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Expats Talk about Health Insurance and Healthcare in Quito, Ecuador
By Joshua Wood, LPC
Last updated on Feb 11, 2022
Expats in Quito, Ecuador have a lot of advice for newcomers about health insurance and the quality of healthcare in Quito. Some foreigners obtain private expat health insurance while others prefer to use the public healthcare system. If you're moving to Quito, this article will help you arrive informed about what to expect in terms of healthcare.
How are healthcare services Quito?
When we asked expats and global nomads about the quality of medical care in Quito, they replied:
"Go to the best hospital instead of the government hospital. Use the private clinics for basic healthcare and pay out of pocket,"
said an expat in Quito.
"My health insurance is with IESS and I've been completely satisfied with the care I've received. I have high cholesterol and a family history of heart disease. When the doctors at the IESS hospital learned this they ordered a complete lipid profile, an EKG, treadmill stress test and echocardiogram and placed me on a statin drug for my cholesterol and a drug for high blood pressure,"
remarked another expat in Quito.
"Most doctors don't have insurance for malpractice so if you are unhappy, tough luck. There is no medical body to appeal to,"
remarked another expat living in Quito.
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