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

Great medical and dental care available at very reasonable prices. - Sep 2020

My youngest daughter has constant respiratory issues while there. Dust, olive pollen, mold and pests in home. I would not recommend coming here with severe asthma or other respiratory problems. - Sep 2018

I can't think of any. Medical care is good. Pregnancies usually require a medevac. - Sep 2018

Health care is excellent, some expats choose to stay here to give birth. The US embassy has a great medical unit and there are specialists for referrals. - Mar 2017

This is a medical tourism destination, so there is great medical care. - Jul 2016

Allergies. Worrying about being injured in a car accident due to crazy drivers. Good medical care locally. We've been pleased. Doctors take their time with you and call for follow up later. - Mar 2016

The Med Unit at the Embassy is great and the hospitals are fine--lots of expat women have babies here. - Mar 2016

no concerns, and there are hospitals and doctors available. Braces are much cheaper here. I went to a local orthodontist trained in Russia and paid $1700. Others have paid up to $3000. - Nov 2015

There are decent hospitals in Amman for minor health problems. I wouldn't have anything major done here, however. Dental and orthodontia are cheap and good. - May 2015

I've gotten several stomach bugs and parasites from the water here. Medical care is decent but they tend to over-medicate (I've had antibiotics prescribed to me for viruses, which I can't seem to explain to my doctor doesn't make any sense). - Mar 2015

Amman is a medical tourism destination. Doctors of all sorts are found here and the quality is decent. Some medical issues still require medevac, and though MED prefers all women medevac for pregnancy delivery, many women give birth here. - Jul 2014

Air/allergies affect people the most. That said, Jordan has pretty good medical care and a lot of people come here for medical care from other countries. I know several people who have had babies here and thought it was great -- we also see a dentist here and a pediatrician who are great. - Mar 2014

You need to drink filtered/boiled water. You can find most of what you need for medical care here. - Dec 2013

Medical care is pretty good. - Aug 2013

Hit or miss. Jordan has many excellent specialists trained in the U.S. and U.K. The hospitals and clinics can look a little run down with cleanliness not always to U.S. standards. Your doctor will give you his or her cell phone number and actually answer your calls. - Jul 2013

A lot of allergies because dust is everywhere, as is pollen, in the spring. Medical care is plenty good for the basic stuff, but for anything major you are better off leaving the country. Dental care is good. Mental health services are virtually nonexistent (other than the embassy psychiatrist who travels a lot and is not at the embassy much because her position is regional). A number of people who have curtailed did so because of the lack of mental health services for either themselves or their kids. - May 2013

Health care is decent. Dental care is decent and not expensive. Lots of people have been getting their vision corrected and have been very happy with the results. It's about one-fourth of the cost in the States. I wouldn't have major surgery here, but everything else is good. Most doctors and dentists were trained in the US or UK. - Mar 2013

Pharmacies are numerous and you can get almost anything just for asking. Medical care is generally good, just remember that procedures pay. So pay attention to what is being done, and don't be afraid to ask, "Why?"We haven't had any problems, and we have made a few trips to ER. - Apr 2012

Knock on wood, we've never had any major issues. I know people that have had successful care here, and lots of people have had babies here. Personally, I wouldn't, but hey. For anything serious, I'd go back to the States or over to Israel. - Mar 2012

Medical care is excellent, some of the best in the region. You are still in the third world, however, and everyone deals with food-borne illness at some point. - Mar 2012

Americans tend to go to one hospital that has high quality medical care. - Aug 2011

The quality of medical care is generally okay, regarding physicians' knowledge, etc., but the hospitals can be close to unsanitary. My husband was hospitalized for three days and it was fine, but you have to close your eyes to the unsanitary actions of the nurses, etc. I would not choose to have any serious medical procedure done there. - Aug 2011

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