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Dental Clinics

Vietnam is near the top of the list when it comes to countries that offer affordable dental care. Foreign-owned and operated clinics in Ho Chi Minh City offer high standards. These dental clinics provide the latest services and techniques along with a personable and gentle approach.
A full range of treatments is available including preventative care, cosmetic dentistry, teeth whitening, implants, veneers, crowns, bridges and extractions.
European Dental Clinic
17-17A Le Van Mien, D2 09 1874 9204
Mon-Fri 8:00am-8:00pm / Sat 8:00am-5:00pm
Westcoast International Dental Clinic
27 Nguyen Trung Truc, D1 08 3825 6999
Mon-Fri 8:00am-8:00pm / Sat 8:00am-5:00pm
Nha Khoa Minh Khai
199 Nguyen Thi Minh Khai, D1 08 3925 3399
Mon-Sat 8:30am - 12:00am & 1:30pm - 8:30pm
Starlight
2 Bis Cong Truong Quoc Te, D3 08 3822 6222
Mon-Fri 8:00am-8:00pm / Sat 8:00am-5:00pm
Local insight: A check-up and clean will set you back about VND100,000-250,000 at a local dental clinic and around VND500,000-800,000 at an international clinic. For major work, you may want to stick with the international clinics.


Health Concerns

Be aware that health care in rural areas is extremely basic and it’s best to head to an urban centre even for minor injuries. There is a sufficient standard of health care in the cities for treating such injuries, but more complicated treatment may require evacuation to another nearby country.
Make sure you have adequate travel health insurance and accessible funds to cover the cost of any medical treatment abroad as well as repatriation, because you may have to pay first and claim later (check the fine print).
Also, it may be a bit morbid to think about, but it’s advisable to complete the next-of-kin details in the back of your passport before travelling to
any country.
If you are bringing prescription medication into Vietnam, we advise to carry it in your hand luggage and carry a copy of your prescription.

Clinics & Hospitals
The quality of care at international hospitals in Ho Chi Minh City is quite good. Besides treatment and care of minor ailments, the city's international standard clinics offer a wide range of services and treatments.
They take walk-ins, but you would be wise to book an appointment beforehand to avoid long waiting times. Bring your passport and medical insurance card if you have one. A full range of services such as health check-ups, dental implants, laser eye surgery, joint replacement, spinal surgery and cosmetic surgery are all available.
Bear in mind that if your insurance provider does not have an agreement with the medical centre, you will need to pay the doctor or hospital/clinic for treatment received before you leave. If this is the case, be certain to keep your receipts so that you can claim reimbursement from your medical insurance provider.
CMI
1 Han Thuyen, D1 08 3827 2366
Mon-Fri 8:30am-7:00pm / Sun 9:00am-1:00pm
Family Medical Practice
Diamond Plaza, 34 Le Duan, D1 08 3822 7848
FV Hospital
6 Nguyen Luong Bang, D7 08 5411 3333



Pharmacies

Although the selection of popular pharmaceutical drugs available in Ho Chi Minh City pharmacies are good, you would be wise to bring a supply of medicines and contraceptives from your home country to tide you over until you find a reliable chemist. If you do need a pharmacy, write down the exact medicine you require for the pharmacist.
Depending on your requirements, some pharmacies will refill your empty containers without validating a new prescription. If you don't rely on local pharmacies, the previously listed medical clinics have their own pharmacies but may require a doctor’s appointment to receive a prescription. Feminine hygiene products can be found in supermarkets, but tampons (as opposed to pads) may be a bit hard to find.
When purchasing any medication, check the expiry date.
Pasteur Pharmacy
156 Pasteur, D1 08 3822 3737
Mon-Fri 8:00am-9:00pm, Sat-Sun 10:00am-5:00pm
Eco Pharmacy
397 Hai Ba Trung, D3 08 3820 8487
6:00am to midnight

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Ho Chi Minh City Fact Sheet

Geographic coordinates: 10 11N 106 107E
Total area: 2,095.6km2
Coastline: 15km
Time: UTC/GMT + 7 hours
Climate: Rainy season from May to November
Dry season from December to April

Airline Listings in Ho Chi Minh City

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