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Savannah20

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Re: Rachapreuk Hospital
« Reply #45 on: October 22, 2018, 06:04:26 PM »
I was at the new Ratchaphreuk Hospital today and it is very nice. One of the cleanest places I have been in here in Thailand. They are currently having a Breast Cancer awareness promotion. During the promotion a mammogram and ultrasound is 1,900 baht. http://www.rph.co.th/

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Re: Rachapreuk Hospital
« Reply #46 on: October 22, 2018, 06:16:43 PM »

I also understand their dental clinic seems to be the best furnished one in Khon Kaen, and the prices are very reasonable.


I think they also have a very good eye clinic that does all the extensive testing (if you request it) as if you were in the States or probably Europe.

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« Reply #47 on: January 13, 2019, 04:33:16 PM »
A few years ago I posted in this thread (under a slightly different username as forgot the old logon) about my experience getting a full-body checkup at Rajapruek Hospital (or Rachapruek / Ratchaphruek whatever spelling you preferr :-\ ).

Two days ago I went there for the third time (trying to do one each year), and still impressed with the place - so just wanted to update for those of you who are considering one of those checkups but are still sitting on the fence.

The previous two times the checkup was at the old Rajapreuk, which was really and old overcrowded building with peeling paint, but what I've always loved about the place was the dedication and friendliness of all staff. That, combined with the affordability of the checkup made me come back each time.

Since I live in Chiang Mai, I was not aware of the amazing new Rajapreuk Hospital building (which opened in August apparently), so was quite surprised when the Grab car dropped me off there. The place is beautifully designed with green open spaces and plants everywhere, just like an upmarket hotel. Cafeteria, Amazon Coffee shop and minimarket inside downstairs too.

In the old hospital the checkups were done within the existing infrastructure: it was always crowded, and I once had my ECG done in the office of the delivery doctor, with hundreds of photos of mums with babies decorating every wall of the office. However now there is a separate wing of the hospital fully dedicated to check-ups.

Beautiful architecture, spacious and well-designed interior and amazingly efficient service, with the same trademark friendliness and dedication that the old hospital was renowned for. I got in just after 9am and all tests were finished around 10:30, everything back-to-back with only 5-10 minutes waiting in between the different checkups. They then gave me a voucher for the cafeteria (nice because you need to be fasting when you arrive; the cafeteria has hot Thai food, a coffee stall and a fruit stall) and asked me to come back at 11:30 for the results.

So in-and-out in 2.5 hours all up. With the two daily flights from and to Chiang Mai (including a very early one CNX-KKC), it makes it easy to do a fly-in-fly-out for this (also from Bangkok, of course). Note that you have to arrive fasting (no food or drink in the 8 hours before the test).

I still don't speak much Thai at all, but most staff speak some English, the ones that don't whip out their Google Translator, and the end report that gets presented after all tests are complete was also in English (plus one booklet in Thai, but the same info also provided in English). It is presented by the same older female doctor who used to present the results at the old hospital, and who speaks good English.

The all-in checkup program used to be called the Gold Package in the old hospital, however now it is called "Smart Business" and basically includes physical examination, chest X-ray, full abdomen ultrasound, ECG, and a range of blood and urine tests including diabetic tests and several cancer markers. More details here http://www.rph.co.th/package/package-detail/71 - it is priced at 7500 baht for men and 9000 baht for women (as the female version has extra tests).

This pricing is lower than the original Gold Package from previous years, is significantly lower than what I've seen in Bangkok and Chiang Mai, and given my experience still well worth the cost (never knew I had gall stones until I saw them in all their glory on the ultrasound screen lol). The beautiful new hospital experience was an added bonus.

I usually make an appointment by email prior, however with the new setup it may be possible to just rock up when they open in the morning - but you may want to confirm (particularly as I'm not sure the English speaking doctor who discusses the results works every day).

Just wanted to share this as it is useful to get these checkups as we age, but many other hospitals are over-priced and/or treat you like you're in a factory. Rajapreuk is still refreshingly different. I will be back there next year.
« Last Edit: January 13, 2019, 05:32:19 PM by PlasticYellowTomato »

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Re: Rachapreuk Hospital
« Reply #48 on: January 23, 2019, 07:11:17 PM »
Nice to read good things about Rajapreuk Hospital, certainly very different from the Bangkok Hospital Phuket which has highly inflated charges for even minor ailments - 7,000 baht for sore throat! This is the kind of thing that is making Phuket prohibitively expensive for residents and tourists alike.

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« Reply #49 on: January 25, 2019, 09:00:51 AM »
My daughter recently went to Rajapreuk Hospital with a sore throat and had to stay in hospital for 3 days, total bill 27,000 baht !


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Re: Rachapreuk Hospital
« Reply #50 on: January 25, 2019, 11:57:55 AM »
What did they do to the poor kid? I hope she at least got some ice cream for B27K! Hope she is OK now.

 Of course, a "sore throat" can just be a little irritation from smoking too many cigarettes, or strep or tonsillitis or (gawd forbid!) cancer. Those wold all come in at different price points.

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« Reply #51 on: January 25, 2019, 09:18:16 PM »
They said it was a blood infection, but she is fine now thanks.

The rooms are very nice, hotel room standard, and the service is good.

However I still think 27,000 baht for 3 days is expensive. This was for the cheapest private room.



Edit: They did say we should get about 4,000 baht back from the government 30 baht system, but it will take about 3 months.
« Last Edit: January 25, 2019, 09:22:16 PM by Windy »


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Rachaphruek Hospital Physical Examination, etc.
« Reply #52 on: November 27, 2019, 05:23:50 PM »
Just went to check about the various plans and costs for basic exam including Blood Tests and more.  They are having a "Father's Day Special" until the end of the year for 'Physical Examination' including all blood test, an EKG, Chest X-ray, etc.  for 3,900 baht (regular price 7,845 baht.)  See Attached (hopefully it is at a high enough resolution that you can read it.)

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« Reply #53 on: November 28, 2019, 11:40:10 AM »
Scheduled an 8AM appointment on the 27th for the Father's Day Special. and arrived right on time.  There was a bit of confusion at the beginning with retrieving my record but got resolved in a few minutes.  They gave me a matching set of a top and a bottom (all sealed.)  showed me to the dressing room and a locker with a key to deposit my personal items including my clothes.  Their setup is pretty straightforward, station to station.  Once done with the X-Ray had to wait for the doctor to provide the physical exam (a little bit late), then on to the ultrasound (first time in my life.)  The final item was the urine specimen.


I was given the 100 baht coupon for the food court (which in itself would have provided adequate funds for 1 to have a brunch, but had my wife with me.)  Said they would call when the results and the report were completed, probably a n hour or two.


The place is clean! and there must be more staff than patients.  They had greeters, escorts, and nurses to assist everyone without any wait.  The parking  has both an indoor and an outdoor area.


You can go on their web site, "www.rph.co.th", and get all the particulars like all the rates, various rooms types, nurses, food, certain surgeries like full knee replacement, physical exams from basic to VIP 3, etc.  They also provide several different eye examinations and dental.  I did not see anywhere that a premium charge for foreigners would be applied.