Salta, Argentina
Salta, Argentina
Salta, Argentina

Guide to Healthcare in Argentina

4 Expats Talk about Healthcare and Health Insurance in Argentina

By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Sep 15, 2020

Summary: Expats living in Argentina talk about healthcare, proximity to hospitals and specialists, quality of medical care in Argentina, availability of prescription medicines and more.

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Expats in Argentina offer insight into the quality of healthcare in Argentina, proximity to hospitals, cost of health insurance and more.

What advice do you have for expats having a baby in Argentina?

We asked expat moms who gave birth in Argentina about their experiences and advice they have for other moms to be. They said:

"Make sure you get your private insurance as soon as possible. I would recommend purchasing the best coverage you can afford so that you have full coverage, as well as no deductibles or copays. Medicus and OSDE are two excellent choices," commented an expat living in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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What are local medical services like?

When we asked expats and global nomads about the quality of medical care in Argentina and they replied:

"Remember, Argentina does not offer its Government Medical Insurance if you are a senior," commented an expat living in Mendoza, Argentina.

What are emergency services like?

When we asked about emergency services, members in Argentina wrote:

"Have had good experiences with Clinica de Cuyo in downtown. There are lots of hospitals but I have no experience with them. Had experience with private doctors who inspired total confidence, even though they do not have all their records automated and in many cases, simply took notes on a little pad with a pencil. I find it impossible to give overall ratings such as that requested above--"same," "better, etc" so disregard what I put above," commented an expat living in Mendoza, Argentina.

Are most prescription medications available in Argentina?

"Common Rx may not be available all the time. The government restricts imports severely, and there are times when certain prescriptions are simply not in the pharmacies. This has happened repeatedly and affects, for example, heart and cancer medications. Cost is about the same as in the U.S. I know an Argentine cancer patient who at one point had to go all over town to numerous pharmacies in search of a medication and could not get it for weeks," commented an expat living in Mendoza, Argentina.

"Yes including many over the counter that are not available without a prescription in the USA, e.g. penicillin. I would say the Argentine prescriptions are about the same in price," said another expat in Mendoza.

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About the Author

Joshua Wood Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000. Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Some of Joshua's more popular articles include Pros and Cons of Living in Portugal, 10 Best Places to Live in Ireland and 5 Best Places to Live in Spain. Connect with Joshua on LinkedIn.

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Healthcare in ArgentinaHealthcare in Argentina

Expat share advice about healthcare and health insurance in Argentina.

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An expat in Mendoza, Argentina has had very good experiences with local doctors and Clinica de Cuyo downtown. She warns that some prescription medicines may not be available since the government sever -

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An expat talks about health care and health insurance in Mendoza. He advises that the government does not offer medical insurance to senior citizens. Also, he says that prescriptions cost about the s -

healthcare surveyAnswer Questions about Healthcare in Argentina

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

Having-a-Baby-In-ArgentinaExpats Talk about What it's Like Having a Baby in Argentina

Read recent baby reports submitted for Buenos Aires and Buenos Aires.

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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