Foreigners who receive medical treatment or services at public hospitals in Thailand are set to pay more than locals or residents of neighbouring countries for the same services. The new multi-tiered pricing sets guidelines for services by the Thai public Health department.
New government guidelines were announced in the Government Gazette at the end of August and include a new tiered pricing structure. The new pricing comes into effect from September 30.
The pricing structure ranks foreigners into three price groups
- Foreigners from neighbouring countries (including Laos, Myanmar, Cambodia, Vietnam)
- Foreigners working or studying in Thailand (Non B, ED, M)
- Foreign retirees and tourists (Non O, TR, VOA)
Under the new pricing framework, foreigners who work or study in Thailand will be charged significantly more for the same services, whilst retirees and tourists will be charged even more.
Retirees and tourists will end up being charged double the cost for Thai citizens.
ThaiVisa have published an English translation of some of the document that was announced last week.
The first four pages define which group a foreign patient is categorised under and also explains that prices listed are the “maximum charges or ceiling price” for services.
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