Medical Assistance

Please note: The Department of State assumes no responsibility or liability for the professional ability or reputation of, or the quality of services provided by, the entities or individuals whose names appear on the following lists. Inclusion on this list is in no way an endorsement by the Department or the U.S. government. Names are listed alphabetically, and the order in which they appear has no other significance. The information on the list is provided directly by the local service providers; the Department is not in a position to vouch for such information.

Health services are available in Kuwait from both public and private health care providers.  These services are regulated by the Ministry of Public Health (MOH), Public Clinics.

Primary health care is provided by a network of clinics and polyclinics, which are usually found in community centers, often near the local co-op supermarket.  These clinics deal with preliminary examinations and routine matters and, where necessary, patients are referred to hospital specialists.  Non-residents patients may visit any of these public clinics whereas residents may only visit the public clinics located at their neighborhood of residence. U.S. citizens will need to bring their original passport, with the original Kuwait visa, and pay a small fee (between KD 1 and KD 5).

Medical list

All Specialties

Al-Jahra Hospital Address: Al-Jahra; Tel: +965-2457-5300

Al-Amiri Hospital Address: Sharq; Tel: +965-2245-0005;http://www.amirihospital.com

Mubarak Al-Kabir Hospital Address: Jabriya; Tel: +965-2531-2700

Al-Sabah Hospital Address: Al-Sabah Medical District; Tel: +965-2481-2000

Adan Hospital Address: Hadiya; Tel: +965-2394-0600

Farwaniya Hospital Address: Sabah Al-Nasser; Tel: +965-2488-8000

Cardiac Care

Chest Diseases Hospital Address: Al-Sabah Medical District; Tel: +965-2484-9400; http://www.cdh.com.kw

Neurology, Neurosurgery & Pediatric Surgery

 Ibn Sina Hospital Address: Al-Sabah Medical District; Tel: +965-2484-0300

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Maternity Hospital Address: Al-Sabah Medical District; Tel: +965-2484-3100

Psychology and Mental Health Care

The Psychological Medicine Hospital Address: Al-Sabah Medical District; Tel: +965-2484-3900; http://psychiatrykuwait.com

Ear, Nose, and Throat

Zain Hospital for Ear, Nose and Throat Address: Al-Sabah Medical District; Tel: +965-2484-6912

Orthopedic

Al-Razi Hospital Address: Al-Sabah Medical District; Tel: +965-2484-6000

Natural Medicine

Natural Medicine and Rehabilitation Hospital Address: Al-Andalus; Tel: +965-2487-4330

Infectious Diseases

Infectious Diseases Hospital Address: Al-Sabah Medical District; Tel: +965-2487-0133

All Specialties

Alorf Hospital Address: Jahra, Tel: +965-2455-5050; http://www.alorf-hospital.com/index.htm

Al Salam Hospital Address: Bneid Al Qar; Tel: +965-2223-2000;http://www.sih-kw.com/

Hadi Clinic Address: Jabriya; Tel: +965-1828-282;http://www.hadiclinic.com/

New Mowasat Hospital Address: Yousef Ben Hamoud St, Salmiya; Tel: +965-2572-6666; http://www.newmowasat.com/

New Dar Al Shifa Hospital Address: Beirut St, Hawally; Tel: +965-1802-555 http://www.daralshifa.com/index.php/en/

Taiba Hospital Address: Sabah Al-Salem, Block 3, St 3; Tel: +965-1808-088; http://www.taibahospital.com/

Al Safat American Medical Center Address: Abdullah Al Fadallah St., Maidan Hawally; Tel: +965-2224-7999; http://www.samc.com.kw/

Al Seef Hospital Address: Gulf Road, Salmiya; Tel: +965-2576-4000;http://www.alseef-hospital.com/

London Hospital Kuwait Address: Fintas; Tel: +965-1883-883;http://www.londonhospital.org/

Al Rashid Hospital Address: Salmiya; Tel: +965-1886-886;http://alrashidhospital.org/home.php\

Alia International Hospital Address: Mahboola; Tel: +965-2227-2000;http://www.aliaih.com/

Al Shaab Medical Center Address: AlShaab AlBahri, Tel: +965- 1886-060; http://www.shaabmc.com/

International Clinic Address: Salmiya; Tel: +965-2574-5111;http://www.international-clinic.com/

Specialized German Clinic Address: Manguf; Tel: +965-2372-9672

Al Sayegh Clinic Address: Manguf; Tel: +965-1848-382;http://www.alsayeghclinic.com/home_more.html

Inaya German Medical Medical Centre Address: Salmiya Tel: +965-2575-0777; http://www.inaya.com.kw/

Shifa Al Jazeera Medical Centre Address: Farwaniyah; Tel: +965-2473-4000; http://www.shifakuwait.com/v2/

Dr. Alia Medical Center Address: Mahboola; Tel: +965- 2373-2200;http://www.aliamedicalcenter.com/

Al Hilal International Clinic – Kuwait Address: Maidan Hawalli; Tel: +965- 2566-4569; http://www.alhilalclinic.com/newsite/ContactUs.asp

