15 Expats Talk about Health Insurance and Healthcare in Colombia
Last updated on May 25, 2023
Summary: The quality of medical care in Colombia is generally considered to be good, although it is not as advanced as the medical care available in the United States. Emergency services are generally reliable and ambulances can be called by dialing 123. The response time for ambulances is usually quite fast, and the medical staff are well-trained and experienced.
How are healthcare services Colombia?
When we asked expats and global nomads about the quality of medical care in Colombia, they replied:
" Minor problems can be taken care of here, but really serious problems require a trip to a bigger City like Bogota which is 11 hours away by car.," said an expat in Florencia.
"There is a vast difference between the lowest level of health insurance and the highest level. The difference is night and day. I have both a low level and high level. I pay $30/mth, SaludTotal low level, $250/mth AXAColpatria, high level. The lower level insurance is required by my high level insurance. With my AXAColpatria, the doctor will come to my house as a non-emergency first response," commented one expat living in Bucaramanga, Colombia.
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