Main Facilities and Practitioners Guide Hanoi

The French Hospital, Family Medical, and SOS all offer a broad range of international quality medical care in English. Which one is best is a matter of personal opinion, and your choice will depend on your personal needs and preferences. You may wish to visit all three to see which best matches you and your family’s health needs.

Hospitals and clinics

Family Medical Practice
298 I Kim Ma
Tel: 04 38430748

Clinic hours are 8:30 to 5:30 Monday to Friday and 8:30 to 12:30 Saturdays; outside clinic hours doctors and nurses are on duty 24 hours for emergencies. The clinic offers:

  • General practice
  • Specialist care
  • Baby care
  • Clinical psychiatry and psycho-analysis
  • Dentistry
  • Dermatology
  • Emergency evacuation
  • Family Planning
  • Gynecology
  • Obstetrics
  • House calls
  • Internal medicine
  • Hepatology
  • Occupational therapy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Pre-adoption screening
  • Tropical medicine
  • Vaccinations
  • X-ray service

Hanoi French Hospital (Bệnh Viện Việt Pháp)
1 Phuong Mai,
[Going South on Giai Phong, turn right at the first light after Đại Cô Việt. Entrance is on the left.]
Tel: 04-35771100

L’Hôpital Francais de Hanoi was the first international hospital created in Hanoi. It stands as a 68-bed multi-disciplinary care facility offering essential medical and surgical services. It serves Vietnamese as well as foreigners, residents or travelers, in and around Hanoi.

The hospital offers all medical services, including a cardiac and respiratory resuscitation unit, plus:

  • Anesthesiology
  • Hematology
  • Cardiology
  • Counseling
  • Dermatology
  • Ear-nose-throat
  • X-ray and ultrasound
  • Radiology
  • Neurology
  • Neurosugery
  • Obstretics and gynecology
  • Pediatrics
  • Pheumology
  • Urology
  • Visceral sugery
  • Health check packages
  • Maternity packages
  • 24-hour Accident and emergency service

International SOS

1 Dang Thai Mai
Tay Ho, Hanoi, S.R.
Phone: 04 39340666

The SOS clinic is one of an international network of health centers with 24-hour emergency services and foreign trained health professionals. Services include:

  • General practice
  • Specialist care
  • Baby care
  • Pharmacy
  • Ultrasound
  • Counseling services
  • Dermatology
  • Emergency evacuation
  • Obstetrics
  • House calls
  • Internal medicine
  • Tropical medicine
  • Vaccinations
  • 9X-ray service

General practitioners

You will not find English-language General Practitioners operating privately in Hanoi–Western doctors, and English-speaking Vietnamese or Asian doctors, work in one of the medical facilities listed above. Dr. Stefanie Fox is an Australian GP working at Family Medical, and Sonia Schneyer is an English-speaking French GP working at the French Hospital.

Dental care

Family Medical and the French Hospital both offer excellent dental services with the latest technology.

Alternatively, Dr. Fred Abel and his assistants at the Peace Dental Clinic get rave reviews from expats in Hanoi:

Peace Dental Clinic
51 Nguyen Khac Hien, Phone: 04 3715-2286.

Optical care

One of the facilities listed above is your best choice for optical care in English. For simple check-ups and prescriptions in English, you may also try:

Vietnam Optical Co.
48 Hai Ba Trung, Phone: 0439393639