Healthcare in Cambodia
The best clinics and hospitals in Cambodia are found in Phnom Penh and Siem Reap.
Consulting a doctor usually costs around US$20 to US$50, plus medicine. In other locations, medical facilities are more basic, and a private clinic is usually preferable to a government hospital. In case of serious injuries, it is recommended to seek treatment in Bangkok.
- You should be up to date on routine vaccinations while traveling to any destination. Some vaccines may also be required for travel.
- Some routine vaccines are: measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine, diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis vaccine, varicella (chickenpox) vaccine, polio vaccine, and the yearly flu shot.
- Drink bottled water that is sealed
- Consume only water that has been disinfected
- Use ice made with bottled or disinfected water
- Bugs (like mosquitoes, ticks, and fleas) can spread several illnesses and diseases in Cambodia. Many of these conditions cannot be prevented with a vaccine or medicine. Do your best to prevent bug bites; this is the best prevention technique.
- Although the potential dangers can seem quite frightening, actually only few travelers have experienced anything more than an upset stomach. Don’t let these warnings prevent you from enjoying your time in Cambodia.