In Seoul, there are many excellent hospitals equipped with state-of-the-art facilities. In the event of emergency situations, you can receive quick, high-quality medical treatment. If you are sick, explain your symptoms to the hotel’s front desk. Some hospitals offer interpretation services for foreigners’ convenience. You can buy most medicine over-the-counter. It is inexpensive and most pharmacists speak English.
Large Korean hospitals operate an international health care center (international medical clinic) for foreigners. The bilingual medical staff and volunteers will help you receive excellent medical care in a relaxed and comfortable setting.
|Samsung Medical Center||+82-2-3410-0200|
|Asan Medical Center||+82-2-2224-3114|
|Ganbuk Samsung Medical Center||+82-2-723-2911|
|Hannam-dong International Medical Center||+82-2-790-0857|
|Seoul Medical Center for Foreigner||+82-2-2796-1871|
|Cha Health Systems||+82-2-2558-1112|
|Sinchon Severance Hospital||+82-2-361-6540|
|Cheil General Hospital||+82-2-2262-7071|
|Yeouido St. Mary's Hospital||+82-2-789-1114|
|Gangnam St. Mary's Hospital||+82-2-590-1114|
|Soon Chun Huyang University Hospital||+82-2-709-9881|
|Seoul National University Hospital||+82-2-760-2890|
|SOS KOREA||24 HOUR|
|International SOS Korea Provides 24-hour emergency service for foreigners, acting as a link between patients and Korean hospitals for a fee||02-3140-1700|
In the event of emergency situations while touring Seoul, just call 1339 without area code.
A variety of medical service information (in English, Japanese and Chinese) is available 24 hours a day, year round.
- Information on international medical centers available for emergencies
- Recommends the best hospital available
- Gives consultation on first aid and diseases in emergency situations
- Calls an ambulance if necessary
- Information on hospitals available for non-emergency patients
- Gives other useful information for patients in an emergency