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Expats Talk about Health Insurance and Healthcare in Playa Jaco, Costa Rica

By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Feb 11, 2022

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

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What are medical services in Playa Jaco like?

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

"In addition to general practice physicians, dentistry services and physical well being facilities, the area offers specialized care physicians who attend to the area residents. Local general care physicians offer the use of their offices for this specialized service such as women's health care, cardiology, dermatology, advanced dentistry and internal medicine," commented one expat living in Playa Jaco, Costa Rica.

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"Playa Jaco has a Red Cross station in addition to local public clinic. In the event of illness or injury, you will be treated at the local clinic and transportation to a higher level of medical care is provided. There are also many private physicians in the area which will provided specialized medical care. I have found the level of care to be excellent. The Central Valley is only 90 minutes by vehicle and this area of Costa Rica boasts the highest level of care in the country and in many cases Central America," said one expat living in Playa Jaco.

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About the Author

Joshua Wood Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000. Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Some of Joshua's more popular articles include Pros and Cons of Living in Portugal, 8 Best Places to Live in Croatia and the Living in Mexico Guide. Connect with Joshua on LinkedIn.

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