Information for Patients
Brunei’s healthcare system has had remarkable success in infectious disease rates reduction. The Health System and Infrastructure Master Plan for Brunei Darussalam blueprint was introduced in 2012. The potential aim is to provide accessible health care to all Bruneians by 2035.
Currently, healthcare in Brunei is fully subsidized by the government and provided for a minimal fee, starting from B$1 for citizens above 12 years old for a general check-up. Some industries and arm forces also have their own separate occupational health service.
Information for Health Care Professionals
Eligible health care professionals practicing clinically in Brunei must be registered with the Brunei Medical Board. Medical practitioners may apply for full registration if they are in permanent posts or on contact. If they are in private practice, an annual Practicing certificate is also required. Otherwise, temporary registration is the option for visiting consultants in the private sector.
Specialized health care professionals in cancer, heart diseases and diabetes are in high demand in Brunei.
Information for Travelers
Some private hospitals have signed MoU with international healthcare services to provide inpatient wards, reproductive medicine unit, and liver and kidney transplant services in Brunei to attract medical tourism to Brunei.
Chikungunya and dengue fever are prevalent in Brunei. Vaccines for those diseases are recommended plus good protection against mosquito bites.
The official language of Brunei is Standard Malay. However, many people in Brunei can communicate in English, both spoken and written.