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  In Korea, the principle of 'seeking a doctor for medical treatment, buying medicine to find a pharmacist', and implementing a medical separation system.
  A prescription from the doctor must be obtained to purchase prescription drugs from the pharmacist.
Over-the-counter medicines (digestive medicine, pain killers, supplements etc.) may be bought at a pharmacist or convenience store.

Medical Departments by Symptom

Symptom Medical Department
For stomachaches or colds Internal Medicine
When a child is sick Pediatrics
For female diseases (cervical, breasts etc.) or pregnancy related matters Obstetrics
For eye problems Ophthalmology (Eye Specialist)
For problems with nose, throat or respiratory tract Ear-nose-and-throat (ENT) Specialist
For fractures and sprains Orthopedics
For toothaches Dentist

※ Take note in case of an emergency!
     If an emergency accident happens during public holidays or late at night when the clinics in the neighborhood are closed. Remember the telephone numbers below in case of an emergency or a sudden accident.

• Emergency Helpline ☏ 119
   Call 119 for help in the event of a sudden illness or accident.
   After identification of your location, an ambulance will be sent out to take you to the hospital for free. If medical    
   attention is required during public holidays or late at night, you will be sent to the emergency department of a 
   general hospital.

• Medical Call Center ☏ 1577-7129
   Offers medical consultation and translation for foreign patients in the event of an emergency
※ Available 24 hours in English, Japanese, Chinese, Russian and Arabian. 


Specialty Hospitals by Medical Department within Incheon

Specialization Hospital Address Website Telephone No.
Orthopedics 21 Segi Hospital 2, Jeonggak-ro,
Namdong-gu (Guwol-dong)
(Available in English, Chinese and Japanese)
Incheon Nanoori
156, Jangje-ro, Bupyeonggu
(Available in English, Chinese,
Japanese, Russian and Mongolian)
Hyundai UVIS
503, Dokbae-ro,
Michuhol-gu (Sungui-dong)
(Available in English and Chinese)
Himchan Hospital
78, Jangje-ro, Bupyeonggu
(Available in English, Chinese and Russian)
Hangil Eye
35, Bupyeong-daero,
(Available in English, Chinese,
Japanese and Russian)
Blue Eye center 497-5, Inha-ro,
Namdong-gu (Guwol-dong) (032)431-9999
Ear-nose and throat
DAIN ENT Hospital 1242, Gyeongwon-daero,
(Available in English, Chinese
and Russian)
Woori ENT Clinic 561, Michuhol-daero,
- (032)875-9453
Dentist CHUNG A Dental
729, Michuhol-daero,
- (032)862-9361
MISO Dental Clinic 501, Inha-ro, Namdong-gu (Guwol-dong) (032)432-2000
Hospital of Oriental
7, Bupyeong-daero 51
beon-gil, Bupyeong-gu
(Bupyeong-dong) (032)527-7575
Gil Oriental
Medical Hospital,
Gachon University
12, Dokjeom-ro 29beon-gil, Namdong-gu (Guwol-dong) (032)468-0330
Obstetrics Seoul Women's
771, Gyeongwon-daero,
(Available in Russian)
OB/GYN Clinic
926, Dangha-dong,
(Available in English, Chinese,
Japanese, Russian, Mongolian,
Indonesian and Vietnamese)

