Doctors in Laos
In Laos, the medical facilities are at a basic level and certainly not at Western standards. Arrange a good travel health insurance before you leave. If you really have an issue, there is a big chance that you have to be transported to Bangkok. It is advisable to carry some basic medicines with you (to treat diarrhea, ORS, etc) – certainly in remote areas there is not much medical care available.
Use insect repellent with 30-50% DEET, especially in water and forested areas. There are areas with a risk of malaria.
- Australian Embassy Clinic
tel: +856 (0) 21353840
Clinic Hours: 8.30-12.30 and 13.30-17.00 Monday to Friday.
Citizens from other countries can use the clinic, but Australian Citizens will have preference.
- Centre médical français "Simuang" (French)
tel: +856 (0) 21 21 41 50
Clinic Hours: 8.30-12.00 and 13.30-19.00 Monday to Friday
This clinic is mainly for French citizens, but other nationalities are also welcome
- Alliance International Medical Centre (Thai Alliance)
tel: +856 (0) 21-513095
In Luang Prabang is no provision to Western standards. In case of emergency the best place is probably 'Chinese Hospital'.