Information for Patients
Healthcare services in Cambodia are divided between public and private sectors. Cambodia’s government introduced the National Social Security Fund (NSSF) in 2008 to ensure that all workers in the private sectors have coverage of essential services. However, only 10% of the workers were covered. Therefore, due to inadequate public healthcare services, private healthcare spending in Cambodia has grown significantly in recent years.
International health insurance for Cambodia is recommended. The healthcare cost in the private sector starting from $5-100 for consultation with a GP or specialist.
Information for Health Care Professionals
Eligible health care professionals must be certified by relevant local professional agencies. These licensing requirements include legal services and medical services. Health care professionals are also required to register at the Cambodian Medical Council (CMC) before practicing in Cambodia.
Essential reproductive, maternal, neonatal and childcare health, and major communicable diseases control are in high demand in Cambodia.
Information for Travelers
Each year, expats and almost 10% of Cambodians fly out and visit hospitals in Thailand and Vietnam as medical tourists. However, Cambodian developers are now developing the capital to be a new medical tourism destination by partnering with medical centers in Bangkok and Singapore.
The recommended vaccinations for Cambodia are hepatitis A, hepatitis B, typhoid, cholera, Japanese encephalitis, rabies and tetanus. In addition, yellow fever vaccination is required if traveling from a country with risk of yellow fever transmission. All travelers should also avoid mosquito bites and mosquito-borne diseases.
The commonly spoken language in hospitals in Cambodia is Khmer.