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Expats Talk about Health Insurance and Healthcare in Punta del Diablo, Uruguay

By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on May 06, 2023

Summary: There are two hospitals and clinics in Punta del Diablo, Uruguay: Hospital de Punta del Diablo and Clínica de Punta del Diablo. Emergency services in Punta del Diablo are limited, and the best way to call for an ambulance is to dial 911. The quality of medical care in Punta del Diablo is generally lower than that of the United States, as the facilities are not as well-equipped and the staff may not have the same level of training.

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How are healthcare services Punta del Diablo?

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

"Punta del Diablo, a small coastal village in Uruguay, offers limited healthcare services due to its size and remote location. The village has a small health center, known as Centro de Salud, which provides basic medical care and emergency services to the local community and tourists. This health center is staffed by a few doctors and nurses who can handle minor illnesses and injuries. For more specialized treatments or serious medical emergencies, patients may need to travel to larger cities such as Chuy or even Montevideo, the capital of Uruguay. These cities have more advanced healthcare facilities, including hospitals and specialized clinics, which can cater to a wider range of medical needs. Pharmacies are also available in Punta del Diablo, where locals and tourists can purchase over-the-counter medications and basic medical supplies. However, it is advisable for visitors to bring any necessary prescription medications with them, as the availability of specific drugs may be limited in the village. Overall, while Punta del Diablo does have some basic healthcare services, it is essential for visitors to be aware of the limitations and plan accordingly, especially if they have any pre-existing medical conditions or require specialized care," mentioned one expat in Punta del Diablo.

"Check out the various affiliates. Rocha has a state affiliate that is quite reasonable. Medica Uruguaya is reasonable. COMERO has proven most economical & available choice for us. Very clean & professional, no problem getting appointments," commented one expat who moved to Punta del Diablo, Uruguay.

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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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