Healthcare in Cambodia

When it comes to healthcare in Cambodia, medical facilities and equipment may not meet the high international standards many expats are used to. Advanced healthcare remains very limited, even within the major cities, and expats living in Cambodia who fall seriously ill or get badly injured tend to be airlifted to Singapore or Bangkok, where a better quality of care is available. It’s for this reason that a good medical insurance plan is essential. 

While the public hospitals in Cambodia are generally understaffed and poorly equipped, there are some good private hospitals in the capital of Phnom Penh. Outside of this city, however, the options are very limited.  

Private healthcare in Cambodia

Expats living in Cambodia favour private hospitals and clinics, but these tend to be expensive. Clinics offer mainly general medical treatment, whereas specialist departments are found in hospitals. Private international clinics and hospitals in Phnom Penh also provide medical translation services and evacuations when needed, and are generally staffed by doctors who have trained in developed Western countries. 

Hospitals in Cambodia


Royal Phnom Penh Hospital

Address: 888 Russian Blvd, Phnom Penh


Sen Sok International University Hospital

Address: 91-96 Street 1986, Phnom Penh


International SOS Medical Clinic

Address: 161, Street 51, Phnom Penh


Royal Angkor International Hospital

Address: National Route 6 (Airport Road), Siem Reap


Angkor Hospital for Children

Address: Tep Vong (Achamean) Road and Oum Chhay Street, Siem Reap

Health insurance in Cambodia

Because of the generally poor standards of healthcare in Cambodia, expats are advised to take out comprehensive medical before they move. The insurance plan should cover medical evacuation, the cost of which can run into thousands of US dollars. 

Pharmacies in Cambodia

All medications are sold over the counter in Cambodia. However, that includes many counterfeit drugs, so expats are urged to avoid some of the smaller independent pharmacies that have been implicated in the trade of fake medicines. Pharmacies are everywhere in Cambodian cities, but it’s best to stick to larger pharmacy chains like U-Care and Pharmacie de la Gare in Phnom Penh. Medication in Cambodia costs considerably less than in Western countries. 

Dentists in Cambodia

Contrary to the general standards of healthcare in Cambodia, the dental services are excellent. Indeed, the country is making a name for itself for dental tourism and English-speaking dentists that have trained in Europe or the US are relatively easy to find. Roomchang Dental Clinic in Phnom Penh is highly recommended for expats – staff are internationally trained, it's equipped with new technology and treatment costs are significantly less than in the West.

Emergency services in Cambodia

Ambulance services in Cambodia are not always prompt and the public emergency telephone number (119) sometimes goes unanswered. If possible, expats should make their own way to one of the major international hospitals in case of a medical emergency. 

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