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Expat Health Insurance & Healthcare Guide to Costa Rica

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Expat Health Insurance and Healthcare in Grecia, Costa Rica

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An expat in Grecia, Costa Rica advises other expats to head to San Jose for medical care. He hasn't heard any good things about the local CAJA hospital.

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Expat Health Insurance and Healthcare in Tamarindo, Costa Rica

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An expat in Tamarindo, Costa Rica recommends private health insurance for a sufficient safety net. The private hospital is a 45 minute drive and a public hospital is a 90 minute drive. If you need an MRI, it's a 5 hour drive to San Jose. And, most non-narcotic drugs are available without a prescription.

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Expat Health Insurance and Healthcare in Cortez, Costa Rica

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An expat in Costa Rica enjoys the low cost of healthcare (a fraction of the cost in the US) and is impressed with the new CAJA Hospital de Osa in Cortez. He offers advice about how an expat qualifies for the public healthcare system (CAJA).

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Expat Healthcare & Health Insurance in San José, Costa Rica

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An expat in San Jose, Costa Rica offers an incredibly insightful report about public and private hospitals, doctors in Costa Rica and the costs of prescription medicine.

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Expat Healthcare & Health Insurance in Playa Jaco, Costa Rica

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An expat in Costa Rica talks about socialized medical care, private health insurance, public and private hospitals in Playa Jaco. The quality of care at the hospitals she and her husband have visited surpassed the quality of care in the US.

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Expat Healthcare & Health Insurance in Quepos, Costa Rica

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An expat in Quepos, Costa Rica talks about Max Teran Hospital, public vs. private healthcare, traveling to the Central Valley for specialized care and more.

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Having a Baby in San Jose, Costa Rica

I recently gave birth to a beautiful baby boy here is San Jose, Costa Rica. I couldn't have had a better experience. I have a 3 year old daughter who was born in the states and with her I had to have a C-section. I really wanted to try and have a natural birth with my son, and most doctors will not even discuss that option with you after you have had a C-section. My doctor here at least let me give it a try, it did not happen but he was willing. I had my son at Clinical Biblica in downtown San Jose. After a C-section I left the hospital the very next day and my healing only took 2 weeks and I was back in the gym. It was amazing!! With my daughter it was a horrible recovery and it took weeks. The care I received from everyone was the best. I do not speak Spanish yet, but they were patient with me, and everything went better than I could have hoped for.

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Healthcare in Costa Rica

Costa Rica is has both public and private healthcare systems. When you become a resident, you must enroll in the public healthcare system (CAJA). Many expats use the public system for routine healthcare and have private expat health insurance for specialists, surgeries and emergencies.

Costa Rica is has both public and private healthcare systems. When you become a resident, you must enroll in the public healthcare system (CAJA). Many expats use the public system for routine health...

8 Things to Know Before Having a Baby in Costa Rica

Expats discuss their experiences giving birth in Costa Rica. Topics covered include public (CAJA) hospitals vs. private hospitals,high C-section rates, maternity coverage, dual citizenship, permanent residency for expat parents with babies born in Costa Rica, baby stores and formula options.

Expats discuss their experiences giving birth in Costa Rica. Topics covered include public (CAJA) hospitals vs. private hospitals,high C-section rates, maternity coverage, dual citizenship, permanent...

Costa Rica Healthcare FAQ

Answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about healthcare and health insurance for expats in Costa Rica.

Costa Rica Healthcare Info

Additional information about healthcare and health insurance for foreigners in Costa Rica.

Answer Questions about Healthcare in Costa Rica

Help others moving to Costa Rica by answering a set of questions about health insurance, public healthcare in Costa Rica, prescription medicine, quality of medical care and emergency services.

Having-a-Baby-In-San-JoseHaving a Baby in San Jose, Costa Rica

An expat mom in Costa Rica talks about her experiences finding a doctor, at the hospital, during childbirth and more.

If you're an expat parent who had a baby abroad, write a report about your childbirth experiences to help other expecting expat parents.

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Get a quote for expat health insurance in Costa Rica from our partner, Cigna Global Health.
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Healthcare in Costa Rica

Costa Rica is has both public and private healthcare systems. When you become a resident, you must enroll in the public healthcare system (CAJA). Many expats use the public system for routine healthcare and have private expat health insurance for specialists, surgeries and emergencies.

Costa Rica is has both public and private healthcare systems. When you become a resident, you must enroll in the public healthcare system (CAJA). Many expats use the public system for routine health...

8 Things to Know Before Having a Baby in Costa Rica

Expats discuss their experiences giving birth in Costa Rica. Topics covered include public (CAJA) hospitals vs. private hospitals,high C-section rates, maternity coverage, dual citizenship, permanent residency for expat parents with babies born in Costa Rica, baby stores and formula options.

Expats discuss their experiences giving birth in Costa Rica. Topics covered include public (CAJA) hospitals vs. private hospitals,high C-section rates, maternity coverage, dual citizenship, permanent...

Costa Rica Healthcare FAQ

Answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about healthcare and health insurance for expats in Costa Rica.

Costa Rica Healthcare Info

Additional information about healthcare and health insurance for foreigners in Costa Rica.

Answer Questions about Healthcare in Costa Rica

Help others moving to Costa Rica by answering a set of questions about health insurance, public healthcare in Costa Rica, prescription medicine, quality of medical care and emergency services.

Having-a-Baby-In-San-JoseHaving a Baby in San Jose, Costa Rica

An expat mom in Costa Rica talks about her experiences finding a doctor, at the hospital, during childbirth and more.

If you're an expat parent who had a baby abroad, write a report about your childbirth experiences to help other expecting expat parents.

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