Health

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Before you go

Pack medications in their original, clearly labeled containers. A signed and dated letter from your physician describing your medical conditions and medications (using generic names) is also a good idea. If carrying syringes or needles, be sure to have a physician's letter documenting their medical necessity. If you have a heart condition, bring a copy of your ECG taken just prior to travelling.


If you take any regular medication, bring double your needs in case of loss or theft. In most Central Asian countries you can buy many medications over the counter without a doctor's prescription, but it can be difficult to find some of the newer drugs, particularly the latest antidepressant drugs, blood pressure medications and contraceptive methods.


Make sure you get your teeth checked before you travel - there are few good dentists in Central Asia.

If you wear glasses take a spare pair and your prescription.


Insurance

Even if you are fit and healthy, don't travel without health insurance - accidents do happen. Declare any existing medical conditions you have - the insurance company will check if your problem is pre-existing and will not cover you if it is undeclared. You may require extra cover for adventure activities such as rock climbing. If you're uninsured, emergency evacuation is expensive. Make sure you keep all documentation related to any medical expenses you incur.


Availability of health care

Health care throughout Uzbekistan is well developed. In case of emergency, you may go to the nearest hospital and get medical care.


Self-treatment may be appropriate if your problem is minor (e.g. traveller's diarrhea), you are carrying the relevant medication and you cannot attend a recommended clinic. If you think you may have a serious disease, especially malaria, travel to the nearest quality facility immediately to receive attention. It is always better to be assessed by a doctor than to rely on self-treatment.


Name Phone Address
1 Zdorov'e Vsem 252-7117, 256-3581 12B, Afrosiab Str.
2 Life Style Health Centre of Dedeman Silk Road Tashkent Hotel 234-8585 C4 7/8, Amir Temur Str.
3 Oazis-Asaka Elit Club 291-6402, 291-6453 23, Fargona Yoli Str.
4 "Agroton-Equestrian" Center 180-8050 54, Dadakhodjaev Str.
5 As Health 252-7117 12B, Afrosiab Str.
6 "Asakal Ukuz" Complex 291-6453 23, Farhona Str.
7 Center Nazarova 268-3889 66, Sharaf-Rashidova Str.
8 Doctor Kim 233-0307 bld. 12, Izmaylova Str.
9 Expo Shark-Binita 253-6270 bld. 48, Chilanzar-1 Str.
10 Health Club of Hotel InterContinental Tashkent 120-7000 107A, Amir Temur Str.