15 Expats Talk about Health Insurance and Healthcare in Nicaragua
Last updated on Apr 12, 2023
Summary: The quality of medical care in Nicaragua is generally lower than in the United States. Nicaragua has a limited number of medical facilities and a shortage of medical professionals, which can lead to long wait times and limited access to specialized care. Emergency services are available, but they are often limited in scope and may not be as reliable as those in the US. To call for an ambulance, you can dial 118 or contact your local police station.
How are healthcare services Nicaragua?
When we asked expats and global nomads about the quality of medical care in Nicaragua, they replied:
"Healthcare services in Nicaragua are provided by both public and private institutions. The public healthcare system is funded by the government and is available to all citizens and legal residents. The quality of public healthcare varies depending on the region, but generally it is considered to be of lower quality than private healthcare. Foreign residents do have access to the public healthcare system, but they may need to pay out-of-pocket for some services. Expats in Nicaragua often use the public healthcare system for basic medical care, but they may opt for private healthcare for more specialized services," said one expat living in Nicaragua.