Health care Iran
Iran has one of the best and cheapest health care systems in the region. Many physicians are America and Europe trained physicians and multi language. medications are extremely cheap and mostly available OTC. But in rural areas the facilities are more basic.
Before you arrive:
Try to bring your own medication for the duration of stay. You can find almost any kind of medication whether Iranian made or western manufactured in drug stores. Visit your doctor for the medical check before departure and certainly you should ask your travel agent to check and see what vaccinations you need for traveling to Iran.
it is recommended to sign up online with www.IAMAT.org
Insurance: Check with your instance company to see what sort of cover and services they would offer you. And of course check if they are in any joint agreement with any Iranian insurance company. to ease your concerns , it is helpful to know that medical costs in Iran are very low. you can visit a specialist for 4 $ and get your prescription wont top 2 to 3 $ in most cases. so don't be worry that much about the cost if you insurance company doesn't seem very helpful.
well WHO recommends that any traveler no matter which to which destination you might be heading , to already have vaccination for Diphtheria, tetanus, measles, mumps , rubella , polio and hepatic B. If you are coming to Iran , so don't forget these basic ones.
Drugs to carry with:
Try to take with at least these :
Aspirin, Anti bacterial ointment and some adhesive tapes, Antibiotics like Amoxicillin and anti-diarrhea, a few bandage, insect spray, a Swiss knife, Anti histamine and condoms.
Motion sickness and jet Lag.
take some Meclizine for lessening the jet lag , since most of you guys are going to spend a few hours in airplane and pass a few time lines before you get to Iran.
AIDS is luckily very rare in Iran. there has been a some cases that are are in quarantine, although you always need to be super careful , no matter where in which country you are traveling. always wear condoms when situation requires you.
Malaria is almost non existence , except perhaps some of the very remote areas in south east . But still you be better careful and take Anti Malaria from 2 weeks before you arrive till 2 weeks after you have left the country.
Although tap water is what almost 99.99% of Iranian use for their daily needs , but you might be better off to buy bottled water. A 2 letter water bottle costs less than 50 cents. Coke and Pepsi are all over the place and cheaper alternative to bottled water, costing about 10 cents for each bottle. Always take with you some Anti Diarrhea medications or get it from closest drugstore.
Snake , mosquito and bee bites:
Iran is a dry country. There are many mini eco climates all around country with specific wildlife, insects and reptiles. It is wise to not walk bare foot in out doors or go to totally remote areas without anybody along with you. Perhaps you have seen it on many moves!! if you got bitten by a snake ot scorpion , you really need to cut the bite with a sharp knife and let it bleed so that the poison gets out of your system and then call for closest help.
Travel with children:
Same cares should be given to children ,except more attention is needed. Dehydration can simple happen. so carry enough water with.
General care needed. Avoid unprotected sex. the same is valid for guys, if you were wondering
Some more tips:
if you happened to need health care and you don to know how to say it Farsi, then you might need to write down these few terms:
Dentist: Dandan Pezeshk
Drugstore: Daru Khane
Emergency: Komak Fori
I am sick: Man Marizam:
I need doctor: Man doctor niaz daram.