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Language Barriers Push Foreigners to Big Hospitals

October 8, 2009

Contrary to Koreans, who can see a doctor at a neighborhood clinic for 3,000 won, foreigners often have to go to big hospitals because of, above all, language barriers they face at smaller ones.

Kristen Delaney, an English teacher from the United States who has lived here for two years, said general checkups at Itaewon’s International Health Clinic usually cost around 10,000 won.  But for more extensive appointments and procedures, she has paid anywhere from 300,000 to 400,000 won.

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