Health & Emergencies Information For Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Clinics and GP offices are easily accessible in the city, with some operating 24 hours (Wikipedia)

Medical and Emergencies

As far as getting medical attention goes, Kuala Lumpur has plenty of walk-in clinics with 24-hour clinics being easy to find. Prepare at least RM100 on hand to cover any fees, part of that being for consultation and the rest to cover medicines.

Make sure to inform the doctor any allergies or special conditions you have and if you have any special requirements or health conditions, best to bring a note from your doctor as a precaution.

If you need medicine, pharmacies are easy to find with a few open on Sundays. But you will need a prescription for certain medicines so be sure to pack those too. Basic over-the-counter medicines such as aspirin, paracetamol and cough syrup can be purchased at supermarkets or small sundry shops.

Should you become ill enough to require hospitalisation, while public hospitals are open to foreigners, be aware that unless it’s an ER situation, you face long waiting times due to high demand. You will likely need a referral so visit a GP first instead of heading straight to the hospital. Private hospitals are usually more accommodating but they might require proof of funds so it would be wise to ensure you’re properly insured.

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An East Malaysian native who now calls Petaling Jaya home, when not writing Erna is eating, harassing her dog and cat or Tweeting. Mostly eating.