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15 Expats Talk about Health Insurance and Healthcare in Peru

By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Mar 14, 2024

Summary: The quality of medical care in Peru is generally considered to be lower than in the United States. Emergency services are available, but may not be as reliable or as well-equipped as those in the US. To call for an ambulance, you can dial 105 or 116 from any phone.

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How are healthcare services Peru?

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

"So I recently got to use an ER room in Arequipa for my granddaughter, a skin specialist and internal medicine specialist as well as a hospital Lab and Radiology department. All private pay. ER room was for some stomach bacteria. Ran around 300 Soles. (less then 100) and included an IV and antibiotics. The ER room was not as modern, but care pretty good. Then in Lima, Doctors were excellent, although the dermatologists bedside manner could have been better. Visits were 400 Soles each. Hospital experience was good. Very modern. Labs ran me 800 Soles and we had results end of the next day. CT scan cost me 4000 Soles including contrast and we had results in 2 days," wrote one expat.

"Healthcare services in Peru 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 a lower standard than private healthcare. Foreign residents are able to access the public healthcare system, but they may need to pay for some services. Expats in Peru generally use the public healthcare system, as it is more affordable than private healthcare. However, some expats opt to purchase private health insurance to access higher quality care," commented one expat who moved to Peru.

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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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