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Cali, Colombia
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Cali, Colombia

Expats Talk about Health Insurance and Healthcare in Cali, Colombia

By Betsy Burlingame

Last updated on Sep 05, 2022

Summary: Expats and global nomads in Cali, Colombia share their experiences with health insurance, healthcare in Colombia, local hospitals and specialists, quality of medical care and more.

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What are medical services in Cali like?

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

"Many specialists are US trained, speak English and seem to be quite competent. As a former bio-med technician familiar with lots of medical equipment I find many state of the art medical devices are used here," commented one expat living in Cali, Colombia.

"With the pandemic one needs at least one week to obtain non-emergency appointments with a general practitioner doctor if you have public (non-private) healthcare," added another expat.

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William Russell's private medical insurance will cover you and your family wherever you may be. Whether you need primary care or complex surgery, you'll have access to the best hospitals & doctors available. Unlike some insurers, we also include medical evacuation and mental health cover in our plans (except SilverLite). Get a quote from our partner, William Russell.

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What have your experiences during the pandemic with the local healthcare system been like?

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

"I left Colombia for a visit to see my friends and family in the US during the Covid-19 pandemic. Reports from contacts indicate that many Colombian citizens are dissatisfied with the rollout of vaccines," remarked another expat living in Cali.

"In Colombia, the service level depends a lot on the health care provider that you have. Mine is EPS Sanitas (a multi-national provider) and I am satisfied with their service. However, you need patience on the telephone to reach the right person to address your needs," said one expat living in Cali.

Are healthcare services good in Cali?

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We asked people if they have access to good medical care in Cali. They wrote:

"We have a FULL Medical/Dental policy that costs us about $31 US dollars. My husband recently had an emergency when a bone from some soup got lodged in his throat. He went to the ER at our Clinic, was sent for X-Rays, they were unable to unlodge it. He was then sent to a specialist at the Hospital. They were finally able to get it out. TOTAL Co-Pay.. ZERO!!," said another expat in Cali.

About the Author

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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