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Healthcare and Quarantine at Ratchaphruek Hospital
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Thai authorities imposed the regulations regarding a permission to enter the Kingdom of Thailand, including the quarantine upon arrival. Ratchaphruek Hospital remains ready to accept the patients to provide state-of-the-art healthcare as well as quarantine of the patients and their companions during this difficult time. If you need more information of our service health care and quarantine please do not hesitate to contact via e-mail: medicaltravel@rph.co.th
  • Copy of the patient’s passport with a certified signature (newly signed).
  • Copy of the companion’s passport(s) with certified signature(s) (newly signed) [max. 3 companions].
  • Updated medical report with relevant investigation results.
  • Referral letter from a doctor in current country, stating the need to seek for treatment in Thailand.
  • Proof of financial status, e.g. bank statement.
  • Insurance policy (or Guarantee letter from the Embassy) covering the treatment of COVID-19 incurred in Thailand, medical transportation and repatriation if needed, minimum amount of USD 100,000 each, for the patient and each companion.
  • Affidavit of support. (Only for patient with companions. Prepared by Ratchaphruek Hospital in attachment, signed by the patient and/or companions.)
  • Letter of intention and consent for quarantine. (Prepared by Ratchaphruek Hospital in attachment, signed by the patient and/or companions.)
  • Flight ticket. (if available)
  • Fit-to-travel or Fit-to-fly (issued by a licensed doctor in the current country, within 72 hours before departure)
  • Certificate of Covid-19 Free (issued not more than 72 hours before departure)
Note: Restrictions on narcotics and psychotropic substances in Thailand.
After receiving and processing the documents above, the hospital will submit a Confirmation Letter to the Thai authorities in order to request for a permission for the patient and companions to enter the Kingdom of Thailand. Once approved, a copy of the Confirmation Letter will be sent to the patient to be submitted to the Royal Thai Embassy in the current country, then the patient will receive the Certificate of Entry (COE) from the Embassy.
  • A patient and companion(s) will be subject to a quarantine in Ratchaphruek Hospital for the duration of 14+1 days from the day of arrival into the Kingdom of Thailand. (The first day of arrival is referred to as day 0 and quarantine is completed on day 15)
  • Only one companion can stay with the patient in the negative-pressure room, the 2nd and 3rd companion(s) will be in a (separated) single room during the quarantine period.A patient will only be allowed to leave the room for medical investigations and procedures
  • required, while companion(s) will remain in the room throughout the quarantine period, except for visiting the patient at certain times of the day.
  • Fever and respiratory tract symptoms will be monitored on a daily basis.
  • Nasopharyngeal and oral swabs for real-time Polymerase Chain Reaction (rt-PCR) test for COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) will be performed 3 times: on day 0, 5 and 14.If the test result  for COVID-19 (positive) is detected, the infected person will be admitted to Khon Kaen Hospital at all costs. (Under insurance coverage there may be conditions)
  • The approvals from the Embassy of the patient’s nationality as well as the Ministry of Foreign Affairs are needed before returning home (the process takes 2–3 days).
Foreign nationals, who are permitted to enter the Kingdom of Thailand as patients seeking for medical care, can only be quarantined in the hospital upon arrival.           
For patients and their companions, who are currently in individuals’ countries, are allowed to submit for consideration to enter the Kingdom of Thailand for Alternative Hospital Quarantine (AHQ)

“An unsound body but not a mind” 
Somdet Phra Buddhakosajarn (P.A. Payutto) 
Ratchaphruek Hospital is located in Khon Kaen Province, the north-eastern part of Thailand. It was established in 1994 as a private 50-bed general hospital, and has been growing steadily, and ultimately become ‘Healing Environment Hospital’ with 200 beds to serve in 2018.
Our vision is to provide international healthcare standards and humanized care. Our patients are treated as patients not customers and doctors as doctors, not medical sales. Our staff are care ‘givers’ sharing the same purpose which aligns with our organization’s core value: Happiness is in Giving.
To best maintain sustainable growth, stability is the most essential. Stability consists of ‘strength’ and ‘flexibility’.
Strength is based on academic knowledge including quality of care, safety, patient experience, and humanized care.
As a private hospital, ‘flexibility’ is also needed to balance between profits and the hospital core values to preserve our healthcare spirits. We optimize not to maximize profits.
We are embraced as a healing environment hospital with a fair local price charging policy and global standard humanized care.

Our Accredited International Standard
  • JCI International Effective 24 August 2019
  • GHA for COVID-19 Effective 15 October 2020
About us
Ratchaphruek Hospital is a private hospital that provides health services for patients and families. We are located on Mittraphap Road, Khon Kaen province, Thailand. The building is 14 floors. We offered services by doctors of more than 60 specialties.