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Physical Examination Center

Physical Examination Center

One-stop Physical Examination System from Identifying a Disease to Treatment


Korea's physical examination system is garnering attention as the importance of prevention, early diagnosis, and timely treatment of severe diseases grows globally. Korea ranks no. 1 in terms its EMR system adoption rate by medical institutions and it offers a one-stop service from examination to treatment. Korea provides rapid examination and precise reading through customized physical examinations and state-of-the-art medical equipment. Once a disease is discovered, they work with specialized hospitals. All this helps the public live longer and healthier lives.


Korea is the only country that provides citizens with physical examinations throughout their life. According to the Global Health Security Index, Korea ranked fifth among 194 countries worldwide in terms of disease detection, leading the effort to prevent diseases. The rate of Korean hospitals that own magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) devices is more than double the average, placing Korea fourth among OECD countries. Also, the country has a digital medical system whereby users can conveniently book physical examinations, answer questionnaires before the examination, and check the result with their mobile phone.

  • No. of MRI devices owned
    (per one million of population)



    Twice the
    OECD average

    OECD Health Statistics 2020

  • No. of foreign patients who visited physical examination centers in 2019

    54,185 people

Medical Field

Physical examination programs are divided into basic, in-depth, and premium programs. Hospitals specialized in physical examinations have separate wards for locals, foreigners, and VIPs for stay-in examinations. These specialized physical examination programs are particularly preferred by foreign patients since they can receive top-level comprehensive physical examinations at a ward that is of a five-star hotel quality and get one-on-one assistance from coordinators.

  • Basic Program
  • Basic items
  • Medical examination via interview, electrocardiogram (ECG), lung function, breast tomography, blood test (uric acid, liver function, kidney function, thyroid, blood sugar, etc.), gastroscope, abdominal ultrasonography, eye examination, blood pressure, etc.
  • In-depth Program
  • Basic items plus items that patients want to add
  • Premium Program
  • Stay-in examinations at a VIP hospital room
  • Basic and in-depth examination

Representative Hospitals Specialized in Medical Fields

Asan Medical Center Health Screening & Promotion Center
  • Ranked no. 1 in the Korea Brand Power Index (K-BPI) and was chosen by The Proud by Korean Management Association Consulting (KMAC)
  • Has several state-of-the-art examination devices (CT, MR, PET)
  • Provides customized examinations
  • Major Departments
  • Health medicine department, as well as out-patient departments
  • Approximately 50 medical specialitsts in 13 departments
  • Patients with cancer or other diseases, discovered during physical examinations, will be rapidly referred to the Asan Medical Center out-patient clinic
  • Major Procedures
  • Personalized and detailed consultations with medical specialists on physical examination results
  • Hotel-grade hospital room
  • Full body examination takes one day
  • Address 88, Olympic-ro 43-gil, Songpa-gu, Seoul
  • Website
  • International Healthcare Center Email.
    Tel. +82-2-3010-5005
    Fax. +82-2-3010-7022
  • Interpretation Chinese, Russian, Mongolian, Arabic
  • Meal Healthy meal provided after physical examination
  • Pick-up Airport, Hotel → Hospital (available conditionally)
H Plus Yangji Hospital
  • Only Korean medical institution that received the International Hospital Federation (IHF) Awards 2021
  • Ranked no. 1 among non-public/non-university general hospitals in Seoul according to Newsweek’s “World’s Best Hospitals 2021”
  • Major Departments
  • Physical examination
  • Breast, thyroid and prostate surgeries
  • Digstive system examination
  • Major Procedures
  • Bariatric surgery
  • Breast, thyroid and prostate cancer surgeries
  • Hip and knee arthroplasty
  • Address 1636, Nambusunhwan-ro, Gwanak-gu, Seoul
  • Website
  • International Healthcare Center Email.
    Tel. +82-2-2038-6132
    Fax. +82-70-4665-9033
  • Interpretation English, Chinese, Russian, Mongolian
  • Meal Western, halal, Russian, Mongolian
  • Pick-up Airport → Hospital
Konkuk University Medical Center Healthcare Center
  • Designated by the Ministry of Health and Welfare as a general tertiary hopsital four times
  • Obtained the highest grade in the Ministry of Health and Welfare’s emergency medical institution assessment
  • Major Departments
  • Platinum Healthcare Program
  • Premium Healthcare Program
  • Executive Healthcare Program for Cancer
  • Major Procedures
  • Various cancer surgeries (breast cancer, thyroid cancer, colorectal cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, etc.)
  • Foot and ankle joint surgery
  • Glaucoma and cataract surgery
  • Address 120-1, Neungdong-ro, Gwangjin-gu, Seoul
  • Website
  • International Healthcare Center Email.
    Tel. +82-2-2030-8361
    Fax. +82-2-2030-8363
  • Interpretation English, Chinese, Russian
  • Meal Healthy meal provided after physical examination
Seoul National University Hospital Healthcare System Gangnam Center
  • Faculty members in each department in charge of examinations and consultations (medical specialists in 16 departments)
  • Dedicated international medical treatment team for foreign patients
  • Major Departments
  • Basic physical examination
  • Cancer health check-up
  • Physical examination by system and disease
  • Major Procedures
  • Basic physical examination program
  • Intensive cancer health check-up program
  • Physical examination programs specialized for other diseases and system
  • Address 38F, 152, Teheran-ro, Gangnam-gu, Seoul
  • Website
  • International Healthcare Center Email.
    Tel. +82-2-2112-5503
    Fax. +82-2-2112-5590
  • Interpretation English, Chinese, Russia
  • Meal Healthy meal provided after physical examination, western
Severance Health Check-up
  • Precise and safe examinations using advanced equipment and protocols
  • Runs the only physical remodeling program in Korea
  • Major Departments
  • Basic physical examination
  • Specialized physical examination
  • Premium physical examination
  • Major Procedures
  • Foreign patients can get consultations related to physical examination results on day of examination
  • Patients with potential diseases receive medical treatments and additional examinations through a fast track system
  • Polyps that are less than 1cm in size are immediately removed during colonscopy
  • Address 4/5F, Yonsei University Severance Building, 10, Tongil-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul
  • Website
  • International Healthcare Center Email.
    Tel. +82-2-2228-1004, extension number 4
    Fax. +82-2-2259-3235
  • Interpretation English, Chinese, Russian (extra charge applies)
  • Meal Healthy meal provided after physical examination
Daejeon Sun Hospital
  • Medical institution certified by the Ministry of Health and Welfare in the third term
  • Won a system export contract with a state dental hospital in Tyumen Oblast, Russia
  • Sun Healthcare International and Sun Dental Hospital certified by the Joint Commission International
  • Major Departments
  • Sun Healthcare International (physical examination for VIPs)
  • Orthopedics
  • Dentistry
  • Major Procedures
  • Hip arthroplasty
  • Cancer surgery
  • Arrhythmia surgery
  • Address 29, Mokjung-ro, Jung-gu, Daejeon
  • Website
  • International Healthcare Center Email.
    Tel. +82-42-220-8080
    Fax. +82-42-252-5505
  • Interpretation English, Chinese, Mongolian, Russian
  • Meal Russian, Mongolian, halal
  • Pick-up Airport, Hotel → Hospital
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