Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) is set to introduce a cashless system for all medical service payments across its network of hospitals and facilities in January, 2018.
After successful trials at selected facilities, including Women's Hospital, Al Sadd Pediatric Emergency Center, and the Bone and Joint Center, the system is being rolled out across HMC's network of hospitals and facilities.
Patients visiting HMC's hospitals and facilities for appointments or services from January will now need to pay by credit, debit or e-cash card (a cashless card available from Qatar National Bank), instead of using cash.
In the near future, the cashless system will also allow any subsequent payments for services to be taken at the service counter. This method will also apply to pharmacy, allowing patients to retrieve and pay for their prescriptions more efficiently.
Source: Government of Qatar