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Student Health Insurance

Student Health Insurance

Chiang Mai University does not provide health insurance for its students and all students are required to purchase their own comprehensive health insurance (not to be confused with accident insurance). This must be purchased in the student’s home country. If you arrive in Chiang Mai without comprehensive health insurance, you will be required to purchase a plan upon arrival. Any student without insurance who is in need of medical care or hospitalization will be responsible for the full cost of care. Please contact the International Relations Office on the second floor of building 4 to learn more about purchasing an insurance plan.

Seeking Healthcare Locally

Maharaj Nakorn Chiang Mai Hospital (aka Suan Dok Hospital)

This is the Chiang Mai University hospital and is a supertertiary hospital that receives referrals from throughout Chiang Mai province. Most physicians and administrators are affiliated with Chiang Mai University and you will receive quality care in a public setting. The hospital is conveniently located on the Health Sciences campus. This is an inexpensive option but the waiting time can be long.

The Sriphat Medical Center is a private health center located within the Maharaj hospital system. Private service is more expensive than the service from Maharaj, but waiting times tend to be shorter.

Chiang Mai Ram Hospital

This is a private hospital located on northwest corner of the moat just 5 minutes from the Health Sciences campus. They are a modern facility and service is much more expensive than Maharaj, though the waiting time is considerably less.

Local Clinics

There are many local medical clinics in the area ranging from internal medicine to dermatology. These clinics keep evening and weekend hours and are generally run by Chiang Mai University professors or doctors who work in the hospital during the day. Local clinics are very low-cost but tend to have long wait times.

Women’s Health Resources. This website provides a very comprehensive list of different women’s health services that are available in Chiang Mai: https://gynopedia.org/Chiang_Mai

LGBTQ+ Resources. There are several organizations in Chiang Mai that provide support to students who identify as LGBTQ+: M Plus Foundation: http://www.mplusthailand.com/


Mental Health and Counseling Services

General Counseling

Counseling, also known as talk therapy, is available in Chiang Mai. Services often begin at 1000 baht per hour or more. Two Christian-based counseling groups provide counseling on a donation basis:

Please note that these resources are listed as a low-cost alternative to students, but we are not affiliated with nor do we promote their work as we have not used their services directly.

One non-religiously affiliated option is mindbloom, though this is considerably more expensive.

Assault and Violence

Anyone who has experienced any form of violence is encouraged to seek medical treatment from the closest emergency room. Those seeking care for the lasting effects and trauma related to assault and violence should explore the counseling options listed under “General Counseling.”

Eating Disorders

Anyone suffering from anorexia, bulimia, or another type of eating disorder can receive medical treatment from any of the hospitals listed below. In Thailand, in-patient medical treatment for these types of disorders are coordinated through the psychiatric units.

If you do not feel you need hospitalization but would like to seek counseling or therapy, please see the resources listed under “General Counseling”.

Substance Abuse

Both hospitals and local clinics provide care for people dealing with substance abuse problems. The resources below are listed based on distance to campus (closest listed first).


Maharaj Nakorn Chiang Mai Hospital (aka Suan Dok Hospital)

Dawan Building (directly across the street from the Associated Medical Sciences Clinical Service Center)
Second Floor, Examination Room 24 (Psychiatric Services)
Tel. (053) 94-5755

Suan Prung Psychiatric Hospital

They are located near the southwest corner of the moat on the road leading towards the airport.
General number: 053908500
Alcohol Addiction clinic: 08.00 - 16.00

Thanyarak Hospital

Located just north of Chiang Mai City in Mae Rim on Rt. 107
Tel. 053298080-84
Fax. 053372732


Phing Payom PolyClinic (พิงค์พยอมโพลีคลินิค)

Soi Sanambin Kao 6, Suthep, Muang, Chiang Mai, 50200
Tel. 053-278-542
Hours. Fri: 17.00-20.00; Sat: 3.00-12.00

Dr. Kittiwan Clinic (คลินิกหมอกิตติวรรณ)

78/2 Samlarn Rd, Tambon Phra Sing, Muang Chiang Mai 50200
Tel. 053-814-772
Hours. Mon-Fri: 16.30-19.30; Sat-Sun: 9.00-12.00
Located in the SW corner of the moat on the road just past Sipolle Italian Food

Pha Mai Community Clinic (คลินิกฟ้าใหม่)

44 Chotana Soi 6, San Phi Suea, Muang Chiang Mai 50000
Tel. 053-226-145, 053-215-261
Located in Northern Chiang Mai in the Chang Puak area

Alcoholics Anonymous Groups

Suan Prung Psychiatric Hospital
Mondays and Tuesdays, 13.00 - 16.00
Alcoholics Anonymous Northern Thailand

Narcotics Anonymous Groups

Scroll down past the Bangkok listing to see listings for Chiang Mai

Suicide Hotline

Samaritans of Chiang Mai: (053) 225 977/8


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