Hanoi is well-served by healthcare and medical services. However, the majority of healthcare services apply to local people because staffs are not qualified to prescribe in English and that infrastructure is of low quality.
This should be no cause for worry. Because of the larger and larger flow of tourists and expats coming, more and more services are getting to the standard of Western Europe and Northern America. It might be useful to take notes of a few numbers in case of emergency.
Hanoi French Hospital emergency and ambulance services (24 hours) (043)-5741111
International SOS (24 hours) (043) 9340555
Hanoi Family Medical Practice (043) 8461748/9
Local Ambulance 115 (Vietnamese language only)
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