Algiers - 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?

Low quality medical care, would not go for anything invasive. - Oct 2020


Medevac is used for anything serious that cannot be treated/resolved in the health unit. - Oct 2020


No unusual health concerns, it's a good post in that way. Local medical care is not that good, anything requiring serious attention will need medevac. - Sep 2019


Any medical or dental care beyond the very basics requires medical evacuation to Europe or the US. - Mar 2019


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 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 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 2014


Embassy has a local doctor and an American nurse. - Oct 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 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 2008


Private clinics are ok, but for seriuos problems going overseas is advised. - May 2008


Care is only okay here; car accidents are a major concern. - Mar 2008


There's a Doctor on staff at the Embassy and a good pediatrician at the Lebanese Embassy. - Mar 2008


Post has a local doctor who is good. I haven't had to visit any off post med centers. - Feb 2008


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