Public Health Care
The State of Qatar provides national health coverage for all residents of Qatar, by issuing a health card.
GU-Q helps international students to obtain and renew their health card. Qatari citizens and residents obtain and renew their own health card and provide a copy of it to SWCC upon admission to the university.
Public Hospitals (HMC)
Hamad General Hospital: 4439-4444
Hamad Emergency Department: 4439-2222
Hamad Women’s Hospital: 4439-6666
Hamad Psychiatric Hospital: 4439-5777
Primary Health Care Centers: 107
Al Gharrafa Primary Health Care: 4481-4843
Private Health Care
Private hospitals that provide outpatient and inpatient care are also available in Doha.
Students are responsible for making their own appointments, and may need to use supplementary private insurance to assist with the charges.
Frequently Asked Questions
Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) is the non-profit health care provider in Doha that manages Primary Health Care Centers. Primary Health Care Centers provide basic health, dental and vision care that are covered by the National (Hamad) Health Card with no or nominal fee. Supreme Council of Health in Qatar posts the location and visiting hours of Primary Health Care Centers. For making appointment in any Primary Health Care Center, call 107.
Al Gharrafat Primary Health Center is the newest and closest primary health care center to Education City and is located near Al Gharafa municipality and before Al Gharrafat Stadium. The center offers primary medical, dental, visual, and lab services. Students should take their valid National (Hamad) Health Card and passport and present these upon arrival. You do not need to make an appointment. A referral from a primary health care center is necessary for any specialized medical care provided by Hamad Hospital.
The Hamad Medical Corporation manages numerous hospitals, both specialized and general community, which provide outpatient and inpatient specialized care. Visit the Hamad Medical Corporation to learn more about the various hospitals and services offered, as well as find their contact information.
There is direct billing arrangement between some health care providers and the insurance arranged by GU-Q for those students who have the coverage. Please check with your insurance policy to find if the requested services are covered and if there is direct billing arrangement in place. For more information, please refer to Student Health Insurance.