Medical Services in Chiang Mai

Sawadee Khrap

Nu was just at McCormick Hospital for his motorcycle accident and I have used Chiang Mai Ram 1 several times,  Here is a great list of Services for Chiang Mai.  but from what I am told by the locals is that: 

Maharaj Hospital  (Suan Dok Hospital)

should be the first place to go. 

Many Expats have told me of the great service they have received at Maharaj and that they also have the best pricing available. 

For example, my friend, Toivo and his partner Thip say;

 “I have (unfortunately) had a lot of experience with them, and have to say that the service has been top notch.  Thip’s stay last week with two Doc exams, two injections, hourly BP checks and a Private room with AC, Fridge, Bathroom, and guest beds was under a 100 bucks USA.  Amazing……  OH, and that included breakfast and lunch for the both of us. 

If you go to the 13th floor of the building with the emergency entrance  (The one nearest Suthep Road) at Maharaj Hospital, you end up in the Special Medical Services Center where lots of people speak English.   For a tour or an appointment, contact Kuhn Kessini at:

phone:  081-681-1616 after 9 AM.”



Here’s some links to a little history of the hospital – and an Expats discussion group on the subject.  And a map  (also shows other Chiang Mai University sites).

I will set an appointment after Songkran to take a tour and set this as the primary hospital we use.


(Ya, that’s right – Songkran will be this 13,14,15th Thai New Year – Sawadee Pee Mai  and the famous “water festival”.  I’ll be at Central Shopping Center to capture the action  – stay tuned for more photos.)




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Max & Nookie’s leaving party

Sawadee Khrap

Tuesday night we went to Max and Nookie’s going back home to Germany party.  Max had reserved a table at the ‘Spirit House’ and many of his friends came for a farewell dinner.  Max took some shots and sent them to me so I thought I’d post them here:  I’ll leave the names out but I am sure you will be seeing more of these boys in the up and coming events around Chiang Mai in the future.  SUBMIT A COMMENT if you would like more information.

Max and Nookie are due back to Chiang Mai in Oct, but I will look forward to seeing and posting many of his photos from Berlin and around Germany – keep them coming Max and have a safe trip   ******

Here’s some party shots:

6 CM Abschluss-essen 8 CM Gabby Jens Teddy16 CM Gabby Jens Teddy





19 CM Abschluss-essen21 CM Frank Nu Nooky1 CM friend Gabby






12 CM Nooky J Gabby

P.S.  They have remodeled the front of the ‘Spirit House’ and it looks great – I know they spent a lot of time getting it done – maybe this explains why the food was not up to the restaurant’s usual quality – and they also added a misting device to act as air-conditioning – too strong, several quests, including Nu and I, made comments that after dinner we had to go have a shower – too much water (mist) in both food, clothes and atmosphere.  — hopefully better next time.


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