Medical insurance in Armenia
Whether you’re contemplating traveling to or are already living in Armenia, buying the right health insurance plan can help cover medical costs that may occur. Pacific Prime can help you find the ideal plan for your unique requirements and budget. Click below to get a free quote or keep reading to learn more about health insurance in Armenia.
Healthcare in Armenia
Armenia is one of the safest countries to visit in the region. Due to minimal health precautions, travelers are simply advised to maintain the same level of caution as they would while traveling through Europe.
Yerevan has some excellent medical facilities. However, they can be very basic in remote areas. Additionally, most doctors or nurses don’t speak English, which can make it difficult to communicate if you don’t speak Armenian or Russian.
Armenia health-related travel advice
Even though you aren’t required to get any vaccinations for Armenia, the following vaccines are recommended:
- Measles, mumps, and rubella
- Tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis
- Varicella (chickenpox)
- Hepatitis A and B
It’s best to see a doctor four to eight weeks prior to departure since some vaccines don’t guarantee immunity for two weeks.
Other health-related travel tips include:
- Stick to bottled water outside of Yerevan.
- While traveler’s diarrhea is rare, it can occur if one eats undercooked meat.
Armenia health insurance options
Some insurers won’t include Armenia in a health insurance plan for Europe. It is also rare for insurers to offer coverage along the borders with Azerbaijan and Iran, or trips to Nagorno-Karabakh.
Even though simple medical procedures can be cheap, it’s best to look for an insurance policy that pays directly to the medical facility instead of requiring you to pay upfront and claim later on. If you need to claim later, be sure to get a doctor’s medical report and keep all documentation. Always carry proof of insurance on you to avoid any delays in emergency situations.
How to find the best private health insurance in Armenia
Pacific Prime offers consultation and a wide range of policies to meet your individual needs should you plan to travel to Armenia. We have a variety of healthcare plans and travel insurance policies for you to choose from, along with possible benefit packages including dental, maternity, inpatient, outpatient, and more.