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Manzanillo, Mexico


Health Care in Manzanillo

By Betsy Burlingame

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Summary: Health Care in Manzanillo: Locate providers, hospitals, and medical centers to find the best health services available for expats and nomads.

Manzanillo 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 Manzanillo for serious medical emergencies and major surgery. Public hospitals in Manzanillo are typically crowded and understaffed, but they are free or low-cost and offer quality care. Foreigners (expats and digital nomads) are allowed to use the public healthcare system in Mexico, but many opt to use private hospitals for more personalized care. Private hospitals in Manzanillo are typically more modern and offer more amenities than public hospitals, but they are more expensive. People generally recommend using private hospitals for serious medical emergencies and major surgery.

Hospitals and Clinics for Expats in Manzanillo

The most popular hospitals and clinics for expats in Manzanillo are:

  • Hospital San Jose (private) - located in the center of Manzanillo
  • Clinica San Juan (private) - located in the center of Manzanillo
  • Hospital General de Manzanillo (public) - located in the center of Manzanillo
  • Clinica San Antonio (private) - located in the center of Manzanillo
  • Clinica San Miguel (private) - located in the center of Manzanillo

Emergency Services in Manzanillo

Manzanillo has ambulance services that can be called 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 Manzanillo

The most popular private health insurers in Manzanillo are IMSS Seguro Popular, Seguro Popular, and Seguros Monterrey. Expats and digital nomads typically use these companies, but some opt to use specialized expat health insurance providers.

About the Author

Betsy Burlingame Betsy Burlingame is the Founder and President of Expat Exchange and is one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. She launched Expat Exchange in 1997 as her Master's thesis project at NYU. Prior to Expat Exchange, Betsy worked at AT&T in International and Mass Market Marketing. She graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University with a BA in International Business and German.

Some of Betsy's articles include 12 Best Places to Live in Portugal, 7 Best Places to Live in Panama and 12 Things to Know Before Moving to the Dominican Republic. Betsy loves to travel and spend time with her family. Connect with Betsy on LinkedIn.


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