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Expat Healthcare & Health Insurance in Hopkins Village, Belize

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An expat in Hopkins Village, Belize talks about the high cost of medical insurance, traveling to Dangriga or Belize City for medical care, helpful pharmacists in Hopkins Village and more.


Expat Healthcare Advice for Hopkins Village

Our first choice is to go to the local pharmacist, who is very knowledgeable and helpful.

Emergency Medical Care in Hopkins Village

Dangriga, about 40 minutes away by car, has a public hospital, Southern Regional Hospital. About 2.5 hours away is Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital in Belize City.

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Quality of Healthcare in Surrounding Area

It depends upon how serious. I would prefer to have surgeries done in the US. Initially, however, I would go to Dangriga or Belize City for help.

Prescription Medicines

In checking with the Pharmacist in Hopkins, I found he could get all my prescription meds. It might take a couple of days, but he assured me he could get them. Additionally, he let me purchase a prescription medication for a rash I got at the beginning of rainy season.

Expat Health Insurance in Belize

In the US I have Medicare and a supplemental insurance, which is fine and I have had no problems with coverage. In Belize, I do not purchase medical insurance because it is very expensive.

Quality of Healthcare Compared to Home

[  ] Better
[  ] Somewhat Better
[  ] Same
[x] Somewhat Worse
[  ] Worse

Availability of Medical Care Compared to Home

[  ] Better
[  ] Somewhat Better
[  ] Same
[x] Somewhat Worse
[  ] Worse

Primary Method of Payment for Medical Care

[  ] International Health Insurance
[  ] Insurance Purchased in the Country I Live Abroad In
[x] Out of Pocket
[  ] Social Program (Medicare, Nationalized Health Insurance or Similar)
[  ] Other


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