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Expats Talk about Health Insurance and Healthcare in Cuenca, Ecuador

By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Jun 15, 2023

Summary: Cuenca, Ecuador is home to several hospitals and clinics, including Hospital del Rio, Hospital de la Familia, and Hospital Teodoro Maldonado Carbo. Emergency services are available in Cuenca, and an ambulance can be called by dialing 911. The quality of medical care in Cuenca is generally considered to be good, though it may not be as advanced as the medical care available in the United States.

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How are healthcare services Cuenca?

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

"Choose carefully where you plan to live. In many Ecuador cities emergency care is often very limited or even non-existent. As we age good quality emergency care can mean to live or die. The same goes with good quality health care in general. Many small cities lack more than one doctor and medicines and supplies can be difficult to obtain in an emergency. This also happens with dentists as well. I suffered an injury to a tooth and had to travel for over an hour to find a dentist that could provide the needed treatment. And as we age we may find that the uneven pavement (or lack of pavement) in most Ecuadorian cities and towns will become a hazard to getting around. Again, choose carefully where you live," commented one expat living in Cuenca, Ecuador.

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About the Author

Joshua Wood Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000 and serves as one of its Co-Presidents. He is also one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. Prior to Expat Exchange, Joshua worked for NBC Cable (MSNBC and CNBC Primetime). Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Mr. Wood is also a licensed counselor and psychotherapist.

Some of Joshua's articles include Pros and Cons of Living in Portugal, 10 Best Places to Live in Ireland and Pros and Cons of Living in Uruguay. Connect with Joshua on LinkedIn.

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