The health costs in Morocco
In Morocco, the health system is made with the public sector and the private sector. While the public sector includes just over 2,500 health centers and nearly 144 hospitals, the private sector is made up of approximately 7,000 private practices and 450 clinics. Today, the Moroccan health system is in full reform, in particular with the generalization of health insurance. With such changes, nearly 8.5 million people now have access to decent care. So how is the the health costs in Morocco?
What are the health costs in Morocco?
If you plan to go to the doctor while you are on Moroccan soil, it is important that you have an idea of the opening hours of the medical offices, but also of the price of the consultation.
The schedules of Moroccan doctors
As for the opening hours of the doctors, know that they are ready to receive you:
Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. then from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.;
Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Note that you can also make an appointment with a doctor to examine you.
How much does a doctor’s consultation cost?
Regarding the price of the consultation, you should know that it amounts to:
100 to 120 dirhams or 8 or 10 euros for a consultation with the general practitioner;
120 to 200 dirhams are 10 or 15 euros for a consultation with a specialist.
Very few people know it, but in Morocco, the network of specialist doctors is vast and everyone has easy access to it.
How much does a dental consultation cost?
In case you would like to make an appointment with a Moroccan dentist, it is important to know that the prices vary from one office to another. Despite the fact that there is a national pricing, it is very low. Therefore, some firms decide on their own to double or triple the price of the consultation. According to the national tariff, the consultation is set at 17.50 dirhams. However, services such as the extraction of a tooth or caries treatment cost 400 dirhams and 600 dirhams respectively.
What about the quality of health in Morocco?
As far as the quality of care is concerned, it should be noted that it varies from one sector to another. When you go to private hospitals, you benefit from excellent care, but also from the services of dedicated caregivers. In addition, these establishments have the necessary equipment to carry out any type of intervention.
However, if you go to a public hospital, the quality of care is simply deplorable. Added to this is the fact that medical practices and other clinics are more concentrated in large cities such as Casablanca or Rabat.
For example, the cost of a caesarean performed in a public hospital is between 40,000 and 50,000 dirhams.
If you want to go to a doctor in Morocco, you should know that apart from the local languages, these professionals speak French or English, because most have studied abroad.
You need to obtain an health insurance that can cover your health costs in private clinics in order to access quality care. More information here
Emergency numbers Morocco
You should know the emergency numbers that can serve you at any time in Morocco:
Font: 19 and (from mobile): 112
Firefighters: 15 or 0524 43 04 15
Royal Gendarmerie: 177
Ambulance / Fire Brigade: 150
Vaccination for Morocco
To enter the Kingdom of Morocco, you must to carry out certain vaccines such as that against Hepatitis A and B, typhoid, whooping cough and measles or rabies. It depends on the season in which you go to Morocco or the duration of your stay.
Morocco therefore allows everyone to have access to care in public or private establishments but it’s better to get an health coverage to have access at the best clinics. You can take an insurance for expatriates for your stay in Morocco.