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Travelling in Nepal: Your Canadian Health Insurance Plans

Canadian nationals in Nepal are covered by their provincial health insurance plans for 3 months. For Quebec travellers, this agreement is valid beyond the 3 months with no time limit provided the provincial health insurance plan (RAMQ) is informed. Other Canadian nationals can also request a dispensation (time extension) from their own provincial health insurance plans. Travellers are encouraged to purchase additional medical insurance as all medical expenses in Nepal will not necessarily be covered by their Canadian health insurance plans.

Do not forget to bring your medical records and those of family members with you (vaccination certificates, examination results, etc.).

Please note that in Nepal doctors, drug stores, etc. will generally ask to be paid immediately. Your provincial health insurance plan in Canada should reimburse your medical and hospital expenses upon submission of receipts from the physician or the hospital.

If you are returning to Canada after a prolonged absence from the country, you will be eligible to receive health care insurance three months after your arrival.

Any other queries regarding medical coverage should be addressed to the relevant provincial office.

Alberta:

Alberta Health Care Insurance Plan (AHCIP)
10025 Jasper Avenue
Box 1360
Edmonton, Alberta
CANADA T5J 2N3
Telephone: 001-780-427-1432 or 001-403-297-6411
Fax : 001-780-422-0102

British Columbia:

Medical Services Plan of British Columbia
PO Box 9035, Stn Prov. Govt.
Victoria, British Columbia
CANADA V8W 9E3
Telephone: 001-250-952-2654
Fax: 001-250-952-2964

Prince Edward Island:

Health Services Board
P.O. Box 2000
11 Kent Street
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
CANADA CIA 7N8
Telephone: 001-902-368-4900
Fax : 001-902-368-4969

Manitoba:

Manitoba Health
P.O. Box 925
599 Empress Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba
CANADA R3C 2T6
Telephone: 001-204-786-7101
Fax : 001-204-783-2171

Nova Scotia:

Medical Insurance Services of Nova Scotia
Box 500
Halifax, Nova Scotia
CANADA B3J 2S1
Telephone: 001-902-468-9700
Fax : 001-902-481-3160

New Brunswick

Medicare New Brunswick
Box 5100
Fredericton, New Brunswick
CANADA E3B 5G8
Telephone: 001-506-453-2415
Fax : 001-506-453-3983

Newfoundland:

Newfoundland Medical Care Commission
P.O. Box 200
Elizabeth Towers
100 Elizabeth Avenue
St. John's, Newfoundland
CANADA AIC 5J3
Telephone: 001-709-758-1500
Fax: 001-709-758-1694

Ontario:

OHIP
2195 Yonge Street
PO Box 1700, Station A
Toronto, Ontario
CANADA M5W 1G9
Telephone: 001-416-314-5518

Quebec:

Régime de l'assurance-maladie du Québec
PO Box 6660
Quebec, Quebec
CANADA GIK 7T3
Telephone: 001-418-646-4636
(Collect calls are not accepted but they will call you back if you leave your telephone number)

Saskatchewn:

Saskatchewan Medical Care
Insurance and Health Registration
3475 Albert Street Regina,
Saskatchewan CANADA S4S 6X6
Telephone: 001-306-787-1167
Fax: 001-306-787-8951

Yukon:

Health and Social Services
Government of Yukon
Box 2703
Whitehorse, Yukon
CANADA Y1A 2C6
Telephone: 001-867-667-3673

Northwest Territories:

Department of Health
Centre Square Tower
Box 1320
Yellowknife, Northwest Territories
CANADA XIA 2L9
Telephone: 001-867-920-6173
Fax: 001-867-873-0461

Medical services in Nepal

List of Hospitals and Doctors in and outside Kathmandu

Please note that the listing below does not represent either a guarantee of competence or an endorsement by the Government of Canada.

Medical Clinics and Aid Posts

CIWEC CLINIC

Located in Lazimpat, near British Embassy and Indian Embasy.  Open Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., by appointment.  Clinic generally closed for lunch from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. After hours doctor on call.  Three physicians including an American Doctor and foreign nurses staff this clinic.  Provides medical care in Western setting.  Dental services available by calling 444-0100.  Laboratory facilities, ambulance service, vaccinations, and medications available on site.  Accepts Visa and Mastercard. 

