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List Of Medical Resources

U.S. Embassy Tbilisi, Georgia
Consular Section
29 Georgian-American Friendship Avenue
List updated in October 2023

USEFUL WEBSITES:

Embassy of the United States in Tbilisi, Georgia: https://ge.usembassy.gov/

Center for Disease Control and Prevention – https://www.cdc.gov/
U.S. Department of State website – www.travel.state.gov

The number for Tbilisi city ambulance is: 112
Please note that the dispatcher speaks Georgian and Russian, but will transfer a call to an English-speaking operator.

Health Information

For emergency services in Georgia, dial 112 (the equivalent of 911 in the United States)

Ambulance services are not widely available outside Tbilisi and training and availability of emergency responders may fall below U.S. standards. Ambulances are not equipped with state-of-the-art medical equipment. Injured or seriously ill travelers may prefer to take a taxi or private vehicle to the nearest major hospital rather than wait for an ambulance.

Limited Medical Services in Rural Areas: In the event of injury, appropriate medical treatment is typically available only in/near major cities. First responders are generally unable to access areas outside of major cities and to provide urgent medical treatment. U.S. citizens are encouraged to purchase medical evacuation insurance. See our webpage for more information on insurance providers for overseas coverage.

We do not pay for medical bills. Be aware that U.S. Medicare/Medicaid does not apply overseas. Most hospitals and doctors overseas do not accept U.S. health insurance.

Medical Insurance: Make sure your health insurance plan provides coverage overseas. Most health care providers in Georgia only accept cash payments. See our webpage for more information on insurance providers for overseas coverage. Visit the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website for more information on type of insurance you should consider before you travel overseas.

We strongly recommend supplemental insurance to cover medical evacuation.

Always carry your prescription medication in original packaging, along with your doctor’s prescriptionCheck with the Ministry of Health to ensure the medication is legal in Georgia. Georgia strictly regulates types and quantities of prescription medications that may be brought into the country. Travelers carrying prohibited prescription drugs have been detained and face heavy fines or arrest.

Vaccinations: Be up-to-date on all vaccinations recommended by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The U.S. Embassy maintains a list of English-speaking doctors and hospitals in Georgia. We do not endorse or recommend any specific medical provider or clinic.

Further health information:

Air Quality: Visit AirNow Department of State for information on air quality at U.S. Embassies and Consulates. Air pollution is a significant problem in Tbilisi. Consider the impact seasonal smog and heavy particulate pollution may have on you and consult your doctor before traveling, if necessary. Georgia has installed and maintains air quality monitors around the country. Real-time data is available at: https://air.gov.ge/en/.

Health Facilities in General:

  • Adequate healthcare facilities are available in Tbilisi, although below U.S. standards. Outside major cities, medical facilities in Georgia are limited.
  • Hospitals and doctors may require payment “up front” prior to service or admission. Credit card payment is not always available.
  • Medical staff may speak little or no English.

Adventure Travel: Visit the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website for more information about Adventure Travel.

Other:

  • Travelers with existing health problems may be at risk due to inadequate medical facilities.
  • There is a significant risk of rabies in Georgia. The CDC recommends some travelers complete the rabies vaccine series prior to arriving in country.
  • Some spices made in Georgia contain high levels of lead. Consider purchasing spices only from recognized U.S. or international manufacturers.
  • Georgia has a high rate of Hepatitis C. Exercise caution if you plan to get a tattoo, piercing, dental work, or other procedure with potential for blood exposure. Ensure the provider uses proper sterilization procedures.
  • Ensure food is cooked thoroughly to reduce the risk of food-borne illness
  • Georgia has eight venomous snake species that are active between March and October. Few medical facilities have antivenin serum. Treat all snakes as potentially venomous.

Tuberculosis is prevalent in Georgia. Visit the CDC website for more information about Resources for Travelers regarding specific issues in Georgia.

Physicians able to treat English speaking patients in Georgia:

DISCLAIMER:  The U.S. Embassy Consular Section in Tbilisi, Georgia assumes no responsibility or liability for the professional ability or reputation of, or the quality of services provided by, the medical professionals, medical facilities or air ambulance services whose names appear on the following lists.  Inclusion on this list is in no way an endorsement by the Department of State or the U.S. Embassy.  Names are listed alphabetically, and the order in which they appear has no other significance.  The information in the list on professional credentials and areas of expertise are provided directly by the medical professional, medical facility or air ambulance service; the Embassy is not in a position to vouch for such information.  You may receive additional information about the individuals and facilities on the list by contacting local medical boards and associations (or its equivalent) or local licensing authorities.


