84) (650) 363 60 68 - Fax: (84) (650) 363 60 69 Email: info[at]hanhphuchospital.com

They also have a very good clinic in District 1
97 Nguyen Thi Minh Khai St, District 1, HCMC, Vietnam
Tel: (84) 8) 3925 9797  Fax: (84) (8) 3925 9949
Email: saigonclinic[at]hanhphuchospital.com

Hello everyone,

Thanks for your contribution.

I invite you to recommend these hospitals in the Ho Chi Minh City business directory so as other members can refer to them when needed.

Christopher
Expat.com

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