Private Healthcare in Qatar

Information on private medical cover and the healthcare facilities available in Qatar...

Although the government healthcare system is of a high standard, many western expatriates opt for private healthcare, due to the fact that most have some form of private medical insurance, usually provided or subsidised by the sponsoring employer. Different policies cover varying levels of treatment, and some exclude certain hospitals, clinics and treatments. Most insurance companies provide a list of the establishments that are covered by the individual policy.

There are four main private hospitals in Doha:

There are also a large number of private polyclinics, which are smaller venues that offer GP type services as well as some specialist consultations and clinics. Patients with private health cover are generally free to choose their own doctor and appointments are available quickly.

Private hospitals and clinics tend to be of a high standard with short waiting times, and staffed by English-speaking doctors.