Just a bump on this thread .... someone I know well that works in a hospital said that some hospitals will look for evidence of ability to pay prior to full treatment of unconscious people brought into the ER. They will look for an insurance card and give them a ring, or better yet, a credit card. He cited Pattaya Memorial, for example, is known to take a credit card and see if 50,000 baht can be authorized (not charged). If authorized OK, then they render full medical treatment. If not, they stop the bleeding then send them off to Banglamung Public Hospital. In addition to the good advice above, the key is to make them want to treat you.
So here is what was recommended to me in Thailand and Cambodia(this can all be done in a very small plastic baggie jammed into a pocket).
- carry copy of Passport
- carry a copy of insurance card
- carry a credit card that can be authorized for a high amount
- carry this note:
Please immediately give all medical care necessary.
Please use insurance card or credit card as guarantee for payment for all necessary medical care for FULL NAME
กรุณาทันทีทั้งหมดให้การดูแลทางการแพทย์ที่จำเป็น กรุณาใช้บัตรประกันสุขภาพหรือบัตรเครดิตการรักษาความปลอดภัยสำหรับการชำระเงินสำหรับการดูแลทางการแพทย์ที่จำเป็นสำหรับนายเควินสมิ ธ
សូមភ្លាមផ្តល់នូវការថែទាំវេជ្ជសាស្រ្តទាំងអស់ចាំបាច់។សូមប្រើប្រាស់កាតធានារ៉ាប់រងឬកាតឥណទានដែលជាសន្ដិសុខសម្រាប់ការទូទាត់សម្រាប់ការថែទាំវេជ្ជសាស្រ្តទាំងអស់ដែលចាំបាច់សម្រាប់លោក FULL NAME