International Clinics and Hospitals in Seoul
Following are some of the hospitals in the Seoul area that have an international clinic on-site. The doctor(s) will have studied abroad and will usually speak English. However, the support and nursing staff may not. Hospitals sometimes charge a premium for their services (tests and care) when you go through the international clinic. You may also want to check out hospitals near you since many hospitals without international clinics also have English-speaking staff, some of whom have also studied abroad. See the Directory (Doctors/Hospital/Clinics) for more listings. Note: It is possible that the hours may have changed since this notice was put up, so please call the clinic before going, especially on weekends.
NONE of the following have undergone K4E'sevaluation process.
Asan Medical Center (서울아산병원)
388-1, Poongnap-dong, Songpa-gu, Seoul
Emergency: 02-3010-3333 (after 5:30 p.m.)
International Cinic: 02-3010-5001~5003
Hours: Monday to Friday 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM
Location: 2- to 3-min. ride from the Olympic Park Hotel in southern district (You can say to the taxi driver, "Seoul Asan byongwon ga-joosae-yo" ("Let's go to Seoul Asan - Hospital"). 10-12 min walk from the Jamsil-naru station (Green line).
Translator service available in Japanese, Chinese, Russian and Arabic
Website in English, Chinese and Japanese and Russian
Cha General Hospital- Gangnam (강남차병원)
569 Nonhyon-ro, Gangnam, Seoul (650-9, Yoksam-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul)
International Clinic: 02-3468-2632 / email@example.com
Hours: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: 10- to 15-min. ride from five-star hotel district in southern Gangnam. (You can say to the taxi driver, "Cha byongwon ga-joosae-yo" ("Let's go to Cha Hospital").
Driving and transit directions as well as map in English available on the hospital website.
Website has information in English
Cheil Hospital & Women's Health Care Center (제얄 병원)
1-23 Mukchung-dong, Jung-gu, Seoul
International Health Service: 02-2000-7437 / firstname.lastname@example.org - Appointments recommended
Hours: Weekdays 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM (Closed for lunch 12:30-1:30 PM) / Saturdays 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: 5-minute walk from Chungmuro Station, Lines 3 and 4 - Stops 331 and 423. (You can say to the taxi driver, "Jeil bywongwon ga-joosae-yo" ("Let's go to Jeil Hospital"). Directions and Map.
International Clinic website is in English, Chinese, Japanese, Mongolian, Russian and Korean.
Hangyang University Hospital ( 한양대학교병원)
222, Wangsimni 2-dong, Seongdong-gu, Seoul
Emergency: 02-2290-8282, 016-379-7534 (R.N. may be Korean only speaker)
International Clinic: 02-2290-9553 / email@example.com (West building 3rd floor)
Hours: 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM weekdays only
Appointments can be made by phone, email or online (click on Introduction of International Healthcare then scroll to the bottom of the page to click on Online Registration)
Location: Located in the east side of Seoul in the Haenghang-dong district, the hospital is a 20-min. ride from the City Hall section of the city. (You can say to the taxi driver, "Hangyang-dae byongwon ga-joosae-yo" ("Let's go to Hangyang University Hospital").
Available Foreign Languages : English, French, Russian
Website in English, Russian and Korean
Samsung Medical Center (삼성의료원)
81 Irwon-Ro Gangnam-gu, Seoul (50, Ilwon-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul)
International Clinic: 2-3410-0200 / 0226 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Hours: 8:00AM to 5:00 PM weekdays only
Appointments recommended. Appointment form in English on the hospital website.
Location: Located at the tip of the southern Gangnam district, the hospital is a 20-min. ride from the five-star hotels such as Inter-Continental, Ramada Renaissance, and Novotel Ambassador. (You can say to the taxi driver, "Samsung byongwon ga-joosae-yo" ("Let's go to Samsung Hospital"). Directions and Map in English on hopsital website.
International Clinic website is in English, Chinese, Japanese, Rusian and Arabic as well as French, German, Hindi, Mongolian, Portuguese, Thai, Vietnamese (for the latter languages click on 'Other Languages'
Seoul National University Hospital (서울대학교병원)
101 Daehak-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul
Emergency: 02-2072-7473~7 (Korean 27/7)
International Health Center 02-2072-0505 / Mobile Tel. 010-8831-2890
Hours: Weekdays 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM and Saturdays 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Appointment form available in English.
Location: close to Sumbuk-dong. accessed in the main lobby of the main hospital building, directly ahead of the main entrance. (You can say to the taxi driver, "Seoul-dae byongwon ga-joosae-yo" ("Let's go to Seoul University Hospital"). When you get there, take the escalator on your left, make a sharp right turn and walk to the glass doors of the International Clinic). You'll likely pay a little more than if go directly to the department(s) you need, but the international clinic will provide you with assistance in finding where you neeed to go as well as translation.
