Yonsei Severance Hospital is one of the largest and oldest university hospitals in Korea, founded all the way back in 1885 by an American missionary named Horace G. Allen as a royal hospital, and was the first Western-style hospital in the country. In 957, the hospital's medical college merged with nearby Yeonhee University to form Yonsei University, with Severance Hospital functioning as the backbone of its medical department and health system. The hospital has a capacity of approximately 3,700 beds and takes in about 3 million outpatients annually, and boasts exceptional facilities, including the newly expanded Cancer Center, Rehabilitation Hospital, Cardiovascular Hospital, EYE & ENT Hospital, Childrens' Hospital, Emergency Care Center, International Health Care Center, and other specialized clinics.
International Health Care Center at Yonsei Severance Hospital
The International Health Care Center at Severance Hospital is the oldest in the nation, having opened all the way back in 1962. The center is staffed by doctors and nurses who are fluent in several languages (e.g. English, Korean, Chinese), and most of the doctors in its Primary Care Clinic are also licensed practitioners in the US. The center also provides translation services in case treatment must be done in a different section of the hospital, providing patients with a liaison to help them navigate the hospital and translate.
50 Yonsei-ro, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul, South Korea 50
Take Line 2 to Sinchon Station and go out Exit 1. There is a shuttle bus stop in front of Exit 1 that will take you directly to Severance Hospital.