Healthcare in Riyadh is given priority. 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. 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 Fahad Medical City
Address: Sulaimaniyah, Riyadh 11525
King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre
Address: Zahrawi St, Al Maather, Riyadh 12713
King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital
Address: Umm Al Hamam St, Umm Al Hamam Al Gharbi, Riyadh 11462
►For more about the Saudi medical facilities and insurance, see Healthcare in Saudi Arabia
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