Healthcare in Malaysia

Find out about the healthcare system in Malaysia and how to seek the right medical treatment...

Malaysia does not have any reciprocal healthcare agreements with other countries. Residency status is required to access public healthcare; visitors and tourists must use private medical facilities. All Malaysian residents are eligible for government-funded healthcare; however, only holders of a MyKad card, (a Malaysian ID card), can benefit from anything other than emergency care. Medical services are generally of a very high standard although accessing medical care in remote and rural parts of the country can be problematic.

This section features information about how to register for health insurance, locate a doctor or pharmacy, and pay for medical care. In addition, there are details on the services provided for new mothers and babies in Malaysia, as well as a list of vital telephone numbers that can be contacted in case of emergency.