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National Health Insurance VS Traveler's Insurance

National Health Insurance Traveler's Insurance
Who to join Recommended for those who have spouse/dependent(s)
Those who need frequent medical services
Those who have family members with chronic disease
(hyper-tension, diabetes, cardiac, kidney diseases)
※Paid per household regardless of the number of family members
Foreigners during stay in Korea
Those who do not need frequent medical services
When to join The initial date of entrance in Korea At all times
Fee KRW 373,800 per a year Varies among insurance
companies/programs (about KRW 120,000 a year)
When to pay Paid three months in advance Paid a year in advance(usually)
Termination Not available until leaving Korea At any time/upon your request
Benefit Patient's charge standing after every diagnosis/treatment Payment of actual expense available depending on program
※Please ask insurance managers of details
Where to ask Website:
Customer Ctr.☎1577-1000
Gwangju-North Div.
Make inquiries at each insurance company

Medicare Center (

General Medical Support
A. Equipped with diagnosis room, oral health room, medicine room, clinical lab/inspection room, X-ray room, dental unit and other medical equipment e.g. automatic analysis system, diagnosis available everyday by full-time doctors
B. Opening hours: Mon - Fri (including vacation periods)
C. Prescription: You can ask for a prescription from doctor in charge if you need further medical assistance (not available for medical certificates)
D. Inquiries: Medicare Center ☎062-530-3600~11
Dental Support
A. Available support: scaling, oral inspection, general support (except for pull-out, dental prosthesis, nerval treatment)
B. Opening hours
Scaling: Mon - Fri (including vacation periods, reservation needed)
Cavity treatment: available at CNU Dental Hospital by dental doctors every Wednesday
C. How to use: Make reservation → Visit dental center (pre-payment required for scaling)
D. Inquiries: Dental Center in Medicare Center ☎062-530-3600~9
Free Dental Care (treated by Bridge Medical Association)
A. Reservation
CNU: Sohyun Bae (☎062-530-1268)
BMA: David Han (☎010-8419-1175 / 062-269-0705)
B. Dental Treatment
Date: Every Sunday p.m. 2~5 (except for 1st Sunday of Month)
Place: 3rd Floor, ENM Building
Medical Check
A. Various medical checks available of new incoming students, current enrolled students, dormitory residents, exchange students
B. Areas of check: Chest X-ray, B-type hepatitis antigen/antibody substance test, anemia test, urine test, BMI measurement, blood pressure measurement, oral inspection, eyesight measurement
C. Result Check: You can check the result for your medical check on CNU portal site by yourself.
D. Inquiries: Medicare Center ☎062-530-3600~9
A. It is located on the 1st floor of Medicare Center and provides various services such as preparation upon prescription, counseling regarding taking medicine, selling general medicine, medication for free, lending first-aid kit.
B. Inquiries: Pharmacy in Medicare Center ☎062-530-3611