An expat in Cuenca describes healthcare throughout Ecuador and advises expat retirees to carefully consider proximity to quality emergency healthcare when choosing where to live in Ecuador. He cautions that many cities in Ecuador don't have good quality emergency care.
An expat in Cuenca, Ecuador talks about the great care he received at Santa Ines Hospital, the low cost of high quality healthcare in Ecuador and the availability of most common prescription medicines (usually available without a prescription).
An expat mom in Otavalo, Ecuador offers an eye-opening account of what it's like to give birth in a public hospital in Ecuador. If you are planning to have your baby in a public hospital, bring your own towel, baby shampoo, soap and baby clothes, because nothing is provided by the hospital.