How are healthcare services Guatemala?
When we asked expats and global nomads about the quality of medical care in Guatemala, they replied:
"Most expats in Lake Atitlan probably you will be using private medical services. Always make sure to have a clear view of the cost prior engaging in any intervention unless it is an emergency. If you have an insurance check what is taking care or not..,"
said an expat in Lake Atitlan.
"Make sure to look for the best doctors, get a private Guatemalan insurance to take you the best hospitals.. forget about public hospital unless it is for emergency,"
commented one expat living in Guatemala City, Guatemala.
"45 minutes into Guatemala City provides you with world class healthcare at a fraction of the price,"
remarked another expat in Antigua.
"For myself I bring enough of my meds from Canada to hold me over. Any other first aid or illness I have been able to get what is needed, either for me or my neighbours kids who may need meds or see a Doctor. As most Pharmacies are owned by Doctors ,it is convenient and easy to receive treatment,"
remarked another expat living in Panajachel.
"I have US health insurance that I use on visits to the US. You can get basic care here, but anything more usually means a trip to the capital or Xela,"
said one expat living in San Pedro La Laguna.
"I live in a rural area therefore first world style healthcare is some distance away. There is an excellent community hospital in the area of Santiago named "Hospitalito Atitlan","
mentioned another expat in Lake Atitlan.
"There are many options for healthcare in Antigua with varying levels of satisfaction available, but the best healthcare is in Guatemala city,"
commented one expat who moved to Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala.
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