Onlychaam.com > Cha-Am > Information for tourists > Health and emergency
Cha-Am: additional information for tourists
Health and emergency
There is a hospital in Cha-Am, as well as several clinics and pharmacies. Other hospitals can be found in Phetchaburi and Hua Hin, especially the Bangkok Hospital which is the brand new first class hospital in the region.
For more general information about Health and Safety, see our FAQ about Thailand
Hospitals in Cha-am and Phetchaburi
Cha-Am Hospital is on Khlong Thian road, in the north of Cha-Am. If you go by yourself and come from the beachfront, take Narathip road then turn right at the Family Mart, a few yards before Phetkasem road (the main road from Bangkok to Hua Hin). Go straight, pass the junction and you will find the hospital on the right side of the road.
Cha-Am hospital is a small hospital in a small city, it's barely OK if you have an open wound or you've just been bitten by some animal and you require a basic and urgent treatment. But if you need any further care, you should go to a hospital in Hua Hin or Phetchaburi. The closest hopitals in Phetchaburi are Petcharat Hospital (on Phetkasem road, at Phetchaburi junction) and Muangphet Thonburi Hospital, also known as Phet-Thon (on Phetkasem road, close to Big C).
There are also clinics in Cha-Am, two of them being located on Narathip road, on either side of the junction with Phetkasem road.
Hospitals in Hua Hin
There is a public hospital in Hua Hin (located between soi 10 and soi 12), and the Bangkok Hospital opened in 2011 (located near soi 94). The opening of the Bangkok Hospital meant good news to all the people who couldn't wait to see a real, first class hospital in the area. It is expensive, of course, but it is highly recommended.
Bangkok Hospital in Hua Hin
If you stay in Thailand, it may be useful to write down these numbers.
Police and general emergency call - 191
Bangkok Hospital in Hua Hin - 1719
Medical emergency call - 1669
Fire - 199
Tourist Police - 1155
Highway Police - 1193
Ambulance and Rescue - 1554
Crime suppression - 1195
National Disaster Warning Centre - 1860 or 192
Cha-am municipality - 1132
Tourist Information Inquiry - 1672
The main police station is located at the western end of Narathip road, near the train station and the main Post office. A smaller station can be found at the other end of Narathip road, on the beachfront.
The main police station