Guatemala City, Guatemala
Guatemala City, Guatemala
Guatemala City, Guatemala

8 Expats Talk about Health Insurance and Healthcare in Guatemala

By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Nov 27, 2021

Summary: Expats and global nomads in Guatemala share their experiences with health insurance, healthcare in Guatemala, local hospitals and specialists, quality of medical care and more.

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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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Moving to Guatemala? For more than 20 years, GeoBlue has helped the globally mobile navigate the complexities of international health insurance, providing members with confidence and peace of mind. Wherever your destination, GeoBlue can keep you and your family covered with the right health insurance. Click here to speak with GeoBlue's Sales Team.

Moving to Guatemala? For more than 20 years, GeoBlue has helped the globally mobile navigate the complexities of international health insurance, providing members with confidence and peace of mind. Wherever your destination, GeoBlue can keep you and your family covered with the right health insurance. Click here to speak with GeoBlue's Sales Team.

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, 8 Best Places to Live in Croatia and the Living in Mexico Guide. Connect with Joshua on LinkedIn.

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