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Expats Talk about Health Insurance and Healthcare in Santo Domingo, the Dominican Republic

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By Betsy Burlingame

Last updated on Sep 17, 2022

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

How are healthcare services Santo Domingo?

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

"You must purchase private insurance here. Public medical care is available but it is not the same, it is seriously inferior," remarked another expat in Santo Domingo.

What are emergency services like in Santo Domingo?

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When we asked about emergency services, members in Santo Domingo wrote:

"Private hospitals differ one from the other. Most are good and some are excellent. You can get almost all kinds of care in private hospitals and good quality care in private clinics. There are many private facilities in Santo Domingo," said another expat.

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Are common prescription medications available in Santo Domingo?

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"Yes and most are available without a prescription with the exception of serious pain killers," added another expat.

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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