Emergency Hoi An
The standard of dental work in Vietnam is good. It is also incredibly cheap compared to the West. So, if you require major dental work, come to Vietnam. You will be able to have a holiday and still save yourself a fortune.
Emergency Hoi An! Let’s hope you never need this section but if you do, here is all the important information you will need to know.
Is travel insurance for Vietnam important to take out?
Yes. There are public, private and international hospitals in Central Vietnam.
Vaccinations – Vietnam
Many tourists are unsure what vaccinations are required for Vietnam. While we provide information below you should always check with your doctor. For instance, extra vaccinations may be required depending on the nature of your trip. Also, make sure you read the section below on Dengue Fever. ‘Dengue’ is prevalent in Hoi An, particularly around the rainy season.
Many expats have prescription glasses made in Hoi An. If you do not have a prescription, it is not a problem. They can work out your prescription from existing glasses or they can do an eye test. Generally, the eye test is free. The turnaround process is quick. Mine (copied from existing glasses) were made in under an hour. It could take a couple of days however if they have to send away for a specific type of lens.
Over-the-counter medication, including antibiotics, are readily available in pharmacies all around Vietnam. Often they are cheaper. Lesser known prescription drugs may be stocked by pharmacies in Da Nang.
Always check the expiry date. While we have heard that some pharmacists sell counterfeit drugs, we have never experienced this.