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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?

Embassy medical care was quite good. The local health system has some good facilities for testing, but for any serious treatment you'd want to go west, if only for language reasons. - Oct 19, 2017
Medical care tends to be good and some expats even elect to have surgeries at the hospitals here. Many opt to go back to the US for surgeries as well as to give birth, however. - Oct 7, 2016
The quality of medical care is lacking. Avoid it if you can. Dental is pretty good. - Jun 18, 2014
No but get your rabies shot if you run or ride a bike, as sometimes dogs are roaming and can be aggressive. - Sep 13, 2010
Medical care is okay, since Kazakhstan is trying to prove that it is a western country. The Embassy health unit is great. - Jul 20, 2008
No health concerns because of the cold climate. Medical care is not that great. There is an SOS clinic. Medevac is often the default. - Jan 29, 2008