Australian Embassy
Thailand

Medical Assistance in Thailand

Medical Assistance in Thailand

Travellers are strongly advised to take out travel insurance. Medicare does not cover Australian citizens for medical expenses in Thailand. You are advised to clarify arrangements for any coverage with your private health insurance provider before departure. The Australian Embassy and the Australian Government cannot pay for private hospital costs for medical treatment or medical evacuations in Thailand.

If you have queries about bringing particular types of medication into Thailand you should contact your nearest Thai Embassy to seek advice on customs and importation restrictions. Contact information for Thailand’s overseas missions is available at www.thaiembassy.org. You might also check the websites for the Thai Customs Department   (for English version, click on the symbol on top right-hand corner) and the Thai Food and Drug Administration which provide information on import restrictions and have a facility to e-mail queries.

If you are in need of urgent medical treatment in Thailand the Embassy is able to provide you with a list of medical providers. Please call the Consular Services Section on 02 344 6300 or e-mail consular.bangkok@dfat.gov.au