Vienna - Post Report Question and Answers

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

Quality of healthcare has been good in my experience. I don't think you would need to be medically evacuated from here. - Sep 2022

A lot of people have bad allergies in Vienna, but I was fine. Medical care is very high quality but as an expat you have to use the private network, where I found that they tended to be very pro-invasive procedures. As a primarily Catholic country, abortion is not available past a certain period; I had a friend who had an extremely traumatic stillbirth as a result. - Sep 2021

The quality of medial care is excellent. All the doctors and nurses are qualified and we did not have any issues. There is a children's hospital, called St. Anna's in the 9th district. We took our son there in the middle of the night twice and had quality care. - Feb 2019

Allergies can be an issue; I also found that colds tended to make more rounds and hit everyone more than I was accustomed to seeing in the US. Medical care is excellent and shockingly affordable; many people (including us) choose to give birth in Vienna, since they give you a week in the hospital (including all kinds of training and medical checks for handling a newborn) for about the same price of a day in the US. Only in extremely serious or complicated medical situations did it seem to make sense to go to the US for medical care. - Jul 2018

Medical care is of high quality in general. Those with private insurance have the luxury of scheduling appointments and not having to endure possibly long wait times. - Nov 2017

As mentioned above in the air quality question, my biggest health concern is the second hand smoke. Seriously, it is SO bad here. My pregnant friends don't like to walk around busy streets because of it and I'm so tired of taking my kids to the playground only to find a group of parents smoking next to the swings. We've used both public and private health care providers/hospitals and overall have been very happy with the care received. - Mar 2015

Good quality medical care through excellent doctors and hospital. - Jul 2014

Medical care is excellent here. The Embassy has a great MED unit and many doctors here speak excellent English. - Aug 2013

Health care is very good, but not all doctors, nurses, technicians, etc. speak English. - May 2013

Water and air are fine and there is a constant army of men cleaning the streets each day. I've heard of some pretty fine treatment in hospitals as well - cappuccinos and massages in your hospital bed. - Jan 2013

Excellent. People are medevac'd to Vienna. I had several friends who had babies there, and they had very good experiences. - Aug 2011

Tick-borne encephalitis. If you hike, camp or like to be outside, do your homework and read up on the vaccinations, which, btw, are not FDA approved, if that concerns you. Allergies are bad here. - Aug 2011

Excellent medical care is available. Excellent dental care is available 1 hour away in Hungary (e.g. dental tourism). - Aug 2009

High quality medical care. - Aug 2009

Top-notch medical care here, but not the same medical infrastructure we have in the US. private doctors' offices would be much the same, but hosptials can be just a bit more spartan in design. However, I would say the care is as good as anywhere. - Jul 2009

None. - May 2008

Very good medical care. The Embassy Health Unit is really great too. - Apr 2008

No health concerns. High quality medical care. - Jan 2008


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