Kuwait - Hospitals
There are over 63 public clinics throughout Kuwait, all of which are open from 7:00 am – 2:00 pm and from 4:00 pm – 11:00 pm. All expatriates with public health insurance are obliged to pay KD1 to clinics for every visit; those with private health insurance pay KD5. The public health service does not provide for home visits.Public hospitals
There are five major (general) public hospitals in Kuwait, each of which provides a full outpatients service as well as a 24-hour emergency service.
Specialist government hospitals are located throughout Kuwait with the majority being in West Shuwaikh in the proximity of Gamal Abdul Nasser Street.
You are required to produce your Civil ID when visiting a government hospital or clinic. All expatriates with public health insurance are obliged to pay KD2 to hospitals for every visit; those with private health insurance pay KD10. The government insurance, paid on the application/renewal of residence permits, exempts expatriates from the daily inpatient charges payable when they receive treatment in hospitals, as well as those charges for operations, medicines, x-rays and laboratory tests. Expatriates with the government insurance are subsidised for the costs of specialised tests including CT, MRI and sonar scans.
Riqqa (off Ahmadi Expressway – Road 40)
Tel: + 965 394 0600
- Mubarak Al Kabir Hospital
Jabriya (off the 4th Ring Road)
Tel: + 965 531 2700
- Jahra Hospital
Jahra (South East of the Police Station)
Tel: + 965 457 5300
- Farwaniya Hospital
Farwaniya (off the 6th Ring Road between the Airport & Jahra)
Tel: + 965 488 3000
- Amiri Hospital
Sharq (on Gulf Road between Seif Palace & the Kuwait Water Towers)
Tel: + 965 245 0005
When registering with a private hospital you receive a card with your name and a file number. This is to be produced at every hospital visit. Prices vary from one hospital to another, but expect to pay a minimum of KD10 for every hospital/doctor/dentist visit. Further treatment and medication are at additional charges.
Al Salam Hospital
Bneid Al Gar
Sharif Al Radi Street (next to Imperial Hotel)
Tel: + 965 253 3177
Registering with Al Salam Hospital costs KD12 and each appointment thereafter costs KD10. Your Civil I.D. must be presented at each visit. Clinics are generally open from 09:00 – 1:00 pm and 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm Saturday to Wednesday and 09:00 am – 1:00 pm on Thursdays.
- New Mowasat Hospital
Yousif Bin Hamoud Street
Tel: + 965 572 6666
Registering with the (New) Mowasat Hospital costs KD2. You will be given a registration card with information including your patient number. Use this number whenever you make an appointment. Appointments can no longer be made by telephone. All patients are required to visit the hospital and pay KD10 to secure an appointment. Any tests carried out are to be paid for separately. Walk-in appointments are usually available. Outpatient clinics are generally open from 09:00 am – 12:00 pm and 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm daily, except Fridays.
- London Hospital
Fintas, Block 1
Tel: + 965 883 883
The London Hospital is the only hospital in Kuwait that is dedicated to the care of women and children. The hospital provides a wide range of services including infertility and IVF treatment. The outpatient clinic is open from 08:30 am – 12:30 pm and 4:30 pm – 8:30 pm Saturday to Wednesday, and from 08:30 am – 12:30 pm on Thursdays.
- Kuwait Medical Centre
corner of Gulf Road and Hamed Al Mubarak Street
Tel: + 965 575 9044
Kuwait Medical Centre specialises in Dentistry. The Centre is open from 9:00 am – 8:00 pm Saturday to Wednesday and from 09:00 am – 1:00 pm on Thursdays.
- International Clinic
behind Laila Galleria
(Laila Galleria is on Salem Mubarak Street in Salmiya, opposite the Sultan Centre)
Tel: + 965 574 5111
The International Clinic does not charge a registration fee. Consultation fees range from KD11 for a GP to KF15 for a Gynaecologist, to KD30 for a Cardiologist. The clinic is generally open from 09:00 am – 1:00 pm and 4:30 pm – 9:00 pm Saturday to Wednesday and 09:00 am – 1:00 pm on Thursdays. Appointments may be made with specialists outside of these hours. The International Clinic does not have operating rooms.
- Hadi Hospital
Off the Fahaheel Expressway
(Road 30) on the right hand side facing south and between the 4th and 5th Ring Roads
Tel: + 965 531 2544
Hadi Hospital does not charge a registration fee. Consultation fees start at KD10. The hospital’s outpatient clinic is open from 08:00 am – 12:00 pm and 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm, Saturday to Thursday.