Dental

New Smile Dental SPA Address: Gulf Street; Tel: +965-2571-0333;http://www.newsmile-dental.com/

Bayan Dental-Kuwait City branch Address: Qibla; Tel: +965- 2249-7707; http://www.bayandental.com/contactUs.html

Bayan Dental-Salmiya Branch Address: Salmiya; Tel: +965- 2573-0050; http://www.bayandental.com/contactUs.html

Bayan Dental-Egaila Branch Address: Egaila; Tel: +965- 2382-4000;http://www.bayandental.com/contactUs.html

Tijan International Dental Center-Salmiya Address: Salmiya; Tel: +965- 22251-5155; http://www.tijandental.com/index.html

Tijan International Dental Center-Farwaniya Address: Farwaniya; Tel: +965- 22251-5155; http://www.tijandental.com/index.html

Tijan International Dental Center-Fahaheel Address: Farwaniya; Tel: +965- 2225-15155; http://www.tijandental.com/index.html

Mental Health / Psychological and Sociological Services

Kuwait Counseling Center Address: Jabriya; Tel: +965-2535-6999;http://www.kuwaitcounseling.com/

Soor Center Address: Munther Tower, Kuwait City; Tel: +965-2290-1677;http://www.soorcenter.com/

Offering a variety of services, including:

  1. Pre-natal Mental Health Care
  2. Addictions
  3. Dementia
  4. Life Coaching
  5. Art therapy
  6. Eating Disorders

Fawzia Sultan Rehabilitation Institute Address:  Amaia Residence, Building 9, Baghadad Street, Salmiya; Tel: +965-2572-0338/2572-1757;http://fsrikuwait.org/

Offering a variety of services, including:

  1. Physiotherapy
  2. Speech and Language Therapy Services
  3. Psychological Services
  4. Medical Acupuncture
  5. Occupational Therapy
  6. Lymphatic Drainage Therapy
  7. Ergonomics and Employee Health Consulting

 Kaizen Center Address:  Salmiya; +965-2571-6707; www.kaizen-kw.com

Other Specialties

Yiaco Apollo Center – General Surg, Pead, Cardio,Gynea, Dermat.

Address: Salmiya; Tel: +965- 2566-3590; http://www.yiacoapollo.com/

Dar Al Saha Polyclinic – GNL, Internal Med., Dental, dermatology

Address: Jaleeb Al Shyook; Tel: +965- 2575-1128;http://www.daspkuwait.com/

Dar Al Fouad Clinic – Paed, ENY, Endo, Derma, Dental, Gastro, Cardio, GP, GS, Rad, Lab, Phys

Address: Hawalli; Tel: +965-2266-2224; http://www.daralfouadclinic.org/

Al Hajery Pharmacy
Tel:   2371- 3766, 2483-1000ext5
Location:  Manqaf, Ahmadi Street, near Fahaheel, by seaside
Hours:  0800-midnight

Hadi Clinic Pharmacy
Tel:   2531-2555 ext. 297Location:  Jabryia, off Highway 30, between 4th and 5th Ring Road
Hours:  open 24 hours

International Clinic Pharmacy
Tel:  188-6677, call operator and pharmacy will call back
Location:  Salmiya, behind Laila Gallery Mall
Hours:  open 24 hours (very helpful)

Mishref Coop Pharmacy
Tel:  2538-0581
Location:  Mishref
Hours:  open 24 hours

New Mowasat Hospital Pharmacy (private)
Tel:  182-6666 ext 2712; 2572-6666 ext 2712
Location:  Salmiya, next to American University of Kuwait (AUK)  Hours:  open 24 hours

Medical Evacuation

The U.S. Government does not fund free-of-charge service for medical evacuation of U.S. citizens from overseas, so it is vital for travelers to have adequate medical insurance coverage when traveling abroad, including for medical evacuation.

There are two principal means of transport in medical evacuation cases:

  • Commercial airlines;
  • Privately chartered jets or air ambulance services.

The choice of whether to use commercial air carrier or private air ambulance service depends on the level of emergency care required during transport.  All options of medical transportation by air are expensive.  Most airlines charge several times the economy fare for a stretcher, as a row of seats must be cleared.  Tickets for medical escort(s) are extra.

It is difficult to predict the cost of a private air ambulance charter.  Pricing factors include the location of the emergency and the current location of the plane that will be used.  If a plane is stationed in the area or is “dead heading” back to base (returning empty from a previous trip), the cost will be less.  Fees include medical staff and can be up to $150,000 or more.  The family or employer may wish to call several companies before hiring one.

U.S. Air Force medevacs exist, but are not free and are available only in very limited circumstances.  They are provided on a reimbursable basis, and they are generally prohibitively expensive.  The cost of U.S. Air Force Medevacs is based on flying hours from point of origin to destination via pick-up point and back to destination.  This fee ranges from $2,000 to $10,000 per hour, depending on the type of aircraft.  If the flight is a scheduled USAF medevac flight, the cost can be less, but is usually several multiples of a first class commercial fare.

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