Living in Daejeon

Hospitals in Daejeon

There are many general hospitals and specialist clinics in the Daejeon area. General hospitals are equipped with cutting-edge medical equipments and are able to perform various medical treatments. There is a plethora of doctors and consultants with different expertise for different types of illness. As large hospitals have a substantial number of patients, waiting time for treatment is typical long. At smaller specialist clinics, where care is often easier to obtain as no appointments are required, there is generally one or two doctors at hand to provide treatments on specific medical areas, such as internal medicine or pediatrics. These small clinics can be found in your neighborhood.

General Hospitals

General hospitals with more than 500 rooms for inpatients are listed below.

Name Beds Location Tel Website
Chungnam National University Hospital 988 Daesa-dong 280-7114
Daejeon Sun Hospital 530 Mok-dong 220-8000
The catholic university of korea, Daejeon St. Mary's Hospital 681 Daeheung-dong 220-9114
Eulji University Hospital 970 Dunsan-dong 611-3000
Konyang University Hospital 836 Gasuwon-dong 600-6654

Major Services and Fields

Clinic Field
Internal Medicine Deals with the diagnosis and treatment of diseases not requiring surgery: Esophagus, stomach, lungs, heart, blood vessels, blood pressure, diabetes and others
Pediatrics Deals with the care and treatment of infants and children under 18: Care of premature babies, treatment of children diseases, allergies and others
Obstetrics & Gynecology Deals with pregnancy and childbirth, and the treatment of disorders affecting the female reproductive organs
Psychiatry Deals with mental, emotional, or behavioral disorders
Neurology Deals with disorders of the nervous system, including apoplexy, epilepsy, dementia and neuralgia
Family Medicine Provides comprehensive health care to people regardless of age or gender, placing particular emphasis on the family unit.
Dermatology Deals with skin conditions including acne, hives and hair loss
General Surgery Deals with appendicitis, infectious diseases, and diseases of the digestive organs requiring surgery
Orthopedic Surgery Treats disorders of the skeletal system and associated muscles by manual and instrument means
Plastic Surgery Performs eyelid reshaping and laser treatments to improve the shape and function of the body
Rehabilitation Medicine Deals with disorders of the muscles, bones and nerve systems in cooperation with rehabilitation medicine doctors and physical therapists
Urology Deals with disorders of the urinary tract, including the kidneys and bladder, and reproductive organs such as the penis and the testicles
Ophthalmology Deals with disorders of the eyes and eye nerves, including surgery of cataracts, glaucoma or shortsightedness
Otorhinolaryngology(ENT) Deals with diseases related to the ears, nose and throat
Dentistry Treats dental caries, and performs surgeries including teeth straightening, dental prosthesis, and scaling
Emergency Medicine Deals with the diagnosis and treatment of emergency patients
Oriental Medicine Deals with all kinds of diseases using ancient Asian medical techniques. Various types of treatments are available.

Public Health Centers

The Public Health Centers are run by the govrnment and are located in units per gu in Daejeon city. Public health centers provide tuberculosis and blood tests, as well as regular checkups during pregnancy, and immunizations for free or at reasonable prices.

Center Address Telephone
Seo-gu Center 10 Bogeonso-gil Seos-gu, Mannyeon-dong 042-611-5318
Dong-gu Center Dong-gu Public Health Center Dong-gu Dong gu Cheong-ro 147 (Gao-dong) 042-251-6121
Jung-gu Center 178 Sanseong-no, Jung-gu, Munhwa-dong 042-580-2706
Yuseong-gu Center 47 Jangteo 2-gil, Yuseong-gu, Jangdae-dong 042-611-5011
Daedeok-gu Center 10 Manggo 5-gil, Daedeok-gu, Seokbong-dong 042-608-5411

Oriental (Korean) Medicine Hospitals

Oriental Medicine in Korea is based on Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), and is also called Korean Traditional Medicine. There are many oriental clinics and four oriental hospitals in Daejeon. The largest oriental hospitals in the city are Daejeon Oriental Hospital of Daejeon University located in Daeheung-dong, and Dunsan Oriental Hospital of Daejeon University based in Dunsan-dong.

  • Tel for Daejeon University traditional hospital: (042)229-6700
  • Daejeon University Dunsan traditional hospital : (042)470-9000, (042)470-0114

Buying Medicine

In Korea, pharmacies are separated from clinics and hospitals, and doctors do not dispense medicines. For certain types of medicine, a prescription from the doctor is required. Thus when one is feeling unwell, a visit to the doctor’s office is needed in order to obtain the necessary prescription. For minor symptoms such as headaches, indigestion, or other general disorders, over the counter medicine is available directly from the pharmacist.