In the last years Thailand has become popular for medical tourism and can be considered as the most preferred destination for this purpose in Southeast Asia. Besides surgery of any kind, one examination that is offered by many hospitals in Bangkok is a complete and thorough health check up — and at a very reasonable cost compared to western countries.
In general, a health check up should be done in regular intervals for everyone above the age of 30 years or in the best case when you consider living long term in Thailand as a reference for the coming years. Also, if you have unexplained symptoms such as frequent headaches, back pain, fatigue or insomnia it is recommended to seek professional help and find out about the cause of your symptoms. This being said, a health check up helps you to find potential diseases or injuries before they become too serious to treat.
Once you have decided to get your health check up done in one of the Bangkok hospitals, you have a variety of institutions to choose from. For foreigners, it is recommended to choose an international hospital because they will have shorter wait times and their staff and doctors can speak English and have received training and education abroad. Names of private hospitals that are often come up for health checks are Bangkok Hospital, Samitivej Sukhumvit Hospital and Bumrungrad International Hospital. Government hospital differ from the private ones that you might have a longer waiting time on-site and the staff might not be fluent in English. However, some doctors also practice at private hospitals as well therefore you receive the identical professional examination. Recommended government hospitals are King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital, Siriraj Hospital and Ramathibodi Hospital.
You might be interested what is included in the most common packages and what are their costs. The usual packages for a health check up include these tests: blood pressure, cholesterol, glucose levels, body mass index, complete blood count, kidney function, liver function, urinalysis, chest x-ray, electrocardiogram. Prices for these test can be in between 3,700 baht up to 40,000 depending on the type -basic or advanced- health check up that you would like to have done. Right before your health check up you have to prepare yourself with certain rules such as no eating or and enough sleep as this can affect the test results for few body parameters. In order to have a comfortable sleep and relaxed journey to your check up, why don't you stay in one of the hotels near Bumrungrad Hospital or any other hospital of your choice?
If you are looking for hotel in Bangkok that is easy to travel to the Bumrungrad hospital, Lohas Residences is your answer.