Country: Cambodia is a Southeast Asian nation whose landscape spans low-lying plains, the Mekong Delta, mountains and Gulf of Thailand coastline. Phnom Penh, its capital and it has a population of more than 15 million. The primary language is Khmer.
To access emergency services: Dial 119
Currency: Cambodian riel (KHR)
Insurance: Find out in advance if your insurance plan will make payments directly to providers or reimburse you later for overseas health expenditures.
It is also worth ensuring your travel insurance will cover ambulances or transport either home or to more advanced medical facilities if needed. Not all insurance covers emergency medical evacu¬ation home or to a hospital in a major city, which may be the only way to receive medical attention in a serious emergency.
Source: International Association for Medical Assistance to Travelers
What to expect in a Cambodian hospital: Both Phnom Penh and Siem Reap have a limited number of internationally-run clinics and hospitals that can provide basic medical care and stabilization. Medical care outside these two cities is almost non-existent. Non-serious ailments are typically treated here. They also offer a medical translation service and evacuation when needed. Not all hospitals accept insurance, but the cost for medical assistance is nominal. For example, a consultation and bed for the night, cost of medication and whatever equipment is used can cost just US$100 in Phnom Penh. The international hospitals are more popular among foreigners and expats but they are expensive.
Contact your embassy/consulate: When in doubt, your country’s embassy is a good resource to turn to for medical assistance guidance.
JCI-accredited hospitals/clinics in Cambodia
: To read about specific facilities which are JCI-accredited, visit the Hospital Search
Cambodia -specific helpful health resources:
Travel health notices: Visit the CDC
or the WHO
for up-to-date travel notices.