The standard of healthcare in Dallas is good, and there are many excellent hospitals to choose from. That said, the USA does not have universal healthcare, meaning that access to quality medical care in Dallas is directly related to having a comprehensive health insurance policy.
For this reason, those moving to Texas will either need to invest in health insurance or ensure that they have a policy provided as part of their employment package. Medical care may be denied without insurance or the ability to pay upfront. In the case of an emergency, hospitals are obligated to give life-saving treatment, but the patient will nevertheless be presented with a bill once they have been stabilised. Pharmacies can easily be found in Dallas, with many operating 24/7.
Read Healthcare in the USA to learn more about the national healthcare system.
Below are some of the most popular hospitals in Dallas.
Hospitals in Dallas
Baylor University Medical Center
Address: 3500 Gaston Avenue
Medical City Dallas
Address: 7777 Forest Lane
Kindred Hospital Central Dallas
Address: 8050 Meadow Road Dallas
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Address: 5323 Harry Hines Boulevard
What do expats think of healthcare in Dallas?
"Our experience is that once you can get healthcare (with insurance) it is very good and very service-oriented. I would say our doctor here is better and kinder than the ones we've had in the Netherlands. However, it is harder to get good healthcare here than it is back home; healthcare really isn't for everyone here, and unless you have a good job it is really expensive. In the Netherlands, healthcare is cheaper and for everyone." Read more in our interview with Conny, a Dutch expat living in Dallas.
►Understanding Health Insurance in the USA is essential reading for expats moving to Dallas.
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