Top Hospitals in Kota Kinabalu for Medical Tourism

Medical Tourism Hospitals Kota Kinabalu Sabah

This is a list of top hospitals in Kota Kinabalu for medical tourism as the North Borneo state is now considering including this as part of health tourism.

Medical tourism in Sabah is still something new as the state has never ventured deep into this genre, and now, with more flight connectivity to Indonesia, the potential is there.

Top Hospitals in Kota Kinabalu for Medical Tourism

While those planning to research medical tourism in Malaysia, many Indonesians will consider Sabah and Sarawak as medical tourism destinations due to the proximity to Kalimantan.

As Sabah is considered one of the new players in medical tourism or health tourism, several modern medical facilities have slowly been operating in the capital over the last ten years.

Therefore, this list will highlight some of the top hospitals in KK for medical tourism and is in no particular order.

Sabah recently announced they are targeting health and medical tourists from Indonesia with the current flight connectivities.

KK Gleneagles Kota Kinabalu Hospital Sabah
Gleneagles Hospital in  Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.

1. Gleneagles Kota Kinabalu Hospital - A private hospital in the city of KK or Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, and offers medical services that include cardiac care, brain and nerve, orthopaedic and spine, women and children care.

Address: Riverson@Sembulan, Block A-1,
Lorong Riverson@Sembulan, Off Coastal Highway,
88100 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Website: Gleneagles Kota Kinabalu

Kota Kinabalu KPJ Hospital
KPJ Hospital in Kota Kinabalu.

2. KPJ Sabah Specialist Hospital - A well-known private hospital in Kota Kinabalu built in 2012 and started operating in 2014 with 245 beds. This hospital, formerly known as Sabah Medical Centre or SMC, is a household name among local Sabahans.

Address: Lot No.2 Off,
Jalan Damai, Luyang Commercial Centre,
88300 Kota Kinabalu
Website: KPJ Sabah

Kota Kinabalu Jesselton Medical Centre
Jesselton Medical Centre in KK.

3. Jesselton Medical Centre - Originally established in 2009, it was first a Maternity and Child Hospital and developed over the years into "a one-stop" tertiary centre of international standards. Jesselton Medical Centre has 23 consultant rooms and 72 beds, of which 59 consisted of 16 single rooms and 21 double rooms, 6 intensive Care beds and 7 delivery suites.

Address: Jalan Metro 2, Off,
Jalan Tuaran, Jalan Bunga Ulam Raja,
88300 Kota Kinabalu
Website: Jesselton Medical Centre

RMC Hospital Kota Kinabalu
Rafflesia Medical Centre in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.

4. Rafflesia Medical Centre - Popularly known as RMC, this medical facility currently has wards with 19 beds and more to be added to the next expansion plan. Strategically located within easy reach, RMC offers a variety of clinical specialities ranging from obstetrics and orthopaedics to surgeries to meet the public's medical needs at affordable prices.

Address: Lot 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Millennium Commercial Centre,
Jln Lintas, Kepayan, 88200 Penampang
Website: Rafflesia Medical Centre


You can also read my other article on medical tourism in Malaysia, as I have highlighted the pros and cons for anyone interested.

The four leading medical tourism hospitals in Kota Kinabalu above cater to international medical tourists, and I hope to see more medical facilities opening up in the coming years.

And these are currently the top hospitals in Kota Kinabalu for medical or health tourism as of 2022.

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