Directions by car or public transit and map available in English on the hospital website.
Website in English and can be translated into Chinese,Japanese, Mongolian, Russian, Arabic, French, Vietnamese, Spanish, Bengali, Deutsch, Thai, India, Portuguese and Korean by clicking on the flag at the bottom of the page.
Seoul National University Children's Hospital
101 Daehak-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul
Tel: 1588-5700 (Korean only)
Location: Next to Seoul National University Hospital (see details above)
Website for Children's Hospital in Korean only
St. Mary's Hospital Kangnam (종합병원)
505 Banpo-dong, Seocho-gu, Seoul 137-701
Emergency 02-2258-2003~5 (Korean only)
International Clinic: 02-2258-5745~6 / email@example.com
Appointments required via telephone or email.
Appointment forms available on the clinic website - click on International Health Care Center and then on Appointments.
Hours: weekdays 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM and 1:00 to 5:00 PM, Saturdays 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM.
Location: on the south side of Banpo Bridge, next to the Express Bus Terminal. Map and Directions on the hospital website. (You can say to the taxi driver, "Gangnam Songmo byongwon ga-joosae-yo" ("Let's go to Gangnam St. Mary's Hospital").
Forms available in English, Russian, Japanese, French.
Website in English, Chinese, Japanese, Korean
SoonChunYang University Hospital (순천향 대학교 병원) - nearest hospital to Itaewon
657, Hannam-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul
Tel: 02-709-9158 (9058) English available
24-hour Emergency: 02-709-9117~9 (Korean only)
International Clinic: 02-709-9158 or 9058 (doctor speaks Spanish as well as English)
Appointments can also be made via Internet
Hours: weekdays 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Saturdays 9:00AM to 12:00 PM.
Location: the closest hospital to Itaewon, it is located across from the Thai Embassy. For very clear directions and a map, go to the hospital's website. (You can say to the taxi driver, "Soon Chun Yang byongwon ga-joosae-yo ("Let's go to Soonchungyang Hospital").
Website has information in English, Spanish and Japanese
Severance Hospitals (세브란스 병원)
Yonsei Severance Hospital
134, Shinchon-dong, Sudaemun-gu, Seoul
Emergency call: 02-361-2540 (Korean only)
International Clinic: 02-2228-5800. A separate medical center for foreigners within the complex is run by a doctor of American descent, raised in Korea and with Korean citizenship. (Note: at the moment, all medical personnel in Korea must be licensed in Korea).
Hours: Weekdays 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM and 2:00 to 5:00 PM and Saturdays 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM.
Location: in the western district of Shinchon street, the hospital is next to the Yonsei University. (You can say to the taxi driver, "Yonsei Severance byongwon ga-joosae-yo" ("Let's go to Yonsei Severance Hospital").
Hospital also includes French and Russian-speaking staff.
International Health Care Center Website is in Korean, English, Japanese, Russian and Chinese
Gangnam Severance Hospital
211Eonju-go, Gangnam-gu, Seoul
Appointments: 02-2019-3600 / 3690 (possibly Korean only)
Hours: Weekdays 8:00AM to 5:30 PM, Saturdays 9:00AM to 12:30 PM.
Location: south of the river in Gangnam (not to be confused with Yonsei Severance) Directions for driving and public transit plus map on the website in English. (You can say to the taxi driver, "Gangnam Severance byongwon ga-joosae-yo" ("Let's go to Gangnam Severance Hospital").
Website in Englsih
Migrant Workers Hospital (검색 검색)
137-22 Garibong 1(il)-dong, Buro-gu, Seoul
Hours: Monday to Friday 9:00AM to 5:30PM
Christian-based hospital established in 2004 to provide free health care to foreign nationals (migrant workers, spouses of Korean nationals, ethnic Koreans from other countreis) who do not have Korean medical coverage. The clinic is open to people of all faiths.
Location: located in the west side of Seoul, the hospital is a 10-min. ride from the exit no.2 of Guro-digital complex Station (Stop 232, green line), take no.3 Green-bus and get off at Gasan Elementary School. Or from exit no.3 of Namguro Station (Stop 745, dark green line) exit 3, take No.6612, 5615, 5619, 5626 bus and get off at Gasan Elementary School. At Gasam Elementary School, cross the overpass near Nambusunhwanno.
(You can say to the taxi driver, "Hangyang-dae byongwon ga-joosae-yo" ("Let's go to Hangyang University Hospital").
Website in Korean only
Note: If you only have Korean National Health Insurance coverage, you'll want to check if the hospital/clinic accepts it. Some of the private hospitals apprently do not.
K4E Editor: We try to provide as complete and accurate information as possible so if you note any errors or omissions above, please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last Updated on 2014-09-03
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