Medical Check-Ups in Bangkok's Hospitals - Comparisons of Packages

Updated January 2019 (all hospitals seems to have updated their data recently)

See also : Recommended current health screening recommendations, according to U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) and other reputed organizations. We also point out how the recommended tests differ or are viewed differently than in the screening packages offered in Bangkok.

Below you see a comparison of extensive general health screening packages at Bumrungrad Hospital, Bangkok General Hospital, BNH Hospital and Bangkok Christian Hospital.
The package at Bangkok Christian is the cheapest and appears good value, but you may want to add additional tests.

The packages below are all centered on adults between 40 and 50 years of age. Other packages may be more limited or more extensive, depending on age. In our opinion, tests in health screening packages have not become substantially more expensive over maybe the last 7, 8 years or so, since we started compiling these data. That said, some packages may have slightly different contents than a few years ago, making comparisons not 100 % accurate. On the other hand, overall prices for medical and surgical procedures, medications, have gone up a lot over the last decade.

Screening also includes a visit with a physician, which in our opinion is your chance to make a mark, and inform about specific health issues and worries. You also can receive a medical summary of the results.

Add-on : According to the American Cancer Society, screening is recommended for colorectal cancer in men and women older than 50. This includes, besided regular test for occult blood in the stools, a rather invasive and also expensive colonoscopy every ten years. [There are alternatives to this latest test]. This major exam is not included in any of these 'screening tests' in the Bangkok hospitals mentioned below. We also noted they are not necessarily included for older subjects in more expensive packages. If you feel you may need these exams, talk to your physician.

Tests :
Bumrungrad
Hospital

(2019)

Comprehen-
sive Package*
Bangkok General
(2019)

Executive
Package*
BNH Hospital
(2018)


Exclusive Program**
Samitivej
Sukhumvit***
(2019)


Healthy Life Program
under 40 years of age
Bangkok Christian
(2019)


Check-up
45 years +
(Health 4 & 5)
Blood Count
x
x
x
x
x
Fasting Blood
Sugar
+ HbA1C
x
x
x
x
x
Lipid Profile
x
x
x
x
x
Kidney function
x
x
x
x
x
Liver function
x
x
x
Partial
x
Thyroid function
x
x
x
No
No
Hepatitis
Screening
x
No
No
No
No
Tumor markers
x
x
x
CEA,
Alpha Feto
x
Urine exam
x
x
x
x
x
Stool exam
x
x
x
x
x
Electrocardiogram
x
x
x
x
x
Exercise stress
test OR echocardiogram
x
(male: only exercise
test )
Only exercise test,
also females
x
(male)
No
Ask if possible
to add
Stress test AND
echocardiogram
Chest X-ray
x
x
x
x
x
Whole abdomen
ultrasound
x
x
x

Upper abdomen
only for men ;
complete abdomen
for women

x
Mammogram and
Ultrasound Breasts
x
(female)
x
(female)
x
No
Ask if possible
to add
PAP smear (females)
x
x
x
x
x
Eye exam
x
x
No
No
No
Ear, nose and
throat exam
Dental screening
Hearing screening
x
ABI
(vascular
screening)
No
x
x
x
No
Carotid Duplex
Bone Density  
x
   
Pelvic exam
(females)
x
x
x
(pelvic exam)
 
x
(pelvic exam)
PRICE
22,000(M)-
24,000 (F)
16,500 (M)-
22,200 (F)
19,900 (M)
-21,000 (F)
8,000 (M)-
11,500 (F)
8,230 (M)-
8,730 (F)

* : Males, or females older than 40 years. There are more comprehensive (a lot of hormone level measurements) at higher prices.** Also includes consult with gastroenterologist (?) ***Interestingly, Samitivej advises a cheaper (and less extensive) package for people in the 40 to 50 years bracket.