If you want to see a doctor in Pattaya Thailand, inexpensively, and to be sure you are getting the best possible treatment, your best option is to go to one of the hospitals over any of the independent clinics that are found throughout the city. There are a few different hospitals to choose from and they can normally get you in to see a doctor within a decent time frame.
This also applies to anything STD related as STD’s are rampant in Thailand and the hospitals are all very well experienced in treating them. For detailed information on getting around Pattaya you can see Public Transit in Pattaya.
The reception staff at some of the hospitals in Pattaya can speak English fairly well, and they will make sure that you see an English speaking doctor.
The most convenient hospitals within the tourist district are Pattaya Memorial Hospital and Pattaya International Hospital. Whichever one you choose will depend entirely on your location. You will most likely find more English speaking staff at either of these two hospitals over any others because of their location in in the city.
Pattaya International Hospital is found right on Soi 4 just off Second Road. If you walk down Soi 4 toward the beach from Second Road you can’t miss it. It’s about 50 – 75 meters down and on your left.
I have not personally been to Pattaya International Hospital but have gone to Pattaya Memorial on a few different occasions and also two different hospitals in Bangkok, and everything was very similar to Pattaya Memorial.
Pattaya Memorial Hospital (probably the most convenient one) is found just off Second Road as well and is a little hidden if you are not sure where to go. It’s set back a little from Second Road and across from Soi 7. There are three alleys that lead into it but I have found the best way is to access it from Second Road.
Almost directly across Second Road from Soi 7, there is a small alleyway with a small sign that points down the alley to the hospital.
Walk down the alley about 100 meters and you can’t miss the entrance.
How It All Works At Pattaya Memorial Hospital
All you need to bring with you is your passport and some cash. My last visit cost about 800 baht, not including any prescriptions.
Enter the building and you’ll see a large waiting area with seats. Continue just a little and there is a large reception desk on your right-hand side. The nurses here will request to see your passport and take your information. You will then be seated in the waiting area and listen very carefully for your name to be called as they most likely will not pronounce your name correctly. I’ve not had to wait any longer than about 15 minutes.
By this time you will have noticed some more nurses sitting at a large desk nearby and when your name is called, approach the desk and one of these nurses will take your blood pressure, weigh you and direct you to a different waiting area where you wait to see your doctor. Normally not a long wait.
After you have finished with your doctor and if you have a prescription, you will see that in the first waiting area you walked through is where you hand your prescription in, wait to pick it up and pay for it. You pay for your doctor visit here too. If you have a prescription you normally won’t have to wait any longer than about 15 minutes to get it filled.