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Are there any particular health concerns? What is the quality of available medical care? What medical conditions typically require medical evacuation?

Don't get sick here. If you feel sick get on a plane to France. That said x-rays are cheap and relatively easy. - Sep 19, 2016
Don't use local medical care. Ever. Get on a plane. Get out. The Embassy has a health unit that can handle routine stuff. - Jun 9, 2016
We get medevaced for anything but routine care, if that gives you any idea. (Again, ridiculous considering how rich the country is.) No general health concerns. - Mar 15, 2014
Embassy has a local doctor and an American nurse. - Oct 25, 2013
Medical care is decent, but not great. There are relatively few local health concerns. Sanitation is decent, and there are few if any endemic diseases. - Dec 18, 2011
The medical care was not up to International standards and you were advised to have a full cover insurance that included evacuation if necessary. - Sep 23, 2008
Private clinics are ok, but for seriuos problems going overseas is advised. - May 9, 2008
Care is only okay here; car accidents are a major concern. - Mar 4, 2008
There's a Doctor on staff at the Embassy and a good pediatrician at the Lebanese Embassy. - Mar 3, 2008
Post has a local doctor who is good. I haven't had to visit any off post med centers. - Feb 25, 2008