If you ever require medical attention in Bangkok, you can rest assured that health services in the Thai capital Bangkok are excellent and on par with western standards. The best services are provided at private hospitals, which boast state-of-the-art facilities and technology, internationally trained doctors and multilingual staff.

Some private hospitals offer special promotional packages to overseas visitors. What's more, you'll also discover that Bangkok's private hospitals in no way resemble the cold, bright and sterile environments you’d usually associate with a hospital. Instead, they look a lot like hotels! Below, you'll find a mix of the best Bangkok hospitals offering top-quality health services.

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    BNH Hospital

    BNH Hospital

    BNH (Bangkok Nursing Home) Hospital is a modern, 120-bed hospital operating to international standards. It provides both inpatient and outpatient services, with physicians in every field of medicine available 24 hours. The hospital dates back to 1897 when the British community in Bangkok established the first premises of the hospital on Phya Dejo Road. The hospital building on Convent Road was erected at the beginning of the century and, in 1912, its King Chulalongkorn Memorial Wing was officially opened by His Majesty King Vajiravudh.

    Over the years, BNH Hospital has grown and improved along modern lines and has become a first-class international medical institution, with some of the most sophisticated and up-to-date facilities in Thailand.

    Location: 9/1 Convent Road, Silom, Bang Rak, Bangkok 10500, Thailand

    Phone: +66 (2) 686 2700

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    Bumrungrad International Hospital

    Bumrungrad International Hospital

    Centrally located in the heart of Bangkok, Bumrungrad International Hospital is one of Thailand's premier hospitals. It’s also a centre of excellence in speciality medicine, and a world leader in medical tourism. It offers its patients one-stop medical care in Asia's and Thailand's first JCI (Joint Commission International) accredited hospital.

    As the largest private hospital in Southeast Asia, Bumrungrad International has over 700 highly qualified physicians and dentists. There are over 554 inpatient beds and Bumrungrad has the capacity to treat 3,000 outpatients per day. Foreigners can enjoy the International Patient Services Center, which provides interpreters, concierge services, embassy assistance, VIP airport transfers, international insurance coordination and international medical coordinators.

    Location: 33 Soi Sukhumvit 3, Khlong Toei, Watthana, Bangkok 10110, Thailand

    Phone: +66 (0)2 066 8888


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    Samitivej Sukhumvit Hospital

    Samitivej Sukhumvit Hospital

    Founded in 1979, Samitivej Sukhumvit Hospital is a leading provider of healthcare in Thailand and Southeast Asia. With its comprehensive range of facilities and services – from cosmetic services to tertiary care – it’s renowned as a provider of choice for local residents, expatriates living in Thailand, and increasingly also tourists.

    There are 270 beds, 87 examination suites and over 1,200 caregivers to cater for patients' needs, as well as a comprehensive range of high-tech medical equipment such as digital imaging and the latest 64-slice CT Scan. With its long history of quality care and innovation, it was the first hospital in Thailand to be given Mother and Baby-Friendly Hospital status by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and UNICEF.

    Location: 133 Klang Alley, Sukhumvit 49, Khlong Tan, Watthana, Bangkok 10110, Thailand

    Phone: +66 (0)2 022 2222


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    Bangkok International Hospital

    Bangkok International Hospital

    Bangkok International Hospital's world-renowned physicians use the latest cutting-edge technology, while their excellent nursing staff provides patients with the highest level of medical care. With first-class facilities, leading expertise and advancements in medical technology, it’s one of the leaders of private medical care within Thailand.

    The hospital was awarded accreditation from US, European, Australian and Japanese Medical Boards, as well as by the standard certification ISO 1900-2000 from the Ministry of Health in Thailand. The Bangkok Heart Hospital, Neurology Center and Cancer Hospital are well known in Thailand and beyond. All of the specialised centres are equipped with the most advanced medical technologies. They also have a dedicated international team, with translators speaking more than 30 different languages.

    Location: 2 Soi Soonvijai 7, New Petchburi Road, Bangkapi, Huai Khwang, Bangkok 10310, Thailand

    Phone: +66 (0)2 310 3000

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    The Bangkok Christian Hospital

    The Bangkok Christian Hospital

    The Bangkok Christian Hospital has plenty of history. During the post-WWII period, the American Presbyterian Mission and the Church of Christ in Thailand purchased a piece of land situated between Silom Road and Surawongse Road consisting of several wooden buildings. After planning and remodelling the existing buildings, the Bangkok Christian Hospital was officially inaugurated in 1949.

