Healthcare and medical care
In Tunisia, especially in the biggest cities and in the tourist centres, many hospitals are of an international standard. In general, medical care is of better quality and more available in the capital Tunis and other big cities in comparison to the rural area. Public healthcare is mostly functional in the larger cities, but often suffers from lack of resources.
There are several private clinics in the capital of Tunisia and its tourism centres that are of an international standard. Private clinics operate in a similar manner to hospitals and can perform several different operations. The range of special healthcare services may be limited. The international clinics have English-speaking doctors, but the rest of the personnel often speak only Arabian or French, especially in public healthcare. Ambulance services are limited outside of the cities.
Clinics in Tunisia include
- Clinique Internationale Hannibal
- Les Cliniques El Manar
- Clinique Saint Augustin
- Polyclinique Les Berges du Lac.
Dental care is provided by DENTYSS (Montplaisir), for example.
In Sousse, some hotels have their own doctors who perform house calls when necessary. Clinique Essalem and Clinique Les Oliviers also operate in the city. In addition, the private clinic Polyclinique Hammamet operates in Hammamet.
More information concerning the prices of public healthcare is available in French on the website of the Tunisian Ministry of Health. You should confirm the prices again on site.
Medical costs can often end up being high. Thus, it is recommended that when you travel to Tunisia, you have a comprehensive travel insurance valid throughout your trip. Healthcare service providers will often require advance payment in cash. Most locations will not accept promissory notes from Finnish insurance companies and only some locations will accept credit cards.
Pharmacies are widely available in Tunisia, and they are often open until late. Contact information for the pharmacy on duty can usually be found on the doors or windows of pharmacies.