Medical Sector


Healthcare System Overview

Positioned as a gateway to the Middle East, Jordan is emerging as one of the world’s most desirable locations for investment in health and wellness. This includes medical and spa tourism, bio-medical research and production, medical equipment sales, and wellness products from the Dead Sea.


One of Jordan’s primary assets in the medical services sector is its workforce, as the country boasts over 25,000 physicians most of whom are board certified in the United States, United Kingdom, or Germany and a growing team of nurses that are experienced in state-of-the-art patient care.


The Government of Jordan actively promotes investment in the healthcare and wellness sector through the Jordan Investment Board, which is a focal point for highlighting Jordan’s increasing medical services to offer companies.


Another asset in the Jordanian health and wellness sector is its competitive cost structure, which offers medical services at a low-risk platform to serve the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) market, as well as providing them with significant research and laboratory capabilities.


Jordan’s focus on medical and spa tourism has positioned the country as one of the fastest growing markets in the region, with revenues from foreign patients increasing substantially every year. The country is also positioning itself for rapid growth in other medical services areas, such as the conducting of clinical trials through its modern Contract Research Organizations (CROs), and its focus on its progressive economic environment as a sales platform for medical equipment and services.


Jordan is achieving success because of the importance it has placed on the development of quality healthcare.


Medical and Wellness Tourism

Over the years Jordan has emerged as one of the most desirable locations in the region for medical tourism, and it is rapidly developing an international reputation for high quality and affordable health care. Nine Joint Commission International (JCI) accredited hospitals, which ensure international standards in care and customer service, along with an affordable cost structure, make “Turning to Jordan” for quality, care a natural choice. From the perspective of cost, Jordan’s costs of treatment is very competitive on the international level.


In addition to high quality and low cost, Jordan offers many modern health care institutions with state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment equipment.


Jordan’s hospitals invest heavily in modern technology, with the latest MRI, CT-Scan, and IVF equipment as standard equipment in most private hospitals.


Patients from around the world fly to Jordan for medical treatment, with over 250,000 patients travelled to Jordan in 2012 and the number is growing considerably each year.


Ancient monuments steeped in history and a cultural environment spanning thousands of years maybe top priority for many travelers heading to Jordan.


However, increasing numbers of visitors are also eyeing Jordan for its ultra-modern resorts and spas set against the turquoise hue of the Dead Sea and the Red Sea.


Revitalize your body and mind with a soothing full body massage topped off with a dip into the therapeutic waters of the Dead Sea which is considered as the biggest natural spa in the world and the lowest point on earth at 427 meters below sea level.


It’s products are known for their superb health attributes. Jordanian spas and resorts use the Dead Sea products widely due to their organic compounds that heal and protect the skin.


These natural spas characterized by a large number of international investors including five star hotels and physiotherapy centers that meet international standards in terms of modernity, equipment, hotel services and hospitalization .

This project is funded by the European Union in cooperation with Jordan Enterprise Development Corporation. This publication has been product with the assistance of the European Union & Jordan Enterprise. The contents of this publication are the responsibility of Private Hospitals Association and can in no way be taken to reflect the views of the European Union & Jordan Enterprise.