Main medicine to heal the fever, flue, bites, headache you can find in supermarkets, small shops. In general pharmacies you can find some other medicine as well. But more specific medicine that doctor wrote you in recipe you can find mostly only in pharmacies that is inside hospitals, clinics or private doctor office.
Health institutions in Yogyakarta are public, private clinics, hospitals as well private doctors (mostly specialize on one medical field). In Yogyakarta there are many places but my list made by my experience, where I have been and got the medical treatment. Like I have Lithuanian travel insurance I went only to private places. But before going to any private place it’s better with you have at least 300 000 Rp or even better 500 000 Rp (like you need to pay for doctor check-in, medicine and analysis if will be done).
Klinic Gading 24 Jam (clinic)
Umum, dokter panggil, gigi&mulut, UGM. Labaratorium, ECG, rotgen.
Jl. Mayjend D.I. Panjaitan 25, Yogyakarta
Telp. (0274) 375396
Working hours – 24 hours
I visited here 3 doctors (because of bee bite, long lasting cough). The most professional is Dr. Winda (female). She doesn’t work here every day, so better to call to reception and get information when she will be in clinic. She speaks English fluently (another 2 doctors not so much).
For doctor visit I paid 42 000 Rp (other doctors’ visits costed here 27 000 Rp each). And medicine price depends on your diagnosis. As well I got all needed medical reports in English for my insurance company – no extra charge.
Process: you come to reception desk, show your ID, they make your patient ID and then you wait till they invite you to visit doctor. After visiting doctor you leave the recipe in the box on the reception desk and wait till they collect your medicine and invite you. Then the reception person explains you how to use medicine and give a bill to pay (for visiting, medicine and etc.).
Rumah sakit Bethesda (clinic, hospital)
Jl. Jend. Sudirman 70, Yogyakarta
Telp. (0274) 562246/586688
Working hours – 8-5pm (for main doctors), but there is emergency place which works 24 hours
I visited here only 1 doctor (because of bronchitis). Don’t remember the name, but the doctor (male) speaks good English. He works every day in different department (in the same hospital) and usually from 9:00 till 11:00 am.
For doctor visit I paid 130 000 Rp. For each analysis you need to pay extra. And medicine price depends on your diagnosis. As well I got all needed medical reports in English for my insurance company but such report cost extra 5 000 Rp.
Process: you come to information desk, take a waiting line number from device, fill the document (written in bahasa Indonesian) and waiting till your number will be shown on the screen. In reception desk they will make your patient ID and explain where the doctor cabinet is. You go there, show your patient ID for nurse, she/he check main your health condition and you wait till they invite you to visit doctor.
After visiting doctor you will get bill, you go to cash desk, pay for visit and copy of the bill bring back to the nurse.
Then you go to medicine desk in the box leave the original bill. After some time, they invite you and give you another bill for medicine (and return original bill for visiting doctor). You go again to cash desk pay for medicine and copy of the bill bring again to medicine desk. After some time they invite you and explain how to use all medicines.
Dr. H. Rikyanto, Sp. KK, M. Kes (private doctor)
Jl. Tentara Pelajar 10, Yogyakarta
(inside the “Apotik Bumija”)
Telp. (0274) 512209
Working hours – 6:30-8:00 pm (better to come at least ~20 min. earlier to be sure that you will get inside before working hours will end).
I visited this doctor because of skin problems. Doctor H. Rikyanto speaks English fluently.
For doctor visit I paid 70 000 Rp. For each analysis you need to pay extra. And medicine price depends on your diagnosis. As well I got all needed medical reports in English for my insurance company – no extra charge.
Process: the doctors assistant ask who is waiting the first and starts to create patient files for all the people who a waiting and put them to the line. Assistant every time invites each person. After visiting doctor, assistant gives you a bill for visiting – you need to pay for him. The recipe should be given for a pharmacy person and the wait till he invites you. He explains how to use medicine and give you a bill – you need to pay there for medicine.
Kimia Farma 2 (pharmacy)
Jl. Malioboro 123, Yogyakarta (near “Malioboro Mall”, in the opposite side)
Quite big pharmacy where you can find some European medicine.
In Yogyakarta there is international hospital (information in bahasa Indonesia) as well. I have never been there (because it’s quite expensive), but I heard that there treats with patients like kings or queens ;).
Or instead of going to doctors, you can try traditional Indonesian herbal medicine “Jamu”.
Do you have any experience with health institutions in Yogyakarta? Share it :)