Expatriates who are coming to Bahrain to take up an employment need to get a work permit in order to work legally in Bahrain. One of the main requirements of getting a work permit is the medical checkup. The latter should be done at the country of origin from an approved GAMCA medical Centre and also upon the arrival to Bahrain after getting the permit.
The medical examination is also required from employees who are already working in Bahrain and they resigned from their job to join another employee.
Expatriate employees coming to Bahrain from abroad and those already residing in Bahrain should follow the below steps to complete the medical examination procedure:
General Rules for Pre-employment Medical Check-up for Expatriate Employees
The expatriate employee will be examined against a number of diseases and will be issued a report that show whether he is fit or unfit for work. For further information about the type of medical tests that will be conducted, please check General Rules for Pre-employment Medical Check-up for Expatriate Employees.
Authorised Health Centres Lookup
The medical checkup has to be done at an authorized health Centre. Prospective expatriate employees, outside Bahrain, can check for authorised health centers in their home countries by using the “Authorised Health Centre Lookup”.
Expatriate employees whose countries are not included in the Lookup can complete their health screening at any hospital or medical Centre of their choice in their home country or city.
The issued medical report should be submitted to the prospective employer in order to apply for work permit.
Expatriate employees who are already living in Bahrain who never done a health check in Bahrain or expatriate employees enter Bahrain by visit visa and desired to apply for a new work permit has to attend the health check appointed generated by the expatriate management system if the employer choses to not do health check by private clinic at the time of applying. In case the expatriate missed the appointment they can take another appointment by e-appointment through e-government website http://www.e.gov.bh/wps/portal or can do the health checkup at one of the following list for private clinics and hospitals which are authorized to perform such examination. The result shall be send automatically to the expatriate management system after submitting the medical report to Al Razi Center.
In overall, heath checkup is mandatory and needed every two years as requirement for Ministry of Health in Kingdom of Bahrain.
List for private clinics and hospitals authorized in the Kingdom of Bahrain:
- Al Resalah Medical Center
- Dream Reem Medical Center
- Bahrain Medical Center
- Dar Alhayat Medical Center
- Al-Jawza Women & Children Care Center
- Dr. AbdulHadil AlMohsin Medical Center
- Noor Specialist Hospital
- King Abdulla Medical City
- Ibn Alnafees Medical Complex
- Al Kindi Specialised Hospital
- KIMS Medical Center
- Royal Bahrain Hospital
- ALRAYAN Hospital
- Alhilal Hospital – Riffa Branch
- Alhilal Hospital – Muharraq Branch
- International Hospital
- Bahrain Specialist Hospital
- Middle East Medical Center - Al Hid Branch
- Shifa Al Jazeera Medical Center
- Aster Medical Centre Bahrain
- American Mission Hospital
- Abdulla Kamal Clinic
- Al Amal Hospital
- Middle East Medical Center - Salmabad Branch
- Dr. Rabaa Al-Hajeri Medical Center
Last Update: Monday 4 July 2016