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Health Care in Valle de Angeles

By Joshua Wood, LPC

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

The healthcare system in Valle de Angeles, consists of both public and private facilities. The public healthcare system, known as the Honduran Social Security Institute (IHSS), is available to both locals and foreigners, while private hospitals and clinics offer more specialized care.

Honduras's Healthcare System

The public healthcare system in Honduras is managed by the Honduran Social Security Institute (IHSS). While it is available to foreigners, including expats and digital nomads, many people do not recommend using public hospitals in Valle de Angeles for serious medical emergencies or major surgery. Public hospitals in Valle de Angeles can be crowded, with long waiting times and limited resources. On the other hand, private hospitals are generally better equipped and staffed, making them the preferred choice for expats and those seeking more specialized care. For serious medical emergencies and major surgery, private hospitals are typically recommended over public facilities. Private hospitals in Valle de Angeles offer a higher standard of care and more comfortable surroundings.

Hospitals and Clinics for Expats in Valle de Angeles

Some recommended hospitals and clinics in Valle de Angeles include:

  • Centro de Salud Valle de Angeles (public) - Located in the town center, this facility offers basic healthcare services.
  • Hospital San Juan de Dios (private) - Located in Tegucigalpa, about 45 minutes by car from Valle de Angeles, this hospital offers a wide range of medical services, including emergency care and surgery.
  • Hospital Viera (private) - Also located in Tegucigalpa, this hospital specializes in cardiology and offers a variety of other medical services.

In case of emergencies or specialized medical care, expats in Valle de Angeles often travel to Tegucigalpa, where there are more hospitals and clinics available.

Emergency Services in Valle de Angeles

Ambulance services are available in Valle de Angeles, but they may not be as reliable or prompt as those in more developed countries. To call for an ambulance, dial 911. However, due to potential delays, it is sometimes recommended to arrange private transportation to a hospital in case of an emergency.

Health Insurance Companies in Valle de Angeles

Popular private health insurance companies in Valle de Angeles include Seguros Atlántida, Seguros Crefisa, and Seguros del País. These companies offer a range of health insurance plans for locals and foreigners. Expats and digital nomads may also choose to use specialized expat health insurance providers, which offer coverage tailored to their specific needs while living and working abroad.

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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