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Expat Health Insurance and Healthcare in Guatemala City, Guatemala

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An expat who lives several hours from Guatemala City explains that he would only use the local hospital in an emergency to be stabilized before going a hospital in Guatemala city. He explains most prescription medicines are available in Guatemala, but expensive.

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William Russell Health Insurance

William Russell's private medical insurance will cover you and your family wherever you may be. Whether you need primary care or complex surgery, you'll have access to the best hospitals & doctors available. Unlike some insurers, we also include medical evacuation and mental health cover in our plans (except SilverLite). Get a quote from our partner, William Russell.

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William Russell Health Insurance

William Russell's private medical insurance will cover you and your family wherever you may be. Whether you need primary care or complex surgery, you'll have access to the best hospitals & doctors available. Unlike some insurers, we also include medical evacuation and mental health cover in our plans (except SilverLite). Get a quote from our partner, William Russell.

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Expat Health Insurance and Healthcare in Guatemala City, Guatemala

I had an appendicitis last year and was referred to MultiMedica off Vista Hermosa 1 in zone 15 in Guatemala City. It was wonderful!!!! I was referred to an internal specialist who then took me to the small emergency room in the same building (I didn't even know they had one there!). They did a laproscopic surgery within 4 hours of me arriving. I recovered perfectly, had great English-speaking doctors, and best yet, my two scars are the size of hair follicles!! My surgeon (whose office is in the same building) later told me that he is responsible for training many Latin American doctors on laproscopic surgeries. My family and I were shocked that I was able to receive such great care here. I do have international insurance (RPN) so my copay was 20%. I only paid $450 for the surgery and two nights in the hospital AND my prescriptions. I was very impressed!

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Expat Healthcare & Health Insurance in Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

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An expat in Lake Atitlan talks about the proximity to hospitals in Guatemala City and Quetzaltenango, availability of prescription medicines, private health insurance and more.

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Expat Health Insurance and Healthcare in Antigua, Guatemala

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Here's a very brief report about the health care system in Antigua, Guatemala. Information about proximity to services and information about prescriptions is offered.

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Having a Baby in Panajachel, Guatemala

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We have two babies.. one in a birthing home in Antigua run by Americans mid wife, and one in Guatemala city Esperanza hospital.. Both were born in water.. Did stay more than a night in either place.Great positive experience.. Well attended highly professionals.

Having a Baby in Guatemala City, Guatemala

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I went to the Centro De Parto Natural for the natural birth I always wanted. I had no pain management even though the labor was long. (31 Hours) My midwife was AMAZING. I highly recommend her. She monitored the baby and me regularly and knew just what to do when things slowed down. If it weren't for her, I most likely would have had to have a C-section. You can read my birth experience at http://www.drypixel.com/1110/natural-birth-in-guatemala/

Having a Baby in Guatemala City, Guatemala

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I have to say that my experience was amazing. I gave birth in a Private Hospital called Sanatorio de Nuestra Senora del Pilar. I have a great team of doctors. It was a C-Section, so it was scheduled for the 11th of June. The anistiologist was amazing. I didn't feel a thing. The pediatrist was there to take the baby. He checked him out and everyone did exactly what they were suppoed to do. My husband and I stayed in the hospital for 4 nights together in a suite. It was nice. Nothing special. The nurses were great. The care was really good for both me and my son. If we stay long enough in Guate, I will give birth there again. Total cost $5,000 US.

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Healthcare in GuatemalaHealthcare in Guatemala

Expats in Guatemala have a variety of healthcare options available to them. Understanding what is available is a critical part of preparing to move there.

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

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Additional information about healthcare and health insurance for foreigners in Guatemala.

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

Having-a-Baby-In-GuatemalaExpats Talk about What it's Like Having a Baby in Guatemala

Read recent baby reports submitted for Panajachel and Guatemala City.

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Learn what members have to say about living in Guatemala.

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

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An index of all of our site's Guatemala information.

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Help others in Guatemala by answering questions about the challenges and adventures of living in Guatemala.

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

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Expats in Guatemala offer advice about healthcare in Guatemala.

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Expats share their favorite places to live in Guatemala - from Antigua to Lake Atitlan to Xela and more.

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Real estate listings in popular cities and towns in Guatemala.

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Advice for people renting and buying real estate in Guatemala.

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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 Guatemala.

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Expats in Guatemala offers tips about living in Guatemala. They discuss where to live in Guatemala, the locals and their culture, crime problems, cost of living and more.

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