Expat Healthcare Advice for Saipan
Find out before coming if your current insurance is accepted by anyone here. I found that not all clinics accepted Blue Cross, which surprised me! Many locals travel to Guam or the Philippines for serious medical procedures, so keep that in mind if you are not in good health, or would not be able to travel to get care.
Emergency Medical Care in Saipan
There is one hospital on this small island
. It is in disarray from top to bottom, and in danger of closing according to local rumor. This is because of corruption in the administration, and inability to keep enough staff due to contract worker visas not being renewed.
Expat Health Insurance in United States
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Quality of Healthcare in Surrounding Area
I have not yet traveled to get care, but my friends do it as a matter of course, to Guam where the care is very good. I do have to get my natural hormone replacement therapy from a practitioner in Hawaii (our previous home), as I haven't been able to find someone to prescribe it here.
Prescription medications are available here, at several pharmacies. It's a little more expensive up front, as I need to pay the full price and then get reimbursed by my insurance afterward (didn't work that way in the states). Compounded medicines are a different story...
Expat Health Insurance in US
Aside from what I said above, we use my husband's Blue Cross insurance with no trouble. It costs the same as elsewhere, being a benefit of his federal job (he transferred here). Our copays are the same as in Hawaii.
Healthcare in the US
Expats in the United States have to navigate one of the most expensive health systems in the world. However, when properly navigated, the quality of care is excellent when compared to the rest of the world.
Expats in the United States have to navigate one of the most expensive health systems in the world. However, when properly navigated, the quality of care is excellent when compared to the rest of the...
Health Care in New York City
New York City is widely regarded as one of the best places in the world for specialized health care. Here are some important medical resources for expats living in New York City.
New York City is widely regarded as one of the best places in the world for specialized health care. Here are some important medical resources for expats living in New York City....
Healthcare in Saipan, US
An expat in Saipan talks about the limited access to quality healthcare in Saipan. Most people travel to Guam or the Philippines for medical issues and care, because the only hospital in Saipan is a