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Expats Talk about Health Insurance and Healthcare in Mazatlan, Mexico

By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Sep 17, 2022

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

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What are medical services in Mazatlan like?

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

"I am extremely happy with the broad range of specialized medicine and the large number of physicians in MazatleĀ°n. And they all cater to expatriates and foreign tourism," said one expat living in Mazatlan.

"The health care here/Mexico is not as good as the US. I get free health care paid by my former employer. Thailand health care is better IMHO," mentioned another expat in Mazatlan.

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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?

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

"I have been to a dentist for emergency care and I have used the local pharmacies without needing an office visit via online physician service and pharmacist advisement," said one expat living in Mazatlan.

"Is Covid really that dangerous? If someone is weak or frail catching a cold or flu can be dangerous, correct? I've known many people that have had Covid, none have died," mentioned another expat in Mazatlan.

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Are healthcare services good in Mazatlan?

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

"Medical care here is excellent and reasonable. For most things, it is possible to pay out-of-pocket, but it's good to have some sort of health insurance for catastrophes," remarked another expat in Mazatlan.

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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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