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

Updated February 2016.

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, but you may want to add additional tests.

From looking through this list, we have the impression that among the hospitals catering to an international clientele, Bangkok General Hospital offers the most comprehensive package at a similar price (when compared with Bumrungrad and BNH Hospital). When comparing prices with those end 2011, Bangkok General became substantially more expensive (about 5,000 baht). Data for Bangkok General are as listed beginning 2015, we could not find data for 2016 presently.

Screening includes a visit to 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.
Note : tests may be slightly different at different hospitals for certain items listed (like tumor markers).

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 the 'screening tests' in the Bangkok hospitals mentioned below. Inform yourself about it, and discuss with your physician, if you find yourself suitable for this exam.

Tests :
Bumrungrad
Hospital

(2016)

Comprehen-
sive Package*
Bangkok General
(2015)

Absolute
Package
**
BNH Hospital
(2014)


Luxury
Samitivej
Sukhumvit
(2014)


Advance
Gentleman***
Samitivej
Sukhumvit
(2014)


Advance
Lady
Bangkok Christian
(2016)


Check-up
45 years +
Blood Count
x
x
x
x
x
x
Fasting Blood
Sugar
x
x
x
x
x
x
Lipid Profile
x
x
x
x
x
x
Kidney function
x
x
x
x
x
x
Liver function
x
x
x
x
x
x
Thyroid function
x
x
x
x
x
Hepatitis
Screening
x
x
No
No
No
Tumor markers
x
x
x
x
x
Urine exam
x
x
x
x
x
x
Stool exam
x
x
x
x
x
x
Electrocardiogram
x
x
x
x
x
x
Exercise stress
test OR echocardiogram
x
(male)
Only exercise test
x
(male)
Only exercise
test
No
Add : Echo : 3,000 baht
Exercise test :
2.500 baht
(prices end 2011)
Stress test AND
echocardiogram
Chest X-ray
x
x
x
x
x
x
Whole abdomen
ultrasound
x
x
x
x
x
x
Mammogram and
Ultrasound Breasts
x
(female)
x
(female)
x

x
(mammogram)

Add : 3,200 for mammogram
and ultrasound
(prices end 2011)
PAP smear
x
x
x
x
x
Eye exam
x
x
x
x
x
Ear, nose and
throat exam
Dental screening
x
x
Hearing screening
x
ABI
(vascular
screening)
x
x
x
Carotid Duplex
x
Bone Density  
x
(female)
x
     
Pelvic exam
(females)
x
x
x
(pelvic exam)
  No?
x
(pelvic exam)
PRICE (discounted)****:
20,500-
23,200
17,900-22,900
26,500-27,500
14,000
14,500
9,200

* : Males, or females older than 40 years. ** Males or females older than 50 years. *** Notice that males get an eye and dental exam, females not (in their package) **** As mentioned on website February 2016, or as previously available.