Ph: 977-1-442-4111, 443-5232
Fax: 977-1441-2590
Email:info@ciwec-clinic.com
Website:http://www.ciwec-clinic.com

HIMALAYAN RESCUE ASSOCIATION (HRA)

Founded in 1973 to reduce deaths among trekkers.  Office in Lazimpat, near King’s palace northern gate.  Trekkers given free advice on altitude sickness, equipment, conditions of trekking routes.  HRA also operates aid posts in Pheriche and Manang to assist trekkers.  Posts staffed by expatriate physicians during peak seasons (March-May, October-November).

Ph.: 977-1-444-0292, 444-0293
Fax: 977-1-443-2439
Email: hra@mail.com.np
Website: http://himalayanrescue.org

NEPAL INTERNATIONAL CLINIC (NIC)

Located on small street between Royal Palace main gate and Jaya Nepal Cinema, within easy walking distance of Thamel.  Open 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Sunday through Saturday; appointments encouraged.  No need for appointment for vaccination on Saturday.  Dr. Buddha Basnyat, a U.S. board-certified Nepalese physician with M.S. in respiratory physiology from Calgary, Canada, provides medical care in Western setting.  Laboratory facilities, vaccinations, and medications available on site.  24-hour telephone answering service for emergency physician contact.  Accepts cash, cheques, Visa, Mastercard and American Express.

Ph.: 977-1-443-4642, 443-5357
Fax: 977-1-443-4713
Email: nic@naxal.wlink.com.np
Website: http://www.nepalinternationalclinic.com

Norvic Hospital and Outpatient Clinic

Located in Thapathali, Kathmandu.  Outpatient diagnostic services 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m., Sunday through Friday.  Doctors on call.  Specializes in cardiac care and also handles general medical cases.  24-hour emergency and ambulatory services available.  Hospital has CCU and ICU.

PATAN PRIVATE CLINIC

Associated with Patan Hospital.  Located in Lagankhel, Patan, this clinic opened in 2002. Several specialists and general practitioners see patients during office hours.  Contact clinic for current schedule, or see the specialists list at the end of this document.  Specialties include Ob/gyn, surgery, pediatrics, dermatology, internal medicine and orthopedics.  Some expatriate medical personnel among doctors providing care.

Telephone:   554-8007

Hospitals in Kathmandu/Patan

B & B HOSPITAL

Located at Gwarko, Satdobato (Ring Road), new private hospital with orthopedic and general surgeons and intensive care facilities.
Ph.: 977-1-553-3206, 553-5739

BIR HOSPITAL

Government hospital located in Mahaboudha, opposite the Military parade ground. 
Ph. 977-1-: 422-1988, 422-1119, 422-3807, 422-6963

Hospital for Advanced Medicine and Surgery (HAMS)

Also known as HAMS.  Located in Buddha Nagar, New Baneshwor, Kathmandu.  Offers utpatient diagnostic services Sunday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., and outpatient services from 8:00am - 8:00pm. 24-hr emergency and ambulance services, ICU, CCU, NICU, inpatient (gastroenteritis and general services) and surgical facilities.
Ph: 977-1-478-5317, 478-5157, 478-5158
E-mail: hams@wlink.com.np
Website: http://hamshospital.org

MEDICARE HOSPITAL

Located in Chabhil Chowk, Kathmandu.  Offers outpatient diagnostic services, seven days a week.  Twenty-four hour emergency and ambulance services, ICU, CCU in-patient (orthopedic and general services) and surgical facilities.
Telephone: 977-1-446-7067
E-mail: medicare@ccsl.com.np
Website: http://www.medicarenepal.com 

NEURO HOSPITAL

Also known as National Institute of Neurological and Allied Sciences.  Located in Bansbari, Kathmandu.  Specializes in neurological and cario care.  Twenty-four emergency and ambulance services, CCU, ICU available.
Ph.: 977-1-437-3850
E-mail: national@neuro.org.np
Website: http://www.neuro.org.np

NORVIC HOSPITAL

Located in Thapathali, Kathmandu.  Specializes in cardio and neuro care, also handles general medical cases.  24-hour emergency and ambulatory services available.  Hospital has CCU and ICU.  Out-patient diagnostic services 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m., Sundays through Fridays.  Doctors on call.  Staff includes veteran neurosurgeon and consultant cardiologist.
Ph.: 977-1-425-8554, 9810-23390
E-mail: admin@norvic.wlink.com.np or heart@norvic.wilink.com.np
Website: http://www.norvichospital.com

