Get Healthy: Get Screened!
The first step to leading a healthy lifestyle is learning about your individual health. It’s not enough to simply eat well and exercise: if you come from a family with a history of illness, or live a lifestyle affected by pollution or high-stress situations, you might still be at risk.
Your susceptibility to diseases increases as you age, and that’s why the American Cancer Society recommends annual check-ups once you turn 40. If you’re younger, it’s best to get checked every three years. And if you suspect something might be wrong? It’s best to get diagnosed as soon as possible!
Once you make the decision to get checked, you’ll be happy to know that you’ll be well taken care of in Ho Chi Minh City. Since 1998, the Medical Diag Center, a fully foreign-owned enterprise, has provided an international level of care and service to individuals and companies in Vietnam, and they’re not stopping anytime soon.
Simply put, if you need a checkup, this is the place to go.
What Do They Do?
The Medical Diag Center doesn’t just do general check-ups—these are the people to go to for nine different specialities: laboratory diagnostics, imaging, internal medicine, external medicine, ophthalmology, dermatology, gynecology and obstetrics, ENT and dental care. In three locations across Ho Chi Minh City, the Medical Diag Center can pinpoint and evaluate your health quickly, accurately and efficiently.
This level of professionalism is apparent from the moment you walk into the door until the moment you receive your lab results. International standards are applied across the board. Case in point: the Vacutainer. Rarely used in Vietnam due to the higher cost, this blood drawing system delivers blood directly into the collection tubes, so it’s never exposed to air.
Since the Vacutainer system draws the correct amount of blood automatically, it’s far less painful than using a syringe. This is just one of the ways the Medical Diag Center has made efforts to bring an international level of care and management to Vietnam.
Fast, Dedicated and Accurate
Once the blood is drawn, it has to be sent to a laboratory for testing, and at the Medical Diag Center, blood and urine samples can be tested for anything under the sun, much of it done in the in-house lab.
Two floors of its newest clinic in District 10 are devoted to laboratory testing, and the extensive list of possible evaluations goes on: cancer screenings, diabetes testings, STD checks and cholesterol surveys…
All done on machines ordered from the top medical manufacturing countries, including Switzerland, Japan, Germany and Korea, with a turnaround time of just a few hours for some general blood tests.
All you need to learn about your health can be done with a yearly check-up in the one place.
This level of service doesn’t appear on its own: it requires a high level of international standards regimented each day.
And that’s where the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) comes in.
An independent, non-governmental institution, ISO gives world-class specifications for products, services and systems to ensure that all members of the organisation observe quality, safety and efficiency.
In 2015, the Medical Diag Center obtained ISO’s certification (ISO 15189:2012) for its medical laboratories, a certificate reinforced with monthly external inspections.
But that doesn’t mean the services will break your bank.
International Services at a Low Price
For many international-level clinics in Ho Chi Minh City, top-level care often equates to high-shelf prices. Thankfully, this isn’t the case for the Medical Diag Center, which has kept prices low since it opened in 1998.
After shopping prices between other clinics and the Medical Diag Center, chances are you’ll be amazed at the difference.
By running tests in-house rather than sending them to other diagnostic clinics, this company has the knowledge and technology to do everything you need without a middleman—and it’s to your benefit.
With a new clinic recently opened earlier this year to accommodate even more patients, the Medical Diag Center now has three locations to help you learn more about your health.
Location 2: 75 Pham Viet Chanh, D1 | +84 28 3925 5610 | 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Location 3: 414-420 Cao Thang, D10 | +84 28 3979 8181 | 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
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