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panthermodern



Joined: 08 Feb 2003
Location: Taxronto

PostPosted: Mon Oct 27, 2003 3:10 am    Post subject: International Clinics Reply with quote

Hello:

I have recently and still require medical attention and I have been very happy with the the Asan Mdical Center and it's International Clinic.

Asan International Clinic
388-1 Pungnap - Dong Songpa - Gu Seoul, Korea 138 - 736
TEL:02-3010-5001~2
FAX: 02-3010-5004
int@www.amc.seoul.kr

Taxi: Seoul Chueng Ang Beangwon

perhaps this could be stickied and others can add other English Language Medical Services and/or be incorporated into an existing thread or data base.


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jaderedux



Joined: 10 Jan 2003
Location: Lurking outside Seoul

PostPosted: Mon Oct 27, 2003 5:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mod-e-rinos.....howsa about a sticky??? please...whine wheedle beg.

Jade
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waterbaby



Joined: 01 Feb 2003
Location: Baking Gord a Cheescake pie

PostPosted: Mon Oct 27, 2003 5:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sticky... ah no... we have way too many. But I will add it to the Medical / Dental section in the FAQs (in the last post- scroll right) and promise to refer to it when it comes up.
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peppermint



Joined: 13 May 2003
Location: traversing the minefields of caddishness.

PostPosted: Mon Oct 27, 2003 5:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know that in Cheong Ju, the best hospital for foreigners is the Choi Hospital near Chungbuk university's main gate. Have personally taught 3 docs from there, all at freetalking level.
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SuperHero



Joined: 10 Dec 2003
Location: Superhero Hideout

PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2007 2:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

was looking for a list of hospitals for someone new to Korea and foudn this list - thought it would be useful here:

http://english.seoul.go.kr/residents/medical/medi_03hosp.htm
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Ruthdes



Joined: 16 Oct 2008
Location: Seoul

PostPosted: Tue Mar 24, 2009 2:01 am    Post subject: Samsung Medical Centre - International Clinic Reply with quote

I had to go to Samsung Medical Clinic today and thought I would relate my experience for others. It's in Irwon-Dong, about a 5000won taxi ride from Coex.

I looked up the number on the website:

http://english.samsunghospital.com/

The number is 02 3410 3000 and I rang it, and spoke to a lady with pretty good English. She asked about what type of insurance I had, and when she found out it was Korean National Health Insurance, she told me that I had to talk to a different section (apparently the International Clinic is only for non-resident foreigners??). She also said to speak to Yu Jin Young, who has good English. So I rang it and said "Yu Jin Young please?", and got onto her easily.

She told me I HAD to have the last appointment of the day (something to do with being a foreigner (??), and that if I could, I should bring a korean speaking friend cos only the doc speaks English (!?!?) Hangon...? Isn't this an International Clinic?! (I didn't bring one and got by fine). She wanted to know if I wanted a regular doc or a specialist. The specialist has more experience than the regular doctor I think, rather than being a specialist in the field you want. As it was just a cough, I opted for the regular doc as the specialist is more expensive.

Anyway.

I went for my appointment (on the second floor of the annex building, there are signs in English to follow). I went to the international clinic, but it turned out I should have gone to the family clinic, which is where they don't speak English much. It was enough though. They took my blood pressure, and looked in my ear, as well and checking my height and weight.

Then I saw the doc, who's English wasn't brilliant, but was good enough to communicate what she needed to (her name was Kim Seon Young). She asked about my symptoms and their duration, and looked at my throat and listened to me breathe. She prescribed me some cough medicine, and told me to come back if the symptoms got worse or lasted another month (then it could be TB!).

I then had to talk to the ladies at the front of the family clinic, and they directed me downstairs to the Annex Building Cashier to pay. That lady spoke NO English, but I just gave her my insurance stuff, ARC and check card and signed for the bill, which was 16,220 won.

That's my story. It was pretty easy and even though I went to the wrong place, the lady spoke good English and took me in person to where I was supposed to be. I was relatively impressed with the doc cos she didn't automatically prescribe me 3 antibiotics and seemed to have sensible suggestions. If you're south of the river, it seems like a reasonable place to go.
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Okibum



Joined: 28 Jul 2006

PostPosted: Sun Mar 29, 2009 6:35 pm    Post subject: Re: Samsung Medical Centre - International Clinic Reply with quote

Ruthdes wrote:
I had to go to Samsung Medical Clinic today and thought I would relate my experience for others. It's in Irwon-Dong, about a 5000won taxi ride from Coex.

I looked up the number on the website:

http://english.samsunghospital.com/

The number is 02 3410 3000 and I rang it, and spoke to a lady with pretty good English. She asked about what type of insurance I had, and when she found out it was Korean National Health Insurance, she told me that I had to talk to a different section (apparently the International Clinic is only for non-resident foreigners??).


I go there as a non-resident foreigner for the last three years and love it. I have had nothing but the best care.
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downstack



Joined: 26 Oct 2010

PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2011 4:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have had good experiences with Soon Chun Hyang University Hospital (순천향대병원), located in central Seoul (near Itaewon)
http://www.schmc.ac.kr/cheonan/eng/index.do

The international clinic is a small part of a big hospital but has very good doctors who speak excellent English andgive you time and very open communication. They also provide English-speaking assistants to guide you around the hospital if you have to take an x-ray, have a test done, check out at the cashier, etc. Very professional and comfortable environment.

When you enter the main building of the hospital just go up the stairs and make a left, go down the hallway. You will see signs (albeit small) in English indicating the International Clinic.

I didn't need an appointment when I went and it is also open with limited hours on Saturday. See the website for more information.
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kvacum



Joined: 21 Jan 2012

PostPosted: Mon Jan 23, 2012 8:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Severance Hospital (Seoul) is the best clinic for foreigners.
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ayahyaha



Joined: 04 Apr 2011
Location: Seoul, South Korea

PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2012 6:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

downstack wrote:
I have had good experiences with Soon Chun Hyang University Hospital (순천향대병원), located in central Seoul (near Itaewon)
http://www.schmc.ac.kr/cheonan/eng/index.do


That website is for the Cheonan location. The Seoul location's website is here:
http://www.schmc.ac.kr/seoul/eng/
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