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What are EBAIS?
By Betsy Burlingame
Equipos Basicos de Atencion Integral de Salud (EBAIS) are the public healthcare clinics located throughout Costa Rica.
Equipos Básicos de Atención Integral de Salud (EBAIS) are the public healthcare clinics located throughout Costa Rica.
"In Costa Rica, you must be a resident of the country to qualify for CAJA also know as the national socialized medicine. Additionally, this is not an option but a requirement of your residency here. The monthly fee is calculated based on your income. The local clinic also known as EBAIS is centrally located. If you are in the area, familiarize yourself with it's location," explained one expat.
There's a searchable list of EBAIS locations on the CCSS website.
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About the Author
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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Updated On: Apr 27, 2019
First Published: Apr 27, 2019