English-speaking Psychiatrists in Korea

Looking for an English-speaking Psychiatrist in Korea
(for medication)?

  • Below is a list of English-speaking Psychiatrists in Korea that we compiled to help you find a medical doctor in Korea to obtain a prescription for psychiatric medication.
    • If you are looking for English-speaking Psychologists, Therapists, or Counselors for mental health counseling instead, you can visit us at Seoul Counseling Center:
      www.SeoulCounseling.com
    • The major difference between provider types is:
      • Psychiatrists typically prescribe medication, whereas
      • Psychologists, Therapists, & Counselors offer mental health counseling, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy, and other forms of psychological and behavioral therapies.

Below is the list of English-speaking Psychiatrists for medication in Korea.

 

Seoul Area (서울)

Seoul National University Hospital, International Healthcare Center
(서울대학교병원)

  • Phone: 02-2072-0505 (English)
  • Website: http://www.snuh.org/global/en/patients/EN02002001.do
  • Area: Near Hyehwa Station, Number 4 line Exit 3 (8~10-minute walk towards 분 거리)
  • Address: 101, Daehak-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul 03080
    서울특별시 종로구 대학로 101(연건동 28)
  • Email: international@snuh.org 
  • Psychiatrist’s Name: Dr. Sang-Jin Rhee (이상진)
  • Additional Information:
    • They accept Korean National Health Insurance. However, a Referral Document from a Korean Medical Doctor (진료 의뢰서) is needed first in order to be seen here using Korean National Health Insurance. This is due to a rule that commonly exists in Korean Hospitals, whereby a referral document from a Korean Physician is needed in order to then be seen by a specialty doctor. 
    • If you have International Insurance, you may be able to schedule with them directly without a Korean Medical Doctor Referral Document (진료 의뢰서). Call them for details. 

International Clinic (국제의원)

  • Phone: 02-790-0857~9
  • Email: ksyclinic1@gmail.com
  • Website: http://www.internationalclinic.co.kr
  • Area: Near Itaewon Station, Exit 2 (5-minute walk)
  • Address: Suite 501, Global Village Center Building, 211, Itaewon-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul
    서울시 용산구 이태원로 211 한남빌딩 501호
  • Additional Information:
    • You do not need a referral letter from a Korean Medical Doctor (진료 의뢰서) to be covered by Korean National Health Insurance. You may schedule directly with them. 

 

TRUE MIND Mental Health Clinic
(진심 정신건강의학과의원)

  • Phone: 02-568-0005
  • Email: peaceinu@hanmail.net
  • Website: http://truemind.co.kr/58
  • Area: Near Yeoksam Station, Exit 4 (1-minute walk)
  • Address: Suite 702, KR Tower, Teheran-ro 141, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, Korea
    서울시 강남구 테헤란로 141 KR타워 702호
  • Additional Information:
    • You do not need a referral letter from a Korean Medical Doctor (진료 의뢰서) to be covered by Korean National Health Insurance. You may schedule directly with them. 

Maum Dream Clinic (마음드림의원)

  • Phone: 02-535-8887
  • Email: maumbody@gmail.com
  • Website: http://maumdream.com/?page_id=360 
  • Area: Near Naebang Station, Exit 7 (10-minute walk)
  • Address: 4th Floor, Yungsung uilding, 230-1, Bangbae-ro, Seocho-gu, Seoul, 06584
    서울시 서초구 방배로 230-1 융성빌딩 4층
  • Additional Information:
    • You do not need a referral letter from a Korean Medical Doctor (진료 의뢰서) to be covered by Korean National Health Insurance. You may schedule directly with them. 

St. Mary’s Hospital, International Health Care Center in Seoul
(서울성모병원)

  • Phone: 02-1588-1511
  • Email: NA
  • Website: https://www.cmcseoul.or.kr/en.common.main.main.sp
  • Area: Near Express Bus Terminal Station (5-minute walk)
  • Address: 222 Banpo-Daero, Seocho-Gu, Seoul, Korea
    서울시 서초구 반포대로 222 가톨릭대학교 서울성모병원
  • Additional Information:
    • They accept Korean National Health Insurance. However, a Referral Document from a Korean Medical Doctor (진료 의뢰서) is needed first in order to be seen here using Korean National Health Insurance. This is due to a rule that commonly exists in Korean Hospitals, whereby a referral document from a Korean Physician is needed in order to then be seen by a specialty doctor. 

English-speaking Psychiatrists
Outside of Seoul?

Here is a list of English-speaking Psychiatrists outside of Seoul that we compiled to help you connect with a medical doctor in Korea to obtain a prescription for psychiatric medication.

Pyeongtaek Area (평택)

Good Morning Hospital, International Health Care Center in Pyeongtaek
(평택굿모닝병원)

  • Phone: 031-5182-7690/91/92/93 
  • International clinic working hours: 
    • M – F : 08:30 – 17:30 
    • Saturday: 08:30 – 14:30 
  • office and for consultation 24/7 
  • English speaking service: 010-8948-7500 
  • Fax: 031-5182-7695
  • Email: goodmhos@hotmail.com 
  • Website: https://en.goodmhospital.co.kr/  
  • Address: 883 Habjeong dong Pyeongtaek Gyeonggi-do 450 833 
  • Subway: Pyeongtaek Station line 1 (navy) exit 1 → take bus number 70, 80, 2-2, 50, or 20 all busses will go to Good Morning Hospital (usually bus driver announces the stop)
  • Files claims for TRICARE Prime and Select

St. Mary’s Hospital, International Health Care Center in Pyeongtaek
(평택성모병원)

  • Phone: 031-652-8848
  • English speaking service: 070-5012-3420
  • On-Call Doctor: 010-8700-3163 (24-hour on-call doctor / English available)
  • International clinic working hours:
    • M – F : 09:00 – 18:00
    • Saturday: 09:00 – 15:00
  • Email: ipsc@ptsm.co.kr
  • Website: http://ptsm.co.kr/pop.php
  • Address: 1F, 284, Pyeongtaek-ro, Pyeongtaek-si, Gyeonggi-do (Seogyo-dong)
    경기 평택시 평택로 284

 

Chuncheon (Gangwon-do) Area

Hallym University Chuncheon Sacred Heart Hospital, Sanggyu Lee MD, PhD.
(한림대학교춘천성심병원)

Kangwon National University Hospital, Jongik Park MD, PhD.
(국립강원대학교병원)

Questions to ask the Psychiatrist

  • What are some expected side-effects of the medication?
  • How frequently should I come back to check for any needed dosage adjustments, and/or change of medication type?
  • What are the different types of medications to treat my disorder (since there are usually different types available), and what are the pros and cons of each.
  • Are any medications associated with known risk for dependency that you should be aware of. 

*Disclaimer. This listing is purely informational and none of the listings above indicate any particular endorsements on behalf of the Seoul Counseling Center. We encourage all clients to contact their clinic of choice above (or elsewhere) and inquire further, as needed, to ensure good fit.

**Note. You should not feel pressured to receive both medication and counseling from your Psychiatrist, especially if you are already receiving counseling services at a clinic elsewhere. If you are offered counseling services from your Psychiatrist in addition to medication, it is your choice on what to do. In most cases, you should be able to receive only medication from your Psychiatrist without also having to receive counseling from him/her (especially if you are already seeing a counselor elsewhere).

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