Healthcare in San Francisco


San Francisco has a reputation for having a great healthcare system defined by exemplary medical centres and unique healthcare access.

The city is an exception to the general American rule in the way that it provides government sponsored health insurance for lower income residents.

Many expats won’t qualify for the city sponsored low-cost healthcare insurance unless they make less than $52,000 a year individually or $106,000 for a family of four. However, even if expats do qualify to receive the state insurance, care cannot be received outside of San Francisco and dental and optometry services are not covered.

Most businesses in the area hiring expats will provide health insurance. It is extremely important to have full medical insurance in the US as hospitals are extremely expensive and non-emergency care can be refused. One of the best hospitals in the nation is located in the city, the University of California, San Francisco Medical Centre.

Recommended hospitals in San Francisco

 
University of California, San Francisco Medical Centre
The University of California,
San Francisco, CA 94143
Tel: (415) 476-1000
www.ucsfhealth.org

San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center
1001 Potrero Avenue, San Francisco
Tel: (415) 206-8000
sfgh.surgery.ucsf.edu

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