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Saudi Arabia’s rapidly expanding healthcare sector consists of primary, secondary, and tertiary facilities. The government, including the Ministry of Health (MOH) and Military Hospitals, has previously been the main provider of healthcare services, but private investment and provision is increasing. This guide provides information about hospitals that Allocation Assist works with. (This is not a complete list of hospitals in Riyadh)

Ministry of Health (MOH) Facilities

King Fahad Medical City (KMFC), constructed between 1984 and 1995, is considered one of the largest and most advanced medical complexes in the Middle East. Accredited by the JCI, the complex consists of 4 hospitals with a total capacity of 1200 beds: The Main Hospital (460 beds), The Women’s Specialized Hospital, The Children’s Specialized Hospital and The Rehabilitation Hospital. The complex is made up of one institute, 4 specialised centres, laboratories & Primary Care Clinics.

The Main Hospital (460 beds) – multispeciality hospital with all major medical and surgical specialties, critical care, and dental services. It also contributes to the health education and teaching at the local level besides enhancing treatment of diseases through medical research and specialised medical training programs.

The Children’s Specialized Hospital (246 beds) – opened in 2003, provides various specialised clinical programs and advanced methods of intensive medical care for children.

The Women’s Specialized Hospital (236 beds capacity) – opened in 2003, provides a full range of obstetric and gynaecological care. Centre of excellence for managing high-risk pregnancies and complications of early stages of pregnancy, infertility treatment, and day-case surgeries.

The Rehabilitation Hospital (150 beds) – the only Ministry of Health (MOH) Hospital that provides acute holistic rehabilitation services to referred patients through an interdisciplinary rehabilitation program. Medical, nursing, clinical and administrative staff work together to assist patients in achieving their maximum potential according to their outlined treatment plan.

King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital (KKESH) is a 250-bed, JCI-accredited, tertiary care ophthalmic facility, founded in 1983, operated by the Ministry of Health (MOH). King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital aims to improve eye care throughout the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and beyond by providing tertiary eye care, educating health care professionals and the public and conducting research. KKESH is recognized for excellence in its delivery of ophthalmic patient care, for its strong educational programs (including continuing medical education seminars and symposia, and training of ophthalmology residents and subspecialty fellows and other allied healthcare personnel), and its highly successful research programs.

MOH Teaching and Research Hospitals

Founded in 1957, King Saud University Medical City (KSUMC) is a tertiary care academic medical centre with decades of experience in multi-facility and multi-disciplinary administration. The world-class health care complex includes more than 1,300 full-time physicians, with 853 residents & fellows. With a wide range of colleges, advanced research centres, and collaborations with distinguished researchers around the globe, this medical city aims to transform integrated healthcare management through the collective promotion of education & training, care provision and research on all fronts. In addition to scholarship and research.

King Saud University provides health and social services to the entire Saudi community, as extending and expanding such services are an essential component of KSU’s comprehensive development plans.

KSUMC includes:

    • King Khalid University Hospital
    • King Abdul-Aziz University Hospital
    • Dental Hospital
    • University Diabetes Center
    • King Fahad Cardiac Center
    • Prince Naif Bin AbdulAziz Health Research Center
    • University Oncology Center
    • King Abdullah Ear Specialists
    • Clinical Skills and Simulation Center
    • Family Medicine Center

King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz University Hospital (KAAUH) was founded in 2014, as the main government-sector teaching hospital in Riyadh. It is located close to King Khaled International Airport, on the Princess Nourah bint Abdulrahman University (PNU) campus. KAAUH is a 406-bedded teaching hospital, accredited by JCIA and CBHAI with centers of excellence in women’s health, paediatric and adolescent health, including a Child Development Center specializing in autism and attention disorders. There is also provision of integrated services in internal medicine, psychiatry, orthopaedic, urology, colorectal, breast, bariatric, plastic and endocrine surgery, otorhinology, ophthalmology, dental and maxillofacial surgery.

Additional specialties soon to be added are cardiac surgery, cardiology, vascular surgery, neurosciences, neurosurgery surgery and oncology. King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz University Hospital is committed to educate and train PNU students in clinical and non-clinical areas, providing them with an exceptional learning experience

King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre (KFSH&RC) is a JCI accredited tertiary/quaternary care hospital, opened in 1975 by the Ministry of Health (MOH) of Saudi Arabia. It is consistently recognized and ranked as one of the nation’s top research and referral centres, and a centre of excellence for Oncology, Organ Transplantation, Cardiovascular Diseases, Neurosciences and Genetic Diseases. King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre provides a high level of specialized health care in a robust and striving educational and research environment. Receives referrals from other hospitals from across Saudi Arabia and the wider region. The hospital complex has a total of 1,600 beds, and 28 Health Outreach Centres. As a leading global academic medical centre, KFSH&RC Riyadh focuses primarily on research in the field of cancer, cardiovascular diseases, transplant immunology, genetics, molecular diagnostics, and proteomics. King Abdullah Center for Oncology and Liver Disease is a part of King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre’s main building in Riyadh.

The Ministry of National Guard Health Affairs (MNGHA), founded in 1982, is a highly regarded governmental healthcare institute and one the biggest healthcare organisations in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, providing state-of-the-art healthcare facilities and outstanding care to the population of Saudi Arabian National Guard (SANG) employees and their dependents.