ALBIUS – DENTAL CENTER


Address: 27 Revaz Tabukashvili St. Tbilisi 0108, Georgia
Telephone032 240 07 07
Emailinfo@albius.ge
Websitewww.albius.ge 

Professional Association Membership; Board Membership:
Professional Association Membership; Board Membership: Georgian Dental Association (GSA), World Dental Federation (FDI), Business Federation Women for Tomorrow


AMERICAN HOSPITAL TBILISI

Address: №:17 Ushangi Chkheidze
E-mail: info@ahtbilisi.com
Hotline: (+995 32) 009-009
Website: www.ahtbilisi.com 

The American Hospital Tbilisi was founded with the support of the United States International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) and in conformity with Georgian state interests. American Hospital Tbilisi has 183 beds (wards), a total area of 25000 sqm, providing services in accordance with international standards. The hospital operates on a modern governance model that emphasizes patient-centered, high-quality medical care. This truly reflects the ambition of AHT to set a new landmark on the map of Georgian medical services. This will establish Georgia’s first global ranked hospital, which will be fully accredited by Joint Commission International. One of the most significant and ambitious medical concepts of AHT is the Centers of Excellence. These are specialized centers focused on the health and life of each individual. The centers are headed by the high-class professionals of Georgian medicine and with their involvement, AHT cooperates with Georgian European and US university clinics.

  • Heart, Vascular, and
  • Lung Diseases
  • Neuroscience & Neurology
  • Advanced and Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Orthopedy & Traumatology center
  • Diagnostic Center (Biochemistry Lab, Immunology Lab, Microbiology Lab, Pathology Lab, 128 slice Computer Tomography, 3TESLA MRI, X-RAY Fluoroscopy, Ultrasounds)
  • Chemotherapy Unit
  • Emergency 24/7 (Pediatric/Adult)
  • Plastic & Esthetic surgery
  • Women Health
  • GI Unit (Gastroscopy, Endoscopy, Colonoscopy)
  • Heart & Brain Angio Labs
  • Check-Up Center
  • International Patients Center


AMERICAN MEDICAL CENTERS TBILISI


Address: Vake, 11 Dimitri Arakishvili Str. 0179, Tbilisi
Telephone:+995 32 250 00 20
Website: https://amcenters.com/en/tbilisi
E-mail: tbilisi@amcenters.com
American Medical Centers (AMC) is a privately held network of international insurance-based and private-pay acute-care clinics operating in CEE since 1991.

American Medical Centers benefits:

  • 24/7 emergency medical care and home/on-call consultations – our doctors (GPs and Pediatricians) are available on-call to visit the patient at home/hotel day or night.
  • Family medicine, Pediatrics, Gynecology and over a dozen specialty departments.
  • Clinics in Tbilisi and Batumi, Assist Centers in Gudauri and Mestia.
  • Emergency medical evacuation by ground ambulance from any region of Georgia, hospitalization and coordination.
  • Direct Insurance Billing to over 40 top global insurance and assistance providers such as Class Assistance, Safetywings, Bupa, Aetna, Allianz, Axa International, HTH Worldwide, Cigna, International SOS, Metlife, AP Companies, Thomas Miller and many more.


AMERICAN MEDICAL CENTERS BATUMI

American Medical Centers Batumi
Address: 114 Gorgiladze Street, Batumi
Telephone:+995 32 250 2077, Whatsapp: 555 50 21 07
Website: https://amcenters.com/en/batumi
E-mail: batumi@amcenters.com

American Medical Centers (AMC) is a privately held network of international insurance-based and private-pay acute-care clinics operating in CEE since 1991.

American Medical Centers benefits:

  • 24/7 emergency medical care and home/on-call consultations – our doctors (GPs and Pediatricians) are available on-call to visit the patient at home/hotel day or night.
  • Family medicine, Pediatrics, Gynecology and over a dozen specialty departments.
  • Clinics in Tbilisi and Batumi, Assist Centers in Gudauri and Mestia.
  • Emergency medical evacuation by ground ambulance from any region of Georgia, hospitalization and coordination.
  • Direct Insurance Billing to over 40 top global insurance and assistance providers such as Class Assistance, Safetywings, Bupa, Aetna, Allianz, Axa International, HTH Worldwide, Cigna, International SOS, Metlife, AP Companies, Thomas Miller and many more.


