Saudi Arabia

How the Medical system works in Saudi Arabia

Medical care varies greatly in quality, and high-profile cases of medical malpractice and errors have occurred.

If you are covered by Saudi insurance, be sure to read the fine print: local insurance can have exclusions that are unusual in the United States. For example, some local policies may not supply coverage for accidents that occur while engaging in adventure sports, such as riding quad vehicles in the desert, that are a common pastime for expatriates.

Visiting a doctor in Saudi Arabia

Most care providers in Saudi Arabia accept cash or credit card payments.


Buying medication in Saudi Arabia

If traveling with prescription medication, check with the government of Saudi Arabia to ensure the medication is legal in Saudi Arabia. Always carry your prescription medication in original packaging, along with your doctor’s prescription.

Other health risks in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia has a dry climate with extreme heat several months of the year – travelers should stay hydrated.

Air pollution is a significant concern in many parts of Saudi Arabia including Riyadh, Al Jubail, Jeddah, and Dammam.

Many infectious diseases, such as measles, typhoid, dengue, and Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), are present in Saudi Arabia.

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