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Expats Talk about Health Insurance and Healthcare in Buenos Aires, Argentina

By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on May 03, 2023

Summary: There are numerous hospitals and clinics in Buenos Aires, Argentina, including the Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires, the Hospital de Clínicas José de San Martín, and the Hospital de Pediatría Garrahan. Emergency services in Buenos Aires , Argentinaare generally reliable and efficient, and ambulances can be called by dialing 107. The quality of medical care in Buenos Aires is generally comparable to that of the United States, with many hospitals and clinics offering modern facilities and highly trained medical staff.

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How are healthcare services Buenos Aires?

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

"Healthcare services in Buenos Aires, Argentina, are a mix of public and private providers, offering a range of medical services to residents and visitors alike. The public healthcare system is accessible to all citizens and permanent residents, providing free or low-cost services, including primary care, specialized treatments, and emergency care. However, public hospitals and clinics may experience overcrowding and long waiting times, which can affect the quality of care. On the other hand, private healthcare facilities in Buenos Aires are known for their high-quality services, modern equipment, and well-trained medical professionals. Many private hospitals and clinics have affiliations with international healthcare providers, ensuring that they adhere to global standards of care. Private healthcare services can be expensive, but they offer shorter waiting times and personalized attention. In addition to hospitals and clinics, Buenos Aires has numerous pharmacies that provide prescription and over-the-counter medications. Some pharmacies are open 24 hours a day, ensuring that residents have access to medications when needed. Overall, healthcare services in Buenos Aires are comprehensive and cater to various needs, but the quality and accessibility of care can vary depending on whether one chooses public or private providers. It is essential for individuals to have adequate health insurance coverage to access the best possible care in the city," mentioned one expat in Buenos Aires .

"As a newcomer, one of the first things you should do is buy international heath insurance that can be used at any private facility in the country. They are options for private insurance that can be bought from an individual private hospital but then if they do not have the equipment needed you will have to pay out of pocket to go to another facility. So with an international health policy you can be treated anywhere you choose. This is the type of policy I have. It also covers me anywhere else in the world and I have chosen to have the US option as well. The insurance is affordable and COMPREHENSIVE. If you have a medical condition, bring your doctors notes and copies of your prescriptions," commented one expat who moved to Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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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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