Government Hospitals include Latifa Hospital (Oud Metha Road), Rashid Hospital (near the Creek), and Dubai Hospital (Al Baraha, Deira).
The government run hospitals are very good and cheaper than the private sector however, patients maybe faced with longer waiting times and the amount of patients in a room will be more than the private sector. It is worth noting that even if you have private health insurance you may not be covered for things like child birth and child vaccinations both of which can be taken care of at government hospitals and clinics for a considerably cheaper cost. To visit the government hospitals you will need a Dubai Government Health Card. To obtain a government health card you will require the following documents: (more…)
Dubai, Al Zahra hospital is the first facility to have a birthing pool.
On July 29th 2015, under full observation of medical experts, the first baby was born in a method of birthing that has appealed to thousands of women worldwide for many decades. The water birthing facility only opened a month ago. Read more
When visiting a doctor in Dubai as an expat sometimes we feel the need of a second opinion, just to reassure ourselves but don’t know where to go.
In America there is a growing service for Modern doctor house calls, which is an online virtual consultation via Skype chat that gives a fast diagnosis. What you do is type in your symptoms, add a credit card number and within a short amount of time a doctor appears on your screen via Skype, looks you over, asks some questions and in minutes makes a diagnosis. Read more
An NHS British GP has set up a brand new online doctor service that can give thousands of people living in Dubai peace of mind for their healthcare at last. With everyday non-emergency health needs in mind, My Web Doctor will give you the reassurance of having a UK doctor at your fingertips – literally, right on the end of your mobile phone, tablet or computer.
Mirroring the NHS in its ease of access and high medical standards, Dr Helen Webberley aims to provide quality routine healthcare at a price that will suit all pockets. For only £12.99 per month, the service allows you unlimited access to advice from a GMC-registered UK GP. Read more
You may have heard of a lot of people you know having the flu and been surprised to learn that so many people living in Dubai are still affected each year by season flu – despite the sunny conditions and relatively mild winter. Here we look at seasonal flu; who is more likely to be affected and why it is very important that people consider a seasonal flu vaccination. Read more
My residency is under-way. This morning a Move One immigration coordinator came and picked me up at our serviced apartment at 8:30am for my Medical Fitness tests. The medical examination is one of the first steps of the immigration application and it is a screening service for infectious diseases (HIV, HBV, TB, and syphilis). I was a bit unsure about what to expect so for all of you future UAE residents, this is what it entailed. Read more