Public health centers are public healthcare organizations established to promote thehealth of local residents and prevent and manage diseases. The responsibilities ofthe public health centers include healthcare programs, prevention and managementof infectious diseases, general medical practice, experiments and tests, public andfood hygiene management, guidance and management of medicines and generalpublic administration affairs. In terms of healthcare services, public health centersprovide treatment of chronic diseases, physical therapy, dental care and orientalhealthcare services. As the public health centers are established and operated by localgovernments, the scope, contents and costs of healthcare may vary. For details, pleasecontact the public health center in your area.
|Scope of Healthcare||Basic primary healthcare, diverse tests for chronic diseases including high blood pressure anddiabetes and physical therapy|
|Oriental Healthcare||Counseling and oriental healthcare services|
|Dental Care||Oral health examination, counseling, preventive care, treatment of cavities, and tooth extraction|
|Medical Expenses||Fees and medical expenses by the local health center are designated by ordinances of the localgovernment according to Article 25 of the Regional Public Health Act|
Professional health specialists such as nurses, physical therapists, nutritionists, etc., visit socially,culturally, and economically vulnerable groups, senior citizens over 65 years of age living alone,and elderly couples over 75 years of age to provide healthcare services including chronic diseasemanagement.
Mental Health & Welfare Centers are public health organizations that diagnose patients with mentalillnesses, provide counseling and rehabilitation services, manage cases, and provide education and PRservices for mental health improvement.
Patients who have difficulties due to depression, mental health disorders and/or drug addiction mayseek counseling services and help from the nearest Mental Health & Welfare Center.