Medical care for foreign tourists in Indonesia: description of the country's healthcare system

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Medical care for foreign tourists in Indonesia: description of the country's healthcare system

The field of medicine in Indonesia is not very progressive, but in recent years, new promising programs have been introduced that contribute to the development of the local healthcare system.

Nevertheless, foreign tourists are increasingly visiting the country for treatment or examinations. Today, medical tourism is most developed in the following Indonesian cities:

• Surabaya;

• Solo;

• Sidoarjo;

• Yogyakarta;

• Jakarta;

• Malang;

• Pasuruan.

There are many public and private clinics in Indonesia. In addition, there are more than 9,700 Puskesmas in the country, which is under the control of the Ministry of Health and is responsible for providing medical care to citizens in various districts. However, the most popular among foreigners are still private institutions that provide better medical care.

Below, we offer useful information on how to travel to Indonesia for treatment or examination and what requirements apply to foreign tourists.


What needs to be done to come to the country for medical care

The first thing to do is to find a suitable clinic for medical care. It is worth remembering that the best level of medical care is provided in private hospitals or centers. The largest number of healthcare facilities that provide quality services are concentrated in the city of Jakarta.

Among the well-known hospitals in the country with a good reputation and decent conditions are:

• Siloam Hospital MRCCC Semanggi;

• Siloam Hospitals Kebon Jeruk;

• Mayapada Hospital Surabaya;

• RSUP Sanglah;

• Rumah Sakit Al-Irsyad Surabaya.