Can I receive treatment at a public hospital in Costa Rica if I am not yet enrolled in CAJA?

By Betsy Burlingame

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Summary: While you may receive treatment at public hospitals in Costa Rica before you enroll in CAJA, you will be required to pay before you are released.

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Betsy Burlingame Betsy Burlingame is the Founder of Expat Exchange. She launched Expat Exchange in 1997 as her Master's thesis project at NYU. Some of Betsy's more popular articles include 6 Best Places to Live in Costa Rica, 12 Things to Know Before Moving to The Dominican Republic and 7 Tips for Obtaining Residence in Italy. Betsy loves to travel and spend time with her family. Connect with Betsy on LinkedIn.


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