OM HOSPITAL

Located in Gopikrishna, Chabhil in Kathmandu.  Offers outpatient diagnostic services, Sunday through Friday.  Specializes in obstetrics and gynecology.  24-hour emergency and ambulance services, ICU, CCU in-patient and surgical facilities.
Ph.: 977-1-447-6225

PATAN HOSPITAL

Located in Lagankhel, Patan.  Intensive care unit, in-patient and surgical facilities, 24-hour emergency room.  Supported in part by the United Mission to Nepal.  Some expatriate medical personnel on staff.
Ph.: 977-1-552-2266, 552-2278, 552-2295

SHAHID GANGALAL NATIONAL HEART CENTER (SGNHC) 

Located in Bansbari, Kathmandu.  Specializes in cardio care.  24-hour emergency and ambulance services, CCU, and ICU available.  Outpatient diagnostic services available Sunday through Friday.
Ph.: 977-1-4371322, 4371374
Email: sgnhc@sgnhc.org.np
Website:        http://www.sgnhc.org.np

TRIBHUVAN UNIVERSITY TEACHING HOSPITAL (TUTH)

Located in Maharajgunj, Kathmandu. Intensive care unit, in-patient and surgical facilities, 24-hour emergency room. 
Ph. 977-1-441-2303, 441-2404, 441-2505, 441-2808

Hospitals outside Kathmandu

KUNDE HOSPITAL

Provides basic health care in the Khumbu area.  Supported by the Hillary Trust.  Has expatriate physician and nurse.
Ph.: 977-38-640-053, 640-013

MANIPAL TEACHING HOSPITAL

Private hospital in Phulbari, Pokhara with medical and comprehensive radiology services and 24-hour emergency room.  Provides medical services to travelers in Pokhara and Annapurna area.  Associated with Manipal hospital group in India.  No interventional cardiology available at this location.
Ph. 977-61‑526416 to 20

SHEER MEMORIAL HOSPITAL

Located in Banepa, on the road to Dhulikhel, in Kathmandu Valley.  Emergency care, surgery, and inpatient treatment.  Hospital supported by Seventh Day Adventist Church.  Several expatriate medical personnel on staff. 
Ph. 977-11‑661111, 661112

TEAM HOSPITAL

Located in Dandeldhura in Far Western Nepal.  Primarily supports Nepali residents.  Some expatriate medical personnel on staff.  Supported by a missionary group.
Ph. 977-96-420188, 420161

UNITED MISSION TO NEPAL HOSPITAL

Located in Tansen, Palpa District.  Provides medical services to the region south of Pokhara and travelers on the road to Bhairahawa.  Surgical and medical wards, laboratory, pharmacy and blood bank.  Some expatriate medical personnel on staff. 
Ph.: 977-75‑520489, 520041, 520111

WESTERN REGIONAL HOSPITAL

Pokhara's largest medical facility.  Basic emergency room and inpatient facilities.  The Inter Nepal Fellowship (INF) supports this facility.  Some expatriate medical personnel on staff.
Ph.: 977-61‑520461, 529066

SPECIALISTS AND PRIVATE PRACTICES

All contact information and their offices for the following specialists and general practitioners were current as of date mentioned above, but are subject to change. Doctors are listed alphabetically.  Contact the doctors or hospital directly for further information.

Physician’s Name:

Location:

Contact:

CARDIOLOGISTS 

Dr. Arun Maskey, Director

SGNHC, Bansbari

4371322/4371374

Dr. Bhagawan Koirala

TUTH, Maharajgunj

4412303/4412404

Dr. Bharat Rawat

NORVIC Hospital, Thapathali

425-8554

Dr. H.S. Sodhi

NORVIC Hospital, Thapathali

425-8554

Dr. Man Bahadur K.C. 

