Healthcare in Riyadh

Healthcare in Riyadh is given priority and expats have access to numerous public and private facilities. The capital's hospitals provide complete medical care and expats usually only travel abroad for highly specialised treatment.
For the most part, doctors in Riyadh speak English. Many medical professionals are expats themselves or were trained in Europe and the USA.

There are public, private and military hospitals in Riyadh and standards vary greatly between facilities. Private hospitals and clinics tend to have the best standards and are favoured by expats. But these facilities come with a hefty price tag and expats will need private health insurance, which is compulsory for all foreigners working in Saudi Arabia.

In most cases, health insurance is part of an expat contract and is paid for by the employer. Some employers may not offer health insurance, but might have an agreement with a particular hospital. Either way, expats should address this when arranging their employment package.

Hospitals in Riyadh

Below are some of the most popular hospitals in Riyadh for expats:

King Fahd Medical City
Sulaimaniyah, Riyadh 11525

King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre
Makkah Al Mukarramah Branch Road, Al Mathar Ash Shamali, Riyadh 12713

King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital
Al-Uroubah Road, Riyadh 11462

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