    Over half a century later, it's still serving the general populace and is as popular as ever. A more modest hospital than many of the other private hospitals in Bangkok, its standard fees is usually much lower. It’s especially popular for treatment relating to minor ailments, with departments ranging from ophthalmology, obstetrics and gynaecology to orthopaedics, radiology and adult psychiatry. It also houses specialist centres like the International Refractive Center, Skin Care & Laser Centre and an EEG & Sleep Lab.

    Location: 124 Silom Road, Suriya Wong, Bang Rak, Bangkok 10500, Thailand

    Phone: +66 (0)2 625 9000


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    Phyathai Hospitals

    Phyathai Hospitals

    Phyathai Group of Hospitals opened in 1976 with the mission statement of “creating a world in which people have the power to control their own wellbeing”. Today, it’s still operating towards that same goal and strives to provide the most professional care alongside the best service. Phyathai 1 Hospital’s International Relation Centre (IRC) provides hospital services to foreign patients with bilingual translators and interpreters.

    Phyathai 2 Hospital is equipped with modern-day medical technology and equipment and can accommodate over 500 beds. Its Phyathai Heart Center was established in cooperation with Harvard Medical International (HMI) and Phyathai Group Hospitals. Phyathai 3 Hospital was established to extend medical services to customers in the Thonburi area. It has modern equipment and provides a complete range of health services and facilities.

    Location: 364/1 Sri Ayutthaya Rd, Phaya Thai, Ratchathewi, Bangkok 10400, Thailand

    Phone: +66 (0)2 201 4600


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    Praram 9 Hospital

    Praram 9 Hospital

    Back in 1992, Praram 9 Hospital on Rama IX Road came into being with a mission to provide quality healthcare of an international standard to the local community. The green and white hospital sign and its 15-floor building have now become part of the landscape of the area. Today, it’s a well-known symbol of dedicated care, quality service and trust to passers-by.

    Praram 9 Hospital is equipped with strong-willed and capable physicians from various medical professions, all of whom are certified both in Thailand and by the American Board. It provides a variety of services including kidney transplant and the hospital's highly acclaimed and well-known in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) laboratory.

    Location: 99 Rama IX Rd, Bang Kapi, Huai Khwang, Bangkok 10310, Thailand

    Phone: +66 (0)2 202 9999


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    Saint Louis Hospital

    Saint Louis Hospital

    The St. Louis Hospital in Bangkok was opened by Archbishop Louis Vey, the Head of the Roman Catholic Mission in Siam, on 15th September 1898. It’s a non-profit private hospital situated on South Sathorn Road, serving both outpatients and in and placing great emphasis on diagnosis and efficient examination.

    Equipped with state-of-the-art medical equipment, it provides treatment using specialist from all medical fields, while devoted nurses take the utmost care of patients. A full range of advanced medical equipment is available for effective patient diagnosis and treatment, such as a Digital Catheterization Lab, Exercise Stress Test, Mammogram and Bone Densitometry. Inpatient rooms are all air-conditioned. There's also an Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and Cardiac Care Unit (CCU).

    Location: 27 South Sathon Rd, Yan Nawa, Sathorn, Bangkok 10120, Thailand

    Phone: +66 (0)2 838 5555

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    Central General Hospital

    Established in 1992, the Central General Hospital operates under the slogan "Friendly Hospitality & Good Health for All". Located on Phaholyothin Road in the Saphanmai area, it has a 300-bed capacity and 24-hour service. Over 1,000 clients can be accepted at its outpatient department daily, and an online computer system and air tube transportation system are used for quick service.

    Medical services include rehabilitation, dentistry, ophthalmic services, X-rays, psychiatry, child development, paediatrics, neurological surgery, orthopaedic surgery, general surgery, internal medicine and emergency care. In 1998, the Central General Hospital gained ISO 9002 (service quality) and ISO 14001 (environmental management quality) accreditation from the International Organization for Standardization. And in 2004, it obtained Hospital Accreditation, which guarantees its standards.

    Location: 290 Phahonyothin Rd, Anusawari, Bang Khen, Bangkok 10220, Thailand

    Phone: +66 (0)2 552 8777

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    DYM International Clinic

    DYM International Clinic first opened on March 2014 in Asoke, then moved to Thonglor Soi 13 in 2015 and finally settled with its branch on Sukhumvit 33/1. As a Japanese-owned medical institute, they aim at providing a high level of service in keeping with the expectations and requirements seen in Japan, including general medicine, referral to general hospitals and follow-up. English is spoken throughout and translators are also available.