General Hospitals within Incheon

A medical institution mainly for hospitalized patients who require major surgeries or treatment for serious illnesses.
Though it charges relatively higher fees as compared to a regular hospital, it has a better medical team and the latest
health care facilities and equipment that enable more accurate medical examinations.
Hospital Address Website Telephone No.
Gachon University
Gil Medical Center
21, Namdong-daero 774beon-gil, Namdong-gu (Guwol-dong)
(Available in English, Chinese,
Russian and Mongolian)
Catholic Kwandong
University International St. Mary's Hospital
25, Simgok-ro 100beon-gil,
Seo-gu (Simgok-dong)
(Available in English, Chinese and Russian)
The Catholic University of Korea Incheon St. Mary's Hospital 56, Dongsu-ro, Bupyeong-gu (Bupyeong-dong)
(Available in English, Chinese and Russian)
Gumdan Top
General Hospital
5, Cheongma-ro 19beon-gil, Seo-gu (Dangha-dong) (032)590-0114
Na-Eun Hospital 23, Wonjeok-ro, Seo-gu
(Available in English, Chinese and Russian)
Bupyeong Serim
175, Bupyeong-daero, Bupyeong-gu (Cheongcheon-dong) 1899-9555
Incheon Medical
217, Bangchuk-ro, Dong-gu (Songnim-dong) (032)580-6000
Incheon Baek
214, Saetgol-ro, Dong-gu
(Songnim-dong) 1800-7070
Incheon Sarang
726, Michuhol-daero, Nam-gu (Juan-dong) (032)457-2030
Incheon Red
Cross Hospital
263, Woninjae-ro, Yeonsu-gu (Yeonsu-dong) (032)899-4000
Inha University Hospital 27, Inhang-ro, Jung-gu
(Available in English, Chinese,
Japanese and Russian)
Hallym Hospital 722, Jangje-ro, Gyeyang-gu (Jakjeon-dong) (032)540-9030

※ Global Health Care Specialty Hospitals within Incheon
    Some general hospitals in Incheon offer global health care services.
    Translation is provided for all medical procedures so that foreign patients who have trouble communicating 
    in Korean may receive medical treatment with ease.
  - Hospitals with Global Health Care Services (4 institutions)
    Catholic Kwandong University International St. Mary's Hospital, Gachon University Gil Medical Center, 
    Nasaret International Hospital and Inha University Hospital

※ Free health care services for foreigners
 • Eligibility : The homeless, migrant workers and their children (under 18 years old), foreign spouses who have not 
    acquired Korean nationality and their children, refugees and their children
 • Area of support : Inpatient care and outpatient day surgery fees
 • Medical institutions offering free health care services (8 institutions)
    Gumdan Top General Hospital, Na-Eun Hospital, Nasaret International Hospital, Sungmin Hospital, Incheon Medical
    Center, Incheon Red Cross Hospital, Hyundai UVIS Hospital and Hallym Hospital

Community Health Centers

As a public health care institution set up to improve regional public health, it provides health care at lower prices. Each regional health center offers a wide variety of services.

Community Health Centers within Incheon (by county (gun) / ward (gu))
District Address Website Telephone No.
Jung-gu 25, Chamoejeon-ro 72beon-gil, Jung-gu, Incheon (032)760-6010
Dong-gu 90, Seoksu-ro, Dong-gu, Incheon (032)762-4001
Nam-gu 25, Juanseo-ro, Nam-gu, Incheon (032)880-5310
Yeonsu-gu 13, Hambangmoe-ro, Yeonsu-gu, Incheon (032)749-8000
Namdong-gu 633, Sorae-ro, Namdong-gu, Incheon (032)464-4001
Bupyeong-gu 291, Buheung-ro, Bupyeong-gu, Incheon (032)509-8200
Gyeyang-gu 88, Gyesansae-ro, Gyeyang-gu, Incheon (032)450-4901
Seo-gu 39, Tagok-ro, Seo-gu, Incheon (032)560-5000
Ganghwa-gun 26-1, Chungnyeolsa-ro, Ganghwa-eup, Ganghwa-gun, Incheon (032)933-8013
Ongjin-gun 120, Maesohol-ro, Nam-gu, Incheon (032)899-3123

Oriental Medical Clinics

A type of health care institution that professionally performs oriental medical treatment.
Based on traditional Korean medical science, treatment methods such as acupuncture, herbal medicine, moxibustion and vital energy are mainly used.
In modern times, oriental medicine is used more for health promotion or as a supplementary treatment rather than a direct treatment of medical conditions.


'A pharmacy without rest days' website :
A place where a pharmacist prepares and sells medicine according to the doctor's prescription.
Over-the-counter medicines such as digestive medicine, nutritional supplements, vitamins, health drinks and common cold medicine etc. may be purchased at a pharmacy. Visit 'A pharmacy without rest days' website ( managed by the Korean Pharmaceutical Association to find out which pharmacies are opened at night or opened on public holidays.

※ Source : Guidebook for foreigners, daily living information in Incheon

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