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Expats Talk about Health Insurance and Healthcare in Corozal, Belize

By Betsy Burlingame

Last updated on May 10, 2023

Summary: The quality of medical care in Corozal, Belize is generally considered to be lower than that of the United States. There are several medical clinics in Corozal, including Corozal Community Hospital, Corozal Polyclinic, and Corozal Family Clinic. Emergency services are available in Corozal, and an ambulance can be called by dialing 911.

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How are healthcare services Corozal?

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

"Healthcare services in Corozal, are relatively limited compared to larger cities in the country. The town has a public hospital, the Corozal Community Hospital, which provides basic medical care, emergency services, and maternity care. However, the hospital may lack specialized equipment and highly trained medical professionals. There are also a few private clinics and pharmacies in the area, offering primary care and prescription medications. For more advanced medical treatments or specialized care, residents often travel to larger cities like Belize City or even neighboring countries like Mexico," commented one expat living in Corozal, Belize.

"Word of mouth is a great way to find a doctor if you need one. Our pharmacist has a neurogist that comes to her place of business twice a month from Belize City. He is a wealth of information. Also, be willing to travel to Belize City or Chetumal Mexico to see specialists. We are very pleased with the care we have received thus far. Most of our prescriptions cost us less or equal to our copay in the US without having the cost of a monthly premium on top of that. We are going to look into getting an international health insurance just in case one of us has an emergency that can not be handled here or in Mexico," wrote one expat.

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Betsy Burlingame Betsy Burlingame is the Founder and President of Expat Exchange and is one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. She launched Expat Exchange in 1997 as her Master's thesis project at NYU. Prior to Expat Exchange, Betsy worked at AT&T in International and Mass Market Marketing. She graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University with a BA in International Business and German.

Some of Betsy's articles include 12 Best Places to Live in Portugal, 7 Best Places to Live in Panama and 12 Things to Know Before Moving to the Dominican Republic. Betsy loves to travel and spend time with her family. Connect with Betsy on LinkedIn.

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