FAQs

​It is important to use our KAUST Health ambulance appropriately. Please click here for advice.

Get to know us before you need us
For your first visit, please book a New Patient Health Check so the Family Medicine Consultant can get to know you and your medical history. Please book this appointment while you’re well – before you need us. 

Bring with you:
  • Medical reports from your previous medical provider
  • List of medications you’re currently taking 

New patient registration
Please arrive 15 minutes early for your first appointment so we can open a medical file for you. 

Bring with you:
  • KAUST ID 
  • Passport, iqama, or Saudi National ID 
  • Insurance card (if you have it)

​Yes, visitors can be seen and treated at KAUST Health using their health insurance, if it recognized by Dr. Soliman Fakeeh Hospital. If the visitor does not have insurance or his/her insurance provider is not recognized by DSFH, services will be provided on cash basis. 

If you are unable to attend a scheduled appointment, please cancel as soon as possible. This allows other patients the opportunity to use the appointment slot. 


It is your responsibility to remember your appointment time. A deduction of 100 SR will be charged directly through KAUST payroll if you have missed your appointment time or if you arrive late.

>> How to cancel an appointment

KAUST Health charges a 26 SAR administration fee, including VAT, for each new visit to KAUST Health. For follow-up appointments that happen with the same doctor within 14 days (inclusive of first day), the administration fee is waived. This fee is charged directly through KAUST payroll for KAUST employees and their immediate family dependents.

Physical therapy sessions are covered by the KAUST BUPA insurance plan. Patients seeking this service should go to a Family Medicine consultant for review and referral. Insurance approvals are handled through the insurance office.

If your medication was prescribed at KAUST Health, you may qualify to use our medication refill by email service.

If your medication was not prescribed at KAUST Health, please book an appointment so we can review your case and prescribe the medication, if appropriate.


KAUST Health aims to maintain ample stock of vaccines recommended for children and adults by the Saudi Ministry of Health (MOH) and the World Health Organization (WHO). There may be short period of times when some vaccines are not available. Please note, not all travel prophylaxis vaccines are available. Yellow fever vaccine, in particular, requires special arrangement. Please confirm with our Patient Relations team to confirm vaccine availability.

We provide dedicated support for KAUST patients at Dr. Soliman Fakeeh Hospital in Jeddah. We encourage you to use these services every time you have an appointment or procedure there. 

Ambulances are available for medical emergencies. For other medical needs in Jeddah, we recommend the following transport options: 
  • Off-campus bus – Regular busses are available to DSFH and IMC. Schedule available at communitylife.kaust.edu.sa (link only available on KAUST network)
  • Personal taxi – booking available at communitylife.kaust.edu.sa or by calling 012 808 0959 and asking to be transferred to the taxi service. 
  • Personal transport – by your own personal car, if you have one. 

​You are entitled to deliver at any hospital in your insurance network as per your insurance coverage. Once you are pregnant you are recommended to inform your KAUST Health physician about your preferred hospital for delivery, and you are recommended to visit this hospital a few times for routine antenatal visits to get familiar with the hospital services.  Most hospitals require that you are booked with them before you reach 30 weeks gestation so it is wise to arrange things as early as possible.

​The expectant mother is taught the first, early signs of labor and when to present to KAUST Health Emergency Room so that she can be transferred to the hospital in a timely and safe manner. An Obstetrician is on call 24/7 and will be available to assess the situation and make the necessary arrangements and carry out any necessary procedures.

To request a copy of your medical records or MRI results from KAUST Health or Dr. Soliman Fakeeh Hospital, please contact the Patient Relations team.

To maintain your confidentiality, we require proof of identity before we can process medical records requests. To prove your identity, we will ask you to provide a copy of your Iqama or Saudi ID and sign an authorization form.


KAUST employees have access to comprehensive national or international insurance plans through Bupa Arabia and Bupa International. A Bupa staff member is located at KAUST Health to support your insurance and claim needs.

​Yes, if you provide BUPA with your mobile number. To use this service, simply send a SMS with only your membership number to 0550 222 700. The BUPA Helpdesk can be contacted at 800 244 0307 or via email at customer.care@bupa.com.sa.

​Please contact KAUST HR for a replacement card and request a temporary certificate of membership so that you can continue to get treatment.

​Yes, KAUST Health runs periodic blood drives. Please contact patient relations for more information and to join our donors' register. Call 808-4088 or email Patient-Relations@kaust.edu.sa

Wheelchairs can be borrowed for patients on a short term basis, when required due to an injury or illness.  Wheelchairs are not available for long term use but assistance may be available in sourcing these, if needed. 

>> For more information, contact Patient Relations

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