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Health Care in Cabo San Lucas

By Joshua Wood, LPC

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Summary: Explore healthcare options for expatriates and digital nomads in Cabo San Lucas: uncover top-rated providers, hospitals, and medical facilities to meet your needs while living abroad in Cabo San Lucas.

Cabo San Lucas has both public and private healthcare systems. The public healthcare system is called the Mexican Social Security Institute (IMSS) and is used by both locals and foreigners. People generally recommend using public hospitals in Cabo San Lucas for serious medical emergencies and major surgery, as they are well-equipped and staffed with experienced medical professionals. The public hospitals in Cabo San Lucas are clean and efficient, and foreigners are allowed to use the public healthcare system in Mexico. However, many expats and digital nomads prefer to use private hospitals for serious medical emergencies and major surgery, as they tend to have shorter wait times and more modern facilities. Private hospitals in Cabo San Lucas are well-equipped and staffed with experienced medical professionals, and offer a higher level of care than public hospitals.

Hospitals and Clinics for Expats in Cabo San Lucas

There are several recommended clinics and hospitals in Cabo San Lucas for expats. The San Jose Hospital is a private hospital located in downtown Cabo San Lucas, and is well-equipped to handle medical emergencies and major surgeries. The San Lucas Clinic is a private clinic located in the Marina area of Cabo San Lucas, and specializes in general medicine and minor surgeries. The Cabo San Lucas Hospital is a public hospital located in the downtown area, and is well-equipped to handle medical emergencies and major surgeries. The Los Cabos Medical Center is a private hospital located in San Jose del Cabo, approximately 30 minutes away from Cabo San Lucas by car, and specializes in medical emergencies and major surgeries.

Emergency Services in Cabo San Lucas

There are ambulance services in Cabo San Lucas, and you can call for an ambulance by dialing 066. Ambulances typically arrive quickly, but there can be delays depending on the time of day and the severity of the emergency.

Health Insurance Companies in Cabo San Lucas

The most popular private health insurers in Cabo San Lucas are Seguro Popular, IMSS, and GNP. Expats and digital nomads typically use these companies, as they offer comprehensive coverage and competitive rates. However, some expats and digital nomads may choose to use specialized expat health insurance providers.

About the Author

Joshua Wood Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000 and serves as one of its Co-Presidents. He is also one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. Prior to Expat Exchange, Joshua worked for NBC Cable (MSNBC and CNBC Primetime). Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Mr. Wood is also a licensed counselor and psychotherapist.

Some of Joshua's articles include Pros and Cons of Living in Portugal, 10 Best Places to Live in Ireland and Pros and Cons of Living in Uruguay. Connect with Joshua on LinkedIn.


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