Healthcare in Riyadh is given priority, and there are numerous public and private facilities available. The capital's hospitals provide complete medical care, and expats usually only travel abroad for highly specialised treatment.
For the most part, doctors in Riyadh speak English. Many medical professionals are expats themselves or were trained in Europe and the US.
Private hospitals and clinics tend to have the best standards and are favoured by expats. But these facilities come with a hefty price tag, and expats will need private health insurance, which is anyway compulsory for all foreigners in Saudi Arabia.
In most cases, health insurance is part of an expat contract and is paid for by the employer. Some employers may not offer health insurance, but might have an agreement with a particular hospital. Either way, expats should address this when arranging their employment package.
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Hospitals in Riyadh
King Fahad Medical City
Address: Prince Abdulaziz Ibn Jalwi St, As Sulimaniyah, Riyadh 11564
King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre
Address: Makkah Al Mukarramah Branch Rd, Al Mathar Ash Shamali, Riyadh 11564
Family Care Hospital
Address: Ar Rayah, Al Nadwa, Riyadh 14813
►For more about Saudi medical facilities and insurance, see Healthcare in Saudi Arabia
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