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Health Care in San Miguel de Allende

By Betsy Burlingame

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Summary: Dive into healthcare resources for expats and digital nomads in San Miguel de Allende: identify leading healthcare providers, hospitals, and medical centers for optimal care.

San Miguel de Allende has both public and private healthcare systems. The public healthcare system is called the Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social (IMSS) and is used by both locals and foreigners. People generally recommend using public hospitals in San Miguel de Allende for minor medical emergencies and minor surgeries. Public hospitals in San Miguel de Allende are typically crowded and have long wait times. Foreigners (expats and digital nomads) are allowed to use the public healthcare system in Mexico, however, many expats primarily use private hospitals. Private hospitals in San Miguel de Allende are typically more modern and have shorter wait times. People generally recommend using private hospitals for serious medical emergencies and major surgery.

Hospitals and Clinics for Expats in San Miguel de Allende

The most popular hospitals and clinics for expats in San Miguel de Allende are:

  • Hospital San Miguel Arcangel (private hospital) located in Centro
  • Centro Medico San Miguel (private hospital) located in Centro
  • Centro Medico San Rafael (private hospital) located in Centro
  • Centro Medico San Antonio (private hospital) located in Centro
  • Centro Medico San Lucas (private hospital) located in Centro
  • Centro Medico San Jose (private hospital) located in Centro
  • Centro Medico San Miguel (private clinic) located in Centro
  • Centro Medico San Juan (private clinic) located in Centro

If there is a need for specialized medical care or surgery, expats in San Miguel de Allende typically go to hospitals in Queretaro, which is approximately 1.5 hours away by car.

Emergency Services in San Miguel de Allende

San Miguel de Allende does have ambulance services. To call for an ambulance, dial 066. Ambulances typically come quickly, however, there can be delays depending on the situation.

Health Insurance Companies in San Miguel de Allende

The most popular private health insurers in San Miguel de Allende are Seguro Popular, IMSS, and GNP Seguros. Expats and digital nomads typically use these companies, however, there are also 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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