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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?

There is a medical center at the embassy and local doctors (for teeth, eyes, etc.) are also very competent in my experience. I've heard of very few evacuations.

Otherwise, it's advisable to wash your veggies with vinegar (but that should really be done anywhere in the world) and not to eat street meat. The water from the tap is safe in all big Moroccan cities, though bottled water is very available. - Oct 24, 2017

Local medical care is adequate, with some doctors and specialists trained in Europe and able to speak English. The embassy evacuates most non-minor medical issues to London for treatment.

The biggest risk of injury is motor vehicle accidents. There are no real risks of malaria or dengue, and with vaccinations recommended by the CDC, you should be protected against most other communicable diseases. - Oct 23, 2017

Local care is adequate but not great. - Aug 29, 2017
Dismal medical care here. The providers all believe they are on par with Europe but they ARE NOT even close. Chiropractic and massage is sub-par. This post has a lot of MedEvacs. Dental is FANTASTIC here, and very inexpensive. - Jul 20, 2014
The American Embassy currently has a good medical unit, although that might vary based on the quality of the person in charge. There is a solid range of specialists for various complaints, many of whom speak English. If you need something significant done, you get medevaced. The only major concern is emergencies -- if you have a car accident and need life-saving trauma care, the quality of ambulances and emergency rooms is not reassuring. But you could say that about most any non-1st World country. - Nov 17, 2011
Med unit was awesome. - Nov 16, 2011
None. - Sep 18, 2011
Black mold is an issue in just about every house. Embassy HU is good. The local clinics are decent, but using them can be difficult with no language skills. - Apr 8, 2010
Good clinic at the embassy. No encounters personally with medical in town but I've heard no complaints. I've had good dental experiences here for VERY good prices! - Jun 3, 2008