It integrates clinical care, training, academics with research and cutting-edge technology. The Ministry of National Guard Health Affairs in Riyadh is centred around King Abdulaziz
Medical City complex in the east of the city, which includes the National Guard Hospital, King Abdullah Specialized Children’s Hospital (KASCH) and the Women’s Health Hospital (WHH).

King Abdulaziz Medical City (KAMC) in Riyadh (formerly the King Fahad National Guard Hospital) is the largest healthcare facility of MNGHA with a total bed capacity of 1,973.

Inaugurated in 1982, KAMC is considered one of the most comprehensive healthcare medical cities in Saudi Arabia. It provides all levels of care to the Ministry of National Guard personnel and their families, starting from public health and primary healthcare to the most advanced tertiary services. In addition, the medical city contributes to the national healthcare system by providing advanced tertiary care to non-national guard patients through its medical eligibility system.

King Abdulaziz Medical City includes the King Abdulaziz Cardiac Center, Organ Transplant Center, and Liver Center as well as other departments and specialised services, all fully equipped with highly sophisticated technology. The King Abdulaziz Cardiac Center performed the first Berlin LVAD mechanical heart implantation, the first implant procedure using this device in the region.

King Abdullah Specialized Children’s Hospital (KASCH), opened in 2015, is the third largest MNGHA healthcare facility with a bed capacity of 600, plus 60 bed ER and 70 day care and infusion beds. This is the first specialised Children’s Hospital in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia occupying 192,000m2 and over 10 levels. The hospital has been designed as a patient focused facility with the patient at the centre of care. It is a paperless digital hospital with all patient files electronically maintained. The hospital provides all specialised care for Pediatric inclusive of Oncology Program, providing chemotherapy, Radiation Oncology and Stem Cell Transplant and Organ Transplant Programs for Liver and Kidney. KASCH now offers a range of treatment modalities, including acute care service, research, mental health services and rehabilitation.

Bringing together a multidisciplinary team of physicians, caregivers, and support staff, KASCH offers a variety of integrated, disease-focused services that encompass the entire continuum of cancer care, from prevention to diagnosis to treatment to survivorship. The hospital works collaboratively with other international agencies such as Jenner Institute Oxford and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

The Women’s Health Specialist Hospital (WHH) is the newest facility of MNGHA in Riyadh with a bed capacity of 284. The Women’s Health Specialist Hospital offers a wide range of medical services such as obstetrics, caesarean sections and gynaecological surgeries in addition to intermediate and intensive care units for newborns. It also includes various clinics, such as fertility clinics, maternal and foetal health, breast health, obstetrics and gynaecology, in addition to a complete radiology department. WHH in Riyadh was built according to international standards for sustainable design that takes into account energy and environment.

Saudi Arabian Ministry of Defence and Aviation (MODA) Facilities

Prince Sultan Military Medical City (PSMMC), formerly known as Riyadh Military Hospital, is located in Riyadh City. PSMMC is part of the Medical Services Department (MSD) of the Ministry of Defense (MOD). It is a multispecialty medical complex with 1,192 Beds including A&E, Delivery, NICU & Theater + 48 Dialysis Chairs. The Medical City includes the Prince Sultan Cardiac Center.

Prince Sultan Cardiac Center, is a purpose-built 174-bed cardiac hospital located in Prince Sultan Military Medical City, Riyadh, providing high quality comprehensive cardiovascular services and surgery for both adults and children


Large Private Medical Group with Multi-specialty Hospitals in Saudi Arabia and other Gulf countries. Suliaman Al Habib Olaya Medical Complex was established in Riyadh in 1985. It contains integrated and Specialised clinics in providing healthcare services for all medical specialties, and includes American Board, Canadian and European Fellowship consultants.

Furthermore, the Complex comprises premium hospitals and clinics of:

    • Fully integrated Maternity Hospital
    • Bone, Joint and Spine Surgery Hospital
    • Dermatology and Plastic Surgery Centre
    • Ophthalmology and Laser/Vision Correction Surgical Centre
    • Specialised Infertility Treatment and Reproduction Assistance Centre.

Other Riyadh hospitals in Suliaman Al Habib group:

Arryan, Riyadh:

Al Takhassusi, Riyadh:

Al Sweidi, Riyadh:

Established in 1987, Dallah Hospital is a member of Dallah health, currently operating in the central region. JCI, ISO and The Saudi Central Board for Accreditation of Healthcare Institutions (CBAHI) accredited. Obstetric & Gynecology Department recognised as the first training centre for physicians of this specialty by the Saudi Health Authorities. Specialities  include open-heart surgery, cardiac catheterization, laparoscopic surgery, and the treatment of infertility.

Saudi German Hospital Riyadh is a multi-specialty, tertiary care private hospital that began its operations in 2001, with a capacity of 300 beds. Saudi German Health is one of the largest healthcare providers in the Middle East and North Africa, with hospitals and clinics in several cities across Saudi Arabia, UAE, Egypt, and Yemen. Medical education and International Visiting Professor Programme. Affiliated with Mayo Clinic Care Network.

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