The medical facility network in Morocco includes 122 hospitals, 2,400 health centers, and 4 university clinics. There is a need for more facilities and supplies as most are not properly maintained and lack adequate capacity to meet nation's needs. There are some private care facilities that offer better standards, but they usually cost more than the average Moroccan can afford.
There is public ambulance service that is available by dialing 15. You can also use private ambulance companies which offers more reliable, but much more expensive, service.
General pharmacies in Casablanca operate Monday to Friday 8:30 to 12:30 and 15:30 to 20:00; Saturday 8:30 to 13:00. Most commonly used medicines can be found in Morocco, but some of the newer prescription medications may not be available. It may be extremely difficult to obtain medications in rural areas. Pharmacy hours are regulated and it may be difficult to find one open during the weekend.
Pharmacies are open after hours on a roster system. A list of open pharmacies are posted on the front door.
With so much to deal with before leaving your home country, (taxes, moving house, paperwork etc.) the careful planning of your expatriation to Casablanca is an essential step. As far as healthcare is concerned, your local social security scheme won’t be accompanying you to your host country and, once abroad, you might be surprised by the care system you find in Morocco. So, before leaving, make sure you have appropriate cover!
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Designed for either short or long stays, APRIL International’s insurance policies offer protection against any problems that might arise before departure or during your time in Morocco: cancelling your trip, medical expenses following an illness or accident, needing to be repatriated, causing damage to a third party or losing your luggage.
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