On paper, Egypt’s health care system is for all and the quality of health care is far lower than in the GCC countries. The private and foreign clinics have a much higher standard of medical facilities and offer the expatriates a far higher standard of health care. The hospitals and clinics in Egypt that cater to the expatriates have a far higher quality of healthcare facilities.
The main governing bodies that look after the country’s health care system are the Ministry of Health or the MoH and the Health Insurance Organisation or the HIO. Decades back, the HIO was created to ensure that all Egyptians had access to healthcare and insurance. At present, the scheme only covers government employees and school age children.
Most Egyptians prefer to go to private doctors for checkups and outpatient care, if they can afford it. The quality of healthcare in the country varies widely and there are many small clinics in Egypt that cater to the rural poor. Most expatriates seriously contemplate going to a bigger clinic in Egypt where it is possible to access good care and detection.
Some of the best hospitals in Egypt can be found in the following areas and can be easily accessed by expatriates living in the country:
Egypt has a burgeoning population with one of the highest growth rates in the Arab world. This directly impacts the pressure on the health care system and the way medical care is given to the needy. Still, private healthcare may be the answer to most expatriate health concerns and visit to some of the most state of the art hospitals and clinics in Cairo may be the solution for most expatriates.
Medarabia has put together profiles of some of the best hospitals and clinics in Egypt. Below, you will find the clinic address, contact number, reviews, and website to help you find the right one.