Permanent residents in Ecuador can enroll in public healthcare system or get private insurance
at any age. The cost for public system is about $80 a month and pre-existing conditions are covered after 2 months. There are public hospitals in major cities and some smaller towns. The quality care may depend on the area but many expats in Ecuador enroll in the system due to low cost.
Expat Healthcare Advice for Loja
I let them know about public and private insurance options. This with chronic conditions should enroll in Ecuadorian IESS public system. But even without insurance the medical care in Ecuador is much more affordable than in the US.
Emergency Medical Care in Loja
I live in small town 40 min from a major city of Loja
. But we have a basic hospital with an emergency room. In Loja we have a public IESS hospital and several private hospitals like: San Agustin and UTPL. You can call national emergency number 911 for any help.
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Quality of Healthcare in Surrounding Area
In my area people go for more specialized services to Cuenca which is 4 hrs away. That would be heart surgeries, hip or knee replacements, etc. I would not return to the US for medical care. I believe I get adequate care here. I had an ovarian cyst surgery 2 years ago and I was very pleased with the quality of care in a private hospital.
Pharmacies in Ecuador have most medications. Some like antibiotics and others are available without prescription. I take Eutirox pill for my thyroid and buy it without prescription. The cost is about $2-$3 for a month supply.
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Expat Health Insurance in Ecuador
The cost of average minor surgery is about $1500-$2000, The office visit range from $25 - $40. I have private insurance that has large network of providers with most private hospitals. Four hospitals are in the network in the city near me. I chose my insurance based on price and positive reviews from people who have used it.
Healthcare in Ecuador
Expats in Ecuador share their experiences with healthcare and overseas medical insurance in Ecuador.
Answer Questions about Healthcare in Ecuador
Help others moving to Ecuador by answering a set of questions about health insurance, public healthcare in Ecuador, prescription medicine, quality of medical care and emergency services.