Treatment For Farangs At Hua Hin Hospital

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Treatment For Farangs At Hua Hin Hospital

Post by Chazz14 » Sat Jul 21, 2018 11:20 am

I need to visit the "Farang Teatment Room" at HHH to get a mole looked at.

Has anyone been there recently? As I have not used this service before, can anyone advise whether I should arrive very early (0800?) like the Thais do.

I've no idea how well used this service is, but will update when I've been...
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Post by Big Boy » Sat Jul 21, 2018 12:40 pm

I use Hua Hin Hospital regularly (mainly 2 monthly check-ups), and they've done well so far.

If you need to park your car, yes, get there early, otherwise be there by about 10. Go straight to the Express Clinic (as you go through the entrance, its a little office far right. Go in and they will register you, and arrange for a doctor to see you (word of warning, the younger staff are great, but there's an older lady who will try to send you away - just stand your ground and don't be bullied).

They are good.
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Post by hhinner » Sat Jul 21, 2018 12:49 pm

It's not exclusively for farangs. Anyone can use it. In Thai it's express service. You pay normal treatment cost (a bit higher for foreigners, I think) plus a 200 baht charitable donation to the hospital (receipted). It's not available on weekends and holidays. Any follow up treatment must go through the express service as well(at least when I used it it was like that). If you don't mind waiting an hour or two you'll still eventually get to see the same doctor as using the express service, saving a whole 200 baht.

I think there is another thread about skin specialists that you might like to look for as well.

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Post by migrant » Sat Jul 21, 2018 1:48 pm

My mother in law tried the express but they said it wasn't available for diabetes related checkups
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Post by Big Boy » Sat Jul 21, 2018 2:59 pm

My wife was getting her diabetes check-up at the same time as I've had mine, and they've told me my wife can have her check-up with me in the Express Clinic.

I expect they told you that for the same reason as I don't use it for my wife. I'd guess your mother-in-law, like my wife gets everything for free. If I included my wife on the Express Clinic I'd have to pay for everything, including meds. One of her tablets costs 100 Baht/day - I let her queue :twisted:
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Post by migrant » Sat Jul 21, 2018 5:08 pm

Big Boy wrote:
Sat Jul 21, 2018 2:59 pm
My wife was getting her diabetes check-up at the same time as I've had mine, and they've told me my wife can have her check-up with me in the Express Clinic.

I expect they told you that for the same reason as I don't use it for my wife. I'd guess your mother-in-law, like my wife gets everything for free. If I included my wife on the Express Clinic I'd have to pay for everything, including meds. One of her tablets costs 100 Baht/day - I let her queue :twisted:
That sounds like their mindset!
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Post by handdrummer » Sat Jul 21, 2018 5:17 pm

When compared to all the other hospitals in Hua Hin the prices at the Govt. hospital are cheap. Blood tests for kidney disease is 1450B at Bangkok hosp. it's 3000B. I don't see a doctor, just get the blood test.

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Post by hhinner » Sat Jul 21, 2018 8:33 pm

migrant wrote:
Big Boy wrote:
Sat Jul 21, 2018 2:59 pm
My wife was getting her diabetes check-up at the same time as I've had mine, and they've told me my wife can have her check-up with me in the Express Clinic.

I expect they told you that for the same reason as I don't use it for my wife. I'd guess your mother-in-law, like my wife gets everything for free. If I included my wife on the Express Clinic I'd have to pay for everything, including meds. One of her tablets costs 100 Baht/day - I let her queue :twisted:
That sounds like their mindset!
Seems fair enough. If you want it for free join the queue, otherwise pay for it. Diabetes is forever, better to get it free and keep it that way. I have a quick chat with a doctor every 3 months to get my hypertension meds. Only costs 450 baht or so including 90 days meds. Once a year they order a blood and urine test which costs a further 550 baht. Been the same price for 3 years.

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Re: Treatment For Farangs At Hua Hin Hospital

Post by HHTel » Sat Jul 21, 2018 9:39 pm

Diabetes is forever, better to get it free and keep it that way.
I don't want diabetes at any price!!

I'm being flippant. I concur with most others in regard to the hospital. They provide an excellent service for most things....... but not skin disorders, moles, blemishes etc. There are some good skin clinics which do a much better job.

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