Healthcare remains a concern for many US residents, not only in Richmond, but across the country. Former president Barack Obama made establishing affordable healthcare for all one of the key objectives of his presidency and, although he did some admirable work, it remains a disjointed and contentious issue.

US medical facilities and treatment are world-class for those who have private and comprehensive medical insurance. For those without insurance, healthcare can be mediocre at its best and inaccessible at worst.

According to US law, everyone should have access to emergency services, but patients often pay hefty fees afterwards.

Therefore, we recommend that newcomers and expats in Richmond get comprehensive medical insurance. This allows access to excellent facilities, some of the best medical technology in the world, and highly trained doctors and specialists. Other advantages include short waiting times for operations and specialists.

Pharmacies are available in grocery stores, department stores, hospitals and clinics all over Richmond, with some staying open 24/7.

New arrivals can get almost all prescription medication at a pharmacy. Though, it can be quite costly, and new arrivals will need to keep all receipts to claim the costs from their health insurance provider.

Hospitals in Richmond

St Mary's Hospital | Bon Secours

Address: 5801 Bremo Road, Richmond

VCU Medical Center Main Hospital

Address: 1250 E. Marshall Street, Richmond

Henrico Doctors' Hospital

Address: 1602 Skipwith Rd, Richmond