Health Care

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Health Care

Mahidol University is one of a few universities in the world with 3 Faculties of Medicine providing professional medical treatment up to the quaternary care level for the public. Mahidol University students are covered by the Mahidol health insurance plan (students through their registration fee) which partially reimburses medical expenses.  Medical expenses in Thailand are relatively low, so out-of-pocket expenses are minimal in most cases.

The insurance covers treatment at Mahidol University’s Siriraj Hospital at Bangkok Noi Campus, or Ramathibodi Hospital and the Hospital for Tropical Diseases at Phayathai Campus, or the Golden Jubilee Medical Center at Salaya Campus; or the Faculty of Dentistry’s Dental Clinic at Phayathai Campus. Students must pay at the time of treatment with reimbursement afterward.  Students can also use free Student Health Centers located at the Student Union complex, or a specialized Sport Clinic at the College of Sports Science and Technology, both staffed by nurses, with scheduled visiting hours by medical doctors, offering basic treatment for medical problems.

Mahidol’s 3 Hospitals and Medical Center are full-time in- and outpatient facilities serving the general public, and as such can be visited at any time, although it is better to arrive early in the day for walk-in visits. The Faculty of Dentistry's Dental Clinic is open 08:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday to Friday and 09:00 a.m. to 03:00 p.m. weekends, except for national holidays.  New patients must register at the reception counter, open at 07:30 a.m., in the Faculty of Dentistry building on Phayathai Campus.  It is advisable to arrive early for priority service.

*** Services provided by special clinics, will not be reimbursed. ***

Student Health Service

There are two types of health insurance plan (HIP)
• University HIP: An international student needs to comply with university HIP regulations by paying the dental examination annual fee of 100 BAHT in order to activate a dental record of the university student dental service system.

Important Information for using service
- Bring the physical exam certificate from certify Thai accredited hospital to FGS for the student health service.
- A student ID card is needed to get health service access.
- Prescriptions on the national drug list are free; other drugs need to be purchased by the student and then reimbursed (if approved) via the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Student Affairs Section.
- The amount of the health care expense covered by the university is 30,000 baht per one academic year. If the expense exceeds this amount, a letter from the program requesting approval for the extra amount is needed and it will be approved on a case-by-case basis from the office of the Vice President of Student Affairs. The Faculty of Graduate Studies is responsible for endorsement and processing the request.

• HIP for International Student: For HIP, The Faculty of Graduate Studies arranges a private health insurance plan in order to assure your well-being in case of emergency. The private heath insurance plan (AIA) is 1,300 baht per year.

- Take the receipt attached to a medical certificate submitted to the Student Services Affair to process your reimbursement.

Student Health Service Center

Salaya Campus

Eligibility: free of charge for minor or major health services on the National Drug
List prescription
Location: Dormitory 10 or Ban Leelawadee Dormitory
Office Hours: Doctor 12.00 - 13.00 hrs / 15.00 - 16.30 hrs, Nurse 8.00 - 16.30 hrs
Limitations: May have language barrier

Ramathibodi Hospital Student Health Service Center

Eligibility: free of charge for minor or major health services on the National Drug
List prescription at Ramathibodi Hospital Student Health Service Center
Location: First floor Emergency Wing
Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8.00 - 17.00 hrs, Emergency 24 hours,
Dental Health Care 13.00 – 14.00 hrs
Limitations: May be crowded, may have language barrier

Siriraj Hospital Student Health Service Center

Eligibility: free of charge for minor or major health services on the National Drug
List prescription
Location:
New OPD Building, 4th Floor, Room 437
Office Hours: Doctor 12.00 - 13.00 hrs, Nurse 9.00 - 17.00 hrs, Emergency 24 hours,
Dental Health Care (Monday – Thursday 13.00 – 14.00 hrs)
Limitations:
May be crowded, may have language barrier

Fitness

The Mahidol Campus in Salaya offers ample opportunity for playing sports and maintaining fitness.

The College of Sports Science and Technology has five swimming pools (one Olympic-sized) and a fitness center with weight equipment, sauna and aerobics, available for use by students, staff and the general public. To use all health, fitness, and exercise equipment, students and staff are required to apply at SS Sports Centre for membership, available for 3 months, 6 months and 1 year. For price details, please visit the centre’s website at www.ss.mahidol.ac.th or call 0-2441-4296-8 ext. 103. A medical certificate, easily and inexpensively available from any doctor, is required for membership.

To use only the swimming pools annual membership costs 200 baht for students and 400 baht for staff, which allows use of the pools for 20 baht per visit. Proper swimming attire and a bathing cap must be worn while swimming. (Swimming equipment can be purchased at a shop near the pools).
Additional sport facilities on the campus, which are all free of charge, include a large indoor stadium for basketball, badminton and other indoor sports, four outdoor tennis courts, three large soccer fields, a volleyball court, a pétanque court and a running track. Bookings should be made to reserve the courts and the stadium at the window on the outside wall of the stadium.

The spacious layout of the campus also allows opportunity for jogging, cycling, football and other forms of outdoor recreation and exercise. The abundance of natural foliage makes it a very pleasant environment for walking and exploring.