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    Foreign residents residing in Seoul will receive expanded medical services including a more expansive range of free dental treatments.

    The Southwest Global Center in Seoul will expand its service hours for dental treatments to foreign residents who are in a medically underserved group. Dental services, which used to be offered on Sundays only, will be offered on weekday evenings as well. Starting in June 2017, dental services will be offered three times a week on Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays.

    The center will provide dental treatment for extractions, cavity treatment and nerve treatment to foreign residents aged 10 or above who are not eligible for health insurance benefits. Treatments (Sunday 14:00~17:00, Tuesday & Friday 19:30~21:00) are only available through reservation.

    The Southwest Global Center also provides medical services to foreign residents in the areas of internal medicine, rehabilitation and oriental medicine. Patients for the above areas can receive treatment on a first-come-first-serve basis as walk-ins (Limited to those who arrive by 4pm on Sundays).

    For foreign residents who are unable to communicate in Korean, interpreters are available in eight languages including Chinese, English, Thai, Urdu, Filipino, Uzbek, Mongolian and Nepali.
    ◯ Treatment Detail: Website of Southwest Global Center (www.swsgc.co.kr)
    ◯ Inquiries & Reservation: 82-2-2632-9933
    ◯ Location: 40, Dosin-ro, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea
    ◯ Public Transportation: Exit 2 or 3 at Sindorim Station (Line 2) ☞ (Village Bus) Yeongdeungpo 09, 12 or 13 ☞ Arrive at Hyundai 3-cha Seongwon Apartment