How to look for off-campus health care?
If you prefer visiting a medical practitioner off-campus, you have several choices (though the cost is generally higher)
- Private doctors treat non-emergency patients by appointment during regular office hours, typically 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Minor emergency clinics do not require licenses and are usually open on weekends and holidays.
- In case of a severe emergency, go to the nearest hospital emergency room - by ambulance if necessary. Hospital emergency rooms are designed to treat life-threatening ailments; this is typically the most expensive place to receive care.
- If you need to use a medical facility but are uncomfortable with your English skills, ask a friend to go with you. Proper communication is essential very!