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What Quality Of Healthcare Can You Expect In Malaysia?

Malaysia has a two tier system of healthcare. Overall, healthcare in the country, both in the public and the private sector, is of a high quality. Malaysia is a growing destination for medical tourism, such as for dental and optical treatments, and more private clinics have been springing up in recent years. Health in Malaysia is generally on a par with that in developed countries.    more ...

Prescriptions In Malaysia: What Is Available And How To Ensure You Get The Right Level Of Care

As an expat living in Malaysia, your eligibility for national insurance coverage will be limited. However, your employer may sign you up with a private healthcare package, or you may take out comprehensive private cover elsewhere. Either way, it is advisable to make sure that your insurance at least partly covers the cost of prescriptions, particularly if you have a chronic condition requiring extensive repeat medication. However, if you would pr ...    more ...

Maternity Care In Malaysia: What The Options Are And How To Decide On A Birth Plan

Malaysia has over 100 hospitals that can provide maternity care, and around 40 of these have specialist Ob/Gyn services. Healthcare in the country is generally of a good standard, although overcrowding has been reported in the public sector.    more ...

How To Register With The Health System In Malaysia

Malaysia is currently a destination for medical tourism, and you can find a high standard of healthcare in its private sector. Government-sponsored healthcare is also deemed to be of a good quality there.    more ...

How To Keep Your Health Insurance Costs Low In Malaysia

Malaysia does not run a national health insurance scheme, as such, for expats, so you will have three options. You can access public healthcare, which you can pay for either out of pocket or through your existing international health insurance; you can use private clinics, which you can again pay for either out of pocket or through international insurance cover; or you can employ a combination of both, using your private insurance as a top-up. We ...    more ...

How To Keep Fit And Healthy In Malaysia

It is not difficult to keep fit and well in Malaysia. From jungle trekking and trail hiking to cycling and watersports, there are many forms of exercise available. We will look at some of your options below.    more ...

Dental And Ophthalmic Care In Malaysia: How To Find The Right Options For You

Malaysia has limited national health insurance provision, and most of the cover that does exist applies neither to expats nor to dental and ophthalmic care. You therefore have the options of accessing public treatment and paying out of pocket, or via your private insurer, or of using the private sector.    more ...

Accessing Healthcare In Malaysia As An Expat

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Malaysia’s healthcare system has been ranked as the third best of 24 countries in a recent study conducted by an American publication. It outranked other places such as Spain, Italy, New Zealand, and Ireland. The success of Malaysia’s healthcare system was attributed to the expertise of its healthcare practitioners, the range of available health insurance options, and affordability. The low costs of healthcare services make it possible to pay ...    more ...

What Are The Health Risks For Expats In Malaysia?

Before you move to Malaysia, it is advisable to consult your GP and check if there is need for any vaccinations or preventive health measures. It is best to do this at least eight weeks before you travel. It’s also important to ensure that you have the proper health insurance that can cover any medical treatment overseas. Public and private hospitals in Malaysia charge for services and private healthcare can be quite expensive. But expats can e ...    more ...

Using The Healthcare System In Malaysia - A Short Guide For Expats

The healthcare system in Malaysia is known to be of a high standard. In fact, the country is a major medical tourism destination that attracts many foreigners in need of high quality, yet affordable treatments. The healthcare system is aimed at providing care to everyone within the country, however access to such medical care may be difficult in rural areas and remote regions of the country.

Medical facilities

Malaysia offers both public ...    more ...

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