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MEDICINE, HEALTH, INSURANCE

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In the following category we are going to tell you about:

  • hospitals of Koh Samui (which hospitals are there on the island, what services they offer, their approximate location and prices)
  • dental clinics (approximate prices and a range of services as well as the location of the offices)   
  • pharmacies (online pharmacies on Koh Samui, prices, things to know when buying medicines and how to find the analogues of the most common drugs in Thailand)   
  • insurances (how to choose the insurance company, what coverage will be sufficient, in which cases it is more preferable to buy local insurance)   
  • the impact of climate change on overall health (adaptation to the tropical climate and the peculiarities of the local folk remedies treatment)

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Pharmacies and medicine on Koh Samui (p.1)

 
Pharmacies and medicine on Koh Samui (p.1)

Preparing for a trip to Thailand and Koh Samui, especially for a few months long trip, in addition to insurance everyone usually is suggested to take with them a large first aid kit – just in case.  Of course, as the saying goes, "store is no sore" and it is best to have at hand a few proven measurements (especially if you take them regularly, having a chronic disease), as well as medicine, where you have got the instruction in your own native language. But what if you have forgotten to take it with you, and during the trip you have a need for it?First and most importantly - do not panic! >>

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Pharmacies and medicine on Koh Samui (p.2)

 
Pharmacies and medicine on Koh Samui (p.2)

Preparing for a trip to Thailand and Koh Samui, especially for a few months long trip, in addition to insurance everyone usually is suggested to take with them a large first aid kit – just in case.  Of course, as the saying goes, "store is no sore" and it is best to have at hand a few proven measurements (especially if you take them regularly, having a chronic disease), as well as medicine, where you have got the instruction in your own native language. But what if you have forgotten to take it with you, and during the trip you have a need for it?First and most importantly - do not panic! >>

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Hospitals and clinics in Koh Samui

 
Hospitals and clinics in Koh Samui

When people are going on vacation they usually do not want to think about medicine, insurance and hospitals.But life can be unpredictable and the tropics in addition to the beautiful sun, sea and fruits, might sometimes be dangerous. >>

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Blood donation on Koh Samui - things you need to know

 
Blood donation on Koh Samui - things you need to know

In Thailand Rh negative type of blood is extremely rare. Even in Bangkok, it is not always enough for transfusion. In case of an emergency the required plasma will be delivered to the island by plane. So if you have Rh-negative, and planning some complicated surgery or childbirth on Samui make sure in advance that in case of emergency there are people around who have that particular type of blood. >>

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Personal experience: general impressions of Medical Care in Samui

 
Personal experience: general impressions of Medical Care in Samui

During our five years of living on Ko Samui we have accumulated a considerable experience regarding medical institutions on the island. Below I have given a general personal opinion on medical services on Samui and have listed a few distinctive features which you probably should be prepared for. >>

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Traveler's Insurance

 
Traveler's Insurance

All about the travelers insurance on Koh Samui: how to choose an insurance company, how to determine the optimal amount of coverage, which insurance to choose (with or without deductible), whether to get insured against accidents, and what all of these terms generally mean. Read about that in the article. >>

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Insurance for the long-term stay in Samui

 
Insurance for the long-term stay in Samui

For those who have decided to spend the whole summer or winter on Koh Samui, while the children are on the school holidays, the usual traveler's insurance (travel insurance) is still suitable. Because, as a rule, this type of insurance has a limit on terms of a one-time stay abroad - usually up to 90 days. This is just enough time for the summer vacation. Or calendar winter. >>

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Dentistry on Koh Samui

 
Dentistry on Koh Samui

If it is rather clear and simple with the hospitals in Samui, and if you have insurance there are not many options to choose from – just go where the insurance company says, so in case of dental problems when not every type of travel insurance covers the treatment, you will have to choose a clinic by yourself.There are lots of dental clinics on Samui. Let's try to figure out where and with what problems should we go. >>

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Organic products on Koh Samui - Nature Home at Maenam

 
Organic products on Koh Samui - Nature Home at Maenam

This shop will please raw foodists, vegetarians, vegans, and people who pay careful attention to what they eat. There is a buckwheat, quinoa, bee pollen, raw cacao, spirulina, poppy, moringa, turmeric, nutritional yeast, and so forth. The selection of vegetable oils is also big: coconut, sesame, olive, castor and moringa oil. Also in Nature Home Asia you can buy raw nuts and dried fruits, Superfood Powders and Ayurvedic products, and much more. >>

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Raw food cafes and restaurants on Koh Samui

 
Raw food cafes and restaurants on Koh Samui

Raw food and veganism are becoming more and more popular these days. There are places on Samui where vegans and raw foodists can enjoy delicious and healthy food and spend time in the company of like-minded people. >>

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Foot scrab - how to make it yourself

 
Foot scrab - how to make it yourself

Those who have visited Thailand before most probable have already tried the world famous Thai massage and a no less famous Foot Scrab. Even after visiting a good pedicure salon the experts of Thai Foot Scrub manage to scrape a couple of handfuls of old skin from your heels and then your feet look really like those of a baby only slightly bigger. >>

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KHAOLAOR - Thai traditional medicine in a modern way

 
KHAOLAOR - Thai traditional medicine in a modern way

What else can you bring from Thailand to your family and friends? If you truly care about your loved ones, then bring them natural herbal medicines to strengthen health and improve well-being. These medicines are made according to the recipes of traditional Thai traditional medicine using the latest achievements of the pharmaceutical industry. >>

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