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15 Expats Talk about Health Insurance and Healthcare in Panama

By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Feb 02, 2024

Summary: The quality of medical care in Panama is generally considered to be good, with many doctors and medical professionals having been trained in the United States. Emergency services are generally reliable and can be accessed by calling 911. Ambulances can be called by dialing 103.

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How are healthcare services Panama?

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

"Not great. I read a post in response to this question where someone said we have a hospital. Not true. We have a building that is supposed to be a new clinic but it is not open and there is no telling when it will open. If you want any kind of serious health care you have to go to Coronado or Panama City," wrote an expat living in El Valle de Anton.

"Make sure you can fly back to the US for health care. You can not get health care in Panama unless you have cash. We were held at gunpoint in Panama till we came up with the CASH following my husband's surgery. Did not matter that we had retired military health insurance," said an expat in Coronado.

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About the Author

Joshua Wood Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000 and serves as one of its Co-Presidents. He is also one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. Prior to Expat Exchange, Joshua worked for NBC Cable (MSNBC and CNBC Primetime). Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Mr. Wood is also a licensed counselor and psychotherapist.

Some of Joshua's articles include Pros and Cons of Living in Portugal, 10 Best Places to Live in Ireland and Pros and Cons of Living in Uruguay. Connect with Joshua on LinkedIn.

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