There’s no doubt that Bali is an incredible destination. For a holiday, backpacking trip or adrenaline-filled adventure, it is a fun setting for all kinds of getaways. As with all kinds of traveling, it’s important to be prepared for the unexpected, including illness or medical emergencies.

In this article, we’ll take a look at some of the most trusted hospitals in Bali that offer Western standard care just in case.

Getting Medical Care in Bali

Photo by: Puri Raharja Hospital

If you’re a foreigner in Bali, it’s important to be prepared for any medical issues that may arise.

Anything can sneak up on you during your vacation – food poisoning, sunburns, even dehydration or if you’re unfortunate enough to get into a scooter accident.

There are numerous hospitals in Bali including large international hospitals and smaller local clinics. Some of the most trusted hospitals on the island are:

Bali International Medical Center (BIMC): l. Bypass Ngurah Rai No.100X, Kuta, Kec. Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361

Bali Mandara Hospital: Jl. Bypass Ngurah Rai No.548, Sanur Kauh, Denpasar Selatan, Kota Denpasar, Bali

Bali Royal Hospital: Jl. Tantular No.6, Renon, Kec. Denpasar Tim., Kota Denpasar, Bali 80226

BIMC Nusa Dua: Kawasan ITDC Blok D, Jl. Nusa Dua, Benoa, Kec. Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80363

Puri Raharja Hospital: Jl. WR Supratman No.14 – 19, Sumerta, Kec. Denpasar Tim., Kota Denpasar, Bali 80233

Sanglah Hospital: Jl. Diponegoro, Dauh Puri Klod, Kec. Denpasar Bar., Kota Denpasar, Bali 80113

This selection of hospitals are the best for tourists as they co-operate with international insurances and are able to provide international level care. There are also a selection of local hospitals and doctor surgeries that provide a more simple, local level of care.

Cost of Medical Care in Bali

Medical care in Bali can be expensive – especially if you aren’t equipped with a good travel insurance for Bali. Depending on the kind of assistance you need, there are all different levels of care that will affect the cost of your healthcare.

A hospital check-up can cost around USD$30, and a specialised doctor’s consultation will range from $20-$50.

Some medical procedures are more affordable in Bali than other countries, for example dental work or orthopedic surgery, however the level of skill and aftercare varies.

Prescription medicines are less expensive, and often available over the counter. If you are reliant on a certain medication to ensure your health, be sure to bring along enough to cover your holiday and a few week’s extra, specific medicines aren’t always available in Bali.

In general, the idea is that you get what you pay for. If you find a super cheap doctor, it may be that they aren’t providing the top-tier service. The international hospital exclusively hire internationally trained doctors to ensure the level of care.

Tips for Finding the Best Medical Care in Bali

Finding good medical care in Bali in an emergency isn’t always easy. The best way to find out where to go is to contact your insurance, let them know the situation and follow their advice of the best hospital on the island to go to.

If you are in an emergency that doesn’t allow for time to call, check out the top international hospitals for Western style care. These are most likely covered by the international, top insurance companies.

For those who aren’t equipped with a good insurance and aren’t ready to pay out of pocket, try out one of the local emergency centres you can find dotted around the tourist areas. They are more affordable than a hospital, but aren’t able to give the same level of care.

Final Thoughts

Accidents can happen, even to the most careful and prepared travellers. Having a good insurance can literally save your life!

There are many different options for finding healthcare in Bali, the hospitals can be considered Western standard, while the smaller local spots are appropriate for smaller issues.


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