BATUMI MEDICAL CENTER

Address: 36 Kakhaberi Street, Batumi, Georgia
Telephone: + 995577481164
Website: www.bmcmedical.ge
E-mail: info@bmcmedical.ge

Medical Specialty: High-tech multidisciplinary hospital (inpatient and outpatient)

 

DENTA PLUS – DENTAL CLINIC

Contact: Natela Shatirishvili
Address: 38, Vazha Pshavela Ave. Tbilisi
Telephone: +995 5 999 24 777032 2 395 406;
Fax: 032 2 394 384
Email: info@dentaplus.ge
Website: www.dentaplus.ge 

List of Dentists:

Natela Shatirishvili – General dentist/Dental Therapist/
Inna Alkhazova – General dentist/Dental Therapist/
Natia Tatarashvili – Orthodontist
Mariam Iantbelidze – Prosthodontist
Grigol Barabadze – Surgeon; Implantologist; Prosthodontist
Sopio Chikobava – Maxilo-facial surgeon; Implantologist

MEDICLUBGEORGIA

Address: 22a Tashkenti St.; Tbilisi
Telephone: (995 32) 2251-991(995 599) 581-991
Email: mcg@mcg.ge
Website:   http://www.mediclubgeorgia.ge 

MediClub Georgia Co. Ltd – Medical Service Company offers a comprehensive, flexible, international-standard medical care 24 hours a day and 7 days a week.

First established in April 1999, we remain committed to the continuous improvement of all aspects of our health care provision and provide premium quality general practice, a second-to-none 24-hour medical emergency service, and occupational health care and advice for a wide range of clients. Customer choice is essential and they have the option of consulting one of our highly skilled Georgian doctors or our expatriate physician. All national doctors are fluent in English.

Summary of the benefits of using the MediClub Georgia Health Service:

  • A choice of highly trained national or expatriate doctor
  • Friendly flexible family health care, including ante-natal care, immunizations, child screening, and family planning
  • Exercise & sports medicine advice
  • 24-hour emergency service
  • Access to a doctor 24-hours a day for advice and medical consultation
  • Inpatient care (including intensive care)
  • Access to quality-assured clinical investigation & imaging (e.g. MRI/CT/Ultrasound)
  • Provision of quality-assured medications

MEDICAL CENTER CITO

“CITO” Medical Centre provides international standard out-patient medical care.

We have been continually expanding the range and scope of our services to meet the needs of our clients.

The full range of medical services in “CITO” Medical Center includes:

  • Consultations with highly qualified physicians in different specialties.
  • A regular general practice including pre-employment and general health screens.
  • Wide range of laboratory investigations (ISO 15189 accreditation-ANAB; GAC; ISO 9001 certification).
  • Clinical investigations such as Ultrasound, X-ray, ECG, Stress test, etc.
  • Routine immunizations as well as vaccinations for international travelers.
  • Routine antenatal care.
  • Quality guaranteed Prescription Medicines.

CITO 2: working environment, food, and water safety-microbiological tests according to ISO standards. Tel: (995 32)2944852; 577 255040

All services are offered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week including domiciliary visits.

Address: 40 Paliashvili St., Tbilisi, Georgia
Telephone.: (995 32) 229 06 71/72
Email: info@cito.ge
Website: www.cito.ge 

GP Dr. George Lolashvili:  (995 32) 225 1948/51
Email: gogilolash@gmail.com

MENTAL HEALTH CARE RESOURCES FOR U.S. CITIZENS IN GEORGIA

Mental Health Care Resources for U.S. Citizens in Georgia (PDF 230 KB)

RICHTER’s CLINIC

Address: Dighomi Massive, 68a Beliashvili Str. 0159, Tbilisi

Telephone:+995 32 25000 68 / +995 511 111 142Website: https://richters.geE-mail: info@richters.ge / booking@richters.ge

Richter’s Clinic offers:

  • Dental implantation, tooth extraction;
  • Prosthodontics: veneers, prosthesis, artificial crowns;
  • Orthodontics: teeth alignment with braces and transparent aligners;
  • Teeth restotation, including pediatric direction;
  • Aesthetics services related rejevunation procedures.


THE NATIONAL LABORATORY OF GENETICS

Contact: Giorgi Chaladze
Address: 240 D. Aghmashenebeli Alley, Tbilisi 0131
Telephone: 032 205 28 88
Email: info@nlg.ge; g.chaladze@nlg.ge
Website: www.nlg.ge 

Regional Branch
Address: #8 M. Lebanidze (former Borjomi Street) Street, Tbilisi
Telephone: 032 205 28 88

Medical Specialty:

Medical Laboratory, Molecular diagnostics, DNA analysis, NGS Testing, Next Generation Sequencing