SGNHC, Bansbari

4371322/4371374

COUNSELORS

Dr. Bhogendra Sharma

Center for Victims of Torture (CVICT), Bansbari

4370996/4373020

Robin Contino (Individual, Family and Marital Counselor)

441-5932

Subrath Shrestha

520-3464

DENTISTS 

Dr. Mary Miller

CIWEC Dental Clinic, Lazimpat

444-0100

Dr. Neil Pandey

Healthy Smiles, Lazimpat

4444689/4420800

Dr. Prashanta Shrestha (Oral Surgeon)

B&B Hospital, Gwarko

5533206/5535739

DERMATOLOGISTS

Dr. Govinda Pokharel

NIC, Durbar Marg

4434642/4435357

Dr. Kamala Burathoki

Bir Hospital, Mahaboudha

5521768/4221988

ENDOCRINOLOGISTS

Dr. Jyoti Bhattarai

Tripureshwor

410-0506/7

ENT SPECIALISTS

Dr. Rakesh Prasad

Clinic, Anam Nagar

426-2555

GASTROENTEROLOGISTS

Dr. Pradeep Baidya

NORVIC Hospital, Thapathali

425-8554

GENERAL PHYSICIANS

Dr. David Kraklau

CIWEC Clinic, Lazimpat

4424111/4435232

Dr. Prativa Pandey

CIWEC Clinic, Lazimpat

4424111/4435232

Dr. Rasila Pradhan

CIWEC Clinic, Lazimpat

4424111/4435232

Dr. Ravi Vadlamudi

CIWEC Clinic, Lazimpat

4424111/4435232

Dr. Robin Ramsey

CIWEC Clinic, Lazimpat

4424111/4435232

Dr. Shyam Bahadur Pandey

NORVIC Hospital, Thapathali

425-8554

GENERAL SURGEONS

Dr. Jagadish Lal Baidya

B&B Hospital, Gwarko

5533206/5535739

Dr. Mahesh Khakurel

TUTH, Maharajgunj

4412303/4412404

Dr. Sunil Kumar Sharma

OM Hospital, Chabhil

4476225

INFECTIOUS DISEASE SPECIALISTS

Dr. Holly Murphy

CIWEC Clinic, Lazimpat

4424111/4435232

INTERNAL MEDICINE/FAMILY PRACTICE

Dr. Buddha Basnyat (Specialized in high altitude sickness)

NIC, Durbar Marg

443-4642

Dr. Gyan Krishna Kayastha

Patan Hospital, Lagankhel

552-2278

LABORATORIES

NRL

New Baneshwor

4784141,

Siddhi Poly Lab (Dr. I. L. Shrestha)

4410604 & 4414065

 

NEUROLOGISTS

Dr. Basant Pant

NORVIC Hospital, Thapathali

425-8554

Dr. Upendra Devkota

NEURO Hospital, Bansbari

437-3850

OBSTETRICIANS AND GYNECOLOGISTS

Dr. Katrina Cunningham

Patan Hospital Private Clinic, Lagankhel

5522278/5522266

Dr. Meera Ojha

MEDICARE Hospital, Chabhil

446-7067

Dr. Suphatra Koirala

CIWEC and OM Hospital

4424111/4466178

Dr. Veena Shrivastava

NIC, Durbar Marg

4434642/4435357

OPTHALMOLOGISTS

Dr. Sagun Joshi

TUTH, Maharajgunj

472-0694/5

Dr. Sanduk Ruit

Tilganga Eye Center, Tilganga

4493775/4245746

Dr. Suman Thapa

Sudristi Eye Clinic

422-8531

ORTHODONTISTS

Dr. Krishna Chettri (Dental Surgeon)

Kasthamandap Dental Clinic, Baneshwor Height

448-8756

ORTHOPEDISTS

Dr. Ashok Banskota

B&B Hospital, Gwarko

5533206/5535739

Dr. Babu Kaji Shrestha

B&B Hospital, Gwarko

5533206/5535739

Dr. Chakra Raj Pandey

Medicare Hospital, Chabhil

446-7067

PEDIATRICIANS

Dr. Anu Amatya

Kopila Clinic, Lalitpur

5542767/5551109

Dr. Kishor Pandey

CIWEC Clinic, Lazimpat

4424111/4435232

PHYSIOTHERAPISTS

Rajesh Singh

MEDICARE Hospital, Chabhil

446-7067

PSYCHIATRISTS

Dr. Arun Kumar (Child Psychiatrist)

CIWEC Clinic, Lazimpat

4424111/4435232

Dr. B. B. Sharma

Medicare Hospital, Chabhil

446-7067

Dr. D. M. Shrestha

447-0586

RADIOLOGISTS

Dr. Ram Kumar Ghimire

Meter Radiology & Imaging (MRI), Naxal

4423805/4435200

Dr. Saroj Prakash Chataut

NORVIC hospital, Thapathali

425-8554

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Date Modified:
2013-03-11