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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 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 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 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 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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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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Having a Baby in San Jose, Costa Rica

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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 RicaHealthcare 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.

Expats Talk Healthcare in Costa Rica17 Expats Talk about Healthcare & Health Insurance in Costa Rica

Expats living in Costa Rica talk about their own experiences with healthcare, hospital visits, emergencies, finding a doctor, buying health insurance in Costa Rica and more.

Expat-Costa-Rica8 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...

Expat-Costa-Rica8 Important Tips about Healthcare for Expats in Costa Rica

Expats living in Costa Rica discuss health insurance and quality of medical care in Costa Rica.

Expats living in Costa Rica discuss health insurance and quality of medical care in Costa Rica....

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

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

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Read recent healthcare reports submitted for: Grecia, Tamarindo and Cortez.

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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.

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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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Costa Rica GuideCosta Rica Guide
Learn what members have to say about living in Costa Rica.

Costa Rica Forum Costa Rica Forum
Talk with other digital nomads and expats in Costa Rica on our Costa Rica forum - meet people, get advice and help others.

Costa Rica Index Costa Rica Index
An index of all of our site's Costa Rica information.

Contribute to Costa Rica Network Contribute
Help others in Costa Rica by answering questions about the challenges and adventures of living in Costa Rica.

Expat Healthcare Advice in Costa RicaHealthcare & Health Insurance in Costa Rica

Expats in Costa Rica offer advice about healthcare, hospital visits, emergency rooms visits, finding a doctor and buying health insurance in Costa Rica.

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Expats in Costa Rica offer advice about healthcare in Costa Rica.

Best Places to Live in Costa Rica Best Places to Live in Costa Rica

Costa Rica has a lot to offer expats with its tropical climate, eco-friendly culture, beautiful beaches, welcoming people, good healthcare system and relative safety. Many expats warn newcomers about the high cost of housing and food.

Real Estate in Costa RicaReal Estate in Costa Rica

Real estate listings in popular cities and towns in Costa Rica.

Guide to Real Estate in Costa RicaGuide to Real Estate in Costa Rica

Advice for people renting and buying real estate in Costa Rica.

Pros Cons of Living in Costa RicaPros & Cons of Living in Costa Rica

Take off your rose-colored glasses and learn what digital nomads & expats have to say about the biggest challenges and the greatest rewards of living in Costa Rica.

Cost of Living in Costa RicaCost of Living in Costa Rica

If you're moving to Costa Rica, you'll want to understand the cost of living in Costa Rica. Lifestyle, location and health insurance are part of the formula.

Healthcare-in-Costa-RicaHealthcare 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.

10-Tips-for-Living-in-Costa-Rica10 Tips for Living in Costa Rica

Expats in Costa Rica love the Pura Vita vibe, Costa Rican's focus of family and friendship and being surrounded by nature. Can you live in Costa Rica on $1,000 a month? Is driving in Costa Rica dangerous? Expats share their tips and experiences living in Costa Rica.

Banking-in-Costa-RicaBanking in Costa Rica

Information for expats.living in Costa Rica about banking in Costa Rica, wire transfers, banking fees, banking limitations for those on a tourist visa and more.

Cost-of-Living-in-Costa-RicaCost of Living in Costa Rica

If you're moving to Costa Rica, you'll want to understand the cost of living in Costa Rica. Lifestyle, location and health insurance are part of the formula. Expats talk about real estate prices, rents, international school tuition, travel expenses and the fun stuff - travel, dining out and more.

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