Healthcare in Doha

Medicines, Hospitals in Doha

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Hospitals in Qatar

There are many types of health facilities in Qatar: hospitals, first aid units, and medical clinics. Medical charges vary from clinic to clinic. If you are a resident of Doha you should bring your Health Card with you to all visits. To find your nearest health center you can use Qatar's Supreme Council of Health's Online Directory. This directory also lists operating times and facilities at each healthcare institution in Doha.

The emergency number in Qatar is 999. Call 999 to request an ambulance for emergency medical cases.

Public Hospitals in Qatar

Hamad General Hospital
A government-owned (HMC) facility that offers a 24-hour emergency room and a broad range of speciality services
Location: Rayyan Road, Doha
Phone: +974 4439 4444
Emergency phone: +974 4434 2421, 4434 2422 (adults)
Pediatric emergency centres at Hamad General: +974 4439 6001/4439 6002 (Al Saad) and +974 4467 7672/4467 7674 (Al Airport) and +974 4481 9989 (Al Rayyan) and +974 4412 9488 (Al Daayen)

Al Khor Hospital
Located in northern Qatar, government-owned and operated by HMC.
Phone: +974 4474 5303
Obstetrics/Gynaecology/Emergency Department Phone: +974 4474 5158/5159

National Centre for Cancer Care and Research
Government-run (HMC) facility
Phone: +974 4439 7178/7179/7277

Women's Hospital
Government-run (HMC) facility
Emergency phone: +974 4439 3299/3295

Al Rumailah Hospital
Government-run (HMC) facility
Phone: +974 4439 2222

Public Clinics in Qatar

Abu Bakar Clinic
Phone: +974 4468 1785

Abu Hamour Health Centre
Phone: +974 4469 1261

Airport Health Centre
Phone: +974 4467 5633

Al Gharrafa Health Centre
Phone: +974 4488 6348

Al Montaza Health Centre
Phone: +974 4443 5784

Apollo Clinic
Phone: +974 4441 8441

Al Jazira Polyclinic
Phone: +974 4435 1155

Al Rafa Polyclinic
Phone: +974 4444 0499

Al Shahaniya Clinic
Phone: +974 4471 8995

Al Shefa Polyclinic
Phone: +974 4466 0330

Doha Chiropractic Centre
Phone: +974 4456 0012

Elaj Medical Center
Phone: +974 4443 1254

Euro Clinic
Phone: +974 4444 0156

Elites Medical Complex
Phone: +974 4467 3043

Qatar Medical Center
Phone: +974 4444 0606

Umm Bab Health Center
Phone: +974 4471 1704

West Bay Health Center
Phone: +974 4438 7788

Private Clinics & Hospitals in Qatar

Doha Clinic Hospital
Many expatriates go to the Doha Clinic Hospital, a small private hospital that provides emergency care as well as a range of inpatient and outpatient services.
Location: New Al-Mirqab Street, Al Sadd, Doha
Phone: + 974 4438 4333
Emergency phone: +974 4435 5999

Al Ahli Hospital
Location: Ahmed Bin Ali Street, Wadi Al Sail, Doha
Phone: +974 4489 8406
Emergency phone: +974 4489 8804/5/6

Al Emadi Hospital
Phone: +974 4489 8888

American Hospital
Phone: +974 4442 1999

Family Medical Center
Phone: +974 4431 0707

Pharmacies in Qatar

You can search for your nearest pharmacy in Doha on Qatar's Supreme Council of Health's Online Pharmacy Directory. This directory also supplies a list of 24-hour pharmacies in the city, including

  • Arafa Pharmacy (near Qatar Airways Building)
  • Wellcare Pharmacy in Mina (Inside Al Nayef Petrol Station)
  • Meeqat (Near Wakra Health Center)
  • Khulood Pharmacy (Markhia R/A near Burger King)
  • Hayat Pharmacy (Najma Street)
  • Khalid Pharmacy (Al Wakra Main Road)

Qatar Health Card holders can purchase prescription drugs at heavily subsidized rates. If you do not have a Qatari Health Care, be sure to have adequate health insurance, or you may end up paying a lot for your prescriptions.

Not all prescription drugs are available in Qatar. To check on the availability of your medicine, visit the Supreme Council of Health's web site's approved drug list.

Update 24/03/2017


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