    Location: 33/1 Sukhumvit Rd, Khlong Ton, Watthana, Bangkok 10110, Thailand

    Open: Daily from 9am to 9pm

    Phone: +66 (0)2 107 1039

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    MedConsult International Clinic

    MedConsult is an English and Thai-speaking General Practice clinic, located in the Thonglor area of Bangkok. The clinic has been providing medical services to individuals, families, and companies since 2003. MedConsult offers a wide range of medical services. Some of the more popular services are medical consultations, vaccinations, sexual health checkups, botox and fillers, pap smears and prescription refills.

    Owner and doctor Dr Donna Robinson is a UK-qualified, trained and experienced doctor. She has been resident in Thailand for decades and is one of the few foreign doctors in Thailand with a Thai Medical Licence. With fluency in Thai, Dr Donna is able to offer her clients premier medical care while overcoming potential communication problems.

    Location: The Racquet Club Floor 3 Building 2, Sukhumvit Soi 49/9, Khlong Tan, Watthana, Bangkok 10110, Thailand

    Phone: +66 (0)2 018 7855

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    Ramkhamhaeng Hospital

    With 350 beds and 7 sister hospitals, the Ramkhamhaeng Hospital has the resources, experience and expertise to provide international quality healthcare at very competitive prices. This, combined with its long tradition of Thai hospitality, has earned it the confidence of Thai people, the region and the world. Its focus on health and medical tourism means it's also adept at helping small and medium-sized companies control their healthcare costs.

    Thailand is renowned for all forms of orthopaedic surgery, cosmetic surgery, cardiac care, fertility treatments and other types of specialised medicine and the Ramkhamhaeng Hospital's internationally-trained doctors, with their world-class credentials, are reinforcing that reputation. The hospital specialises in personalised services for all international visitors.

    Location: 436 Ramkhamhaeng Rd, Hua Mak, Bang Kapi, Bangkok 10240, Thailand

    Phone: +66 (0)2 743 9999

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    Samitivej Srinakarin Hospital

    Samitivej Srinakarin Hospital offers high-quality medical services and is well-equipped with up-to-date technology. Located on Srinakarin Road, it’s easily accessible from the new expressway that links Bangkok and Pattaya, and is only minutes away from Suvarnabhumi Airport. It provides tertiary care and comprehensive medical services with superior quality and high efficiency. An active 24-hour Emergency Room is fully equipped with life-saving equipment and experienced personnel.

    In July 2003, it opened the Samitivej Srinakarin Children's Hospital, the first private children's hospital in Thailand. Continuous development and investment in the latest technology, medical expertise and supporting facilities have contributed to the hospital's current status as one of the top healthcare providers in Thailand.

    Location: 488 Srinagarindra Rd, Suan Luang, Bangkok 10250, Thailand

    Phone: +66 (0)2 022 2222

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    Thantakit International Dental Center

    Thantakit International Dental Center was the first Thailand dental implant centre to employ 3D Dental CT Scan services for all dental implant cases. It has more than 30 English-speaking dentists, each highly trained in USA, UK, Europe, Australia, and leading local institutions in all dental specialities.

    About 50% of Thantakit’s patient are international patients from around the world, so the doctors and staff are familiar with taking care of overseas visitors. As such, there's a strict policy of not discriminating on treatment costs between local and international patients. Thantakit also runs an in-house dental laboratory, which allows the dentist to closely control and deliver the best quality of cosmetic dental works and able to deliver works within a limited time.

    Location: 1939 New Petchaburi Rd, Bang Kapi, Huai Khwang, Bangkok 10310, Thailand

    Phone: +66 (0)2 718 0777

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    Vibhavadi Hospital

    Vibhavadi Hospital opened in 1986 as a 350-bed ISO-certified hospital with more than 70 examination rooms and the ability to serve 1,500 to 2,000 outpatients per day. It has specialists in all medical fields – more than 50 full-time physicians and 250 consulting physicians. It uses only the latest medical equipment, the most important of which all have ISO 9001:2000 accreditation.

    Procedures of particular interest to overseas patients range from orthopaedic surgery and joint replacement treatments to advanced LASIK surgery and wellness and anti-ageing treatments, as well as slimming and related beauty treatments. It provides 24-hour emergency services and even alternative medicine services such as acupuncture and traditional Thai massage.

    Location: 51 3 Ngamwongwan Rd, Lat Yao, Chatuchak, Bangkok 10900, Thailand

    Phone: +66 (0)2 561 1111

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