Google
Banner design by Helena, portrait by Eva

VisitSeoul.net

Government Website. READ MY REVIEWS! SEE MY PHOTOS! WHY SEOUL?

Friday, January 26, 2007

Suwon: International Heath Care Centre

If you're living in Suwon and need an English speaking doctor, Ajou University has a clinic for foreigners. Get contact information here.

The International clinic is located behind Starbucks on the 1st floor of the hospital. I was well taken care of, though I shelled out 30,000W to see a doctor. That's with medical insurance. I've been told it may be cheaper to see a doctor at a smaller hospital.

A volunteer aiding foreigners escorted me around. It was strange to see so many Caucasians, most of them American soldiers. There was one horrid white guy in a nightgown, dragging an I.V. as he whined about the hospital keeping him, "for months and months!" I wished I was Korean!

There's something Universal about the sterilized hallways of a hospital, families huddled around coffees. It actually sort of felt like home.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

KW30,000 is high - it must be the "international clinic" rate.

Eva Karrin McKinnon said...

I have an appointment with a dermatologist there next Monday. Do you know of a cheaper clinic in Suwon? I'll ask around...