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Most medications are cheaper in Korea than in Western countries, even without the national health insurance. It is important to note that Korean insurance does not cover what it considers "proactive" or "unnecessary" medications that don't apply to an immediate health concern. For example, if you test positive for a UTI, the antibiotics are covered. If you want antibiotics in case of a UTI on a weekend or when you are traveling, you will pay out of pocket. These out-of-pocket antibiotics will still only cost less than 10,000 won. These "unnecessary" types of medications also include sleep aids and anything mental health related.
 
Most medications are cheaper in Korea than in Western countries, even without the national health insurance. It is important to note that Korean insurance does not cover what it considers "proactive" or "unnecessary" medications that don't apply to an immediate health concern. For example, if you test positive for a UTI, the antibiotics are covered. If you want antibiotics in case of a UTI on a weekend or when you are traveling, you will pay out of pocket. These out-of-pocket antibiotics will still only cost less than 10,000 won. These "unnecessary" types of medications also include sleep aids and anything mental health related.
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* [http://www.mediflower.co.kr/eng/sub_010101.html Medi-Flower OB/GYN Clinic] - Recommended. Located next to the Seoul National University of Education Metro stop. The female Korean doctor speaks English.
 
* [http://www.mediflower.co.kr/eng/sub_010101.html Medi-Flower OB/GYN Clinic] - Recommended. Located next to the Seoul National University of Education Metro stop. The female Korean doctor speaks English.
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* Miz Medi Hospital - Recommended. Located next to the Daechi Metro stop. They often take care of random other health needs, e.g. vitamin shots, for patients who are in for reproductive health purposes. The female Korean doctor, Dr. Yum, speaks perfect English. The phone number is 02-3467-3796. https://www.mizmedi.com/eng/main/main.asp
 
* Miz Medi Hospital - Recommended. Located next to the Daechi Metro stop. They often take care of random other health needs, e.g. vitamin shots, for patients who are in for reproductive health purposes. The female Korean doctor, Dr. Yum, speaks perfect English. The phone number is 02-3467-3796. https://www.mizmedi.com/eng/main/main.asp
    
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At a reputable women's clinic, some example of service costs without national insurance coverage:
 
At a reputable women's clinic, some example of service costs without national insurance coverage:
 
Sonogram- 60,000 won
 
Sonogram- 60,000 won
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Vitamin D shot- 15,000 won
 
Vitamin D shot- 15,000 won
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If you qualify for national insurance within one week of your services, you have 7 days to go back to most clinics and get a refund because the clinic can retroactively charge the national insurance plan. This information is based on the Miz Medi clinic in Daechi, Seoul.
 
If you qualify for national insurance within one week of your services, you have 7 days to go back to most clinics and get a refund because the clinic can retroactively charge the national insurance plan. This information is based on the Miz Medi clinic in Daechi, Seoul.
  

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