Expats Talk about Health Insurance and Healthcare in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Last updated on Mar 06, 2023
Summary: Puerto Vallarta, Mexico is home to several hospitals and clinics, including Hospital San Javier, Hospital CMQ, and Hospital Galenia. Emergency services are available in Puerto Vallarta, and ambulances can be called by dialing 066. The quality of medical care in Puerto Vallarta is generally considered to be on par with the United States, with many of the same treatments and medications available.
How are healthcare services Puerto Vallarta?
When we asked expats and global nomads about the quality of medical care in Puerto Vallarta, they replied:
"Puerto Vallarta offers a wide range of healthcare services, including both public and private hospitals and clinics. The public hospitals are generally well-equipped and staffed with experienced medical professionals, while the private hospitals offer more specialized services and treatments. In addition, Puerto Vallarta has a number of pharmacies, medical laboratories, and other medical facilities that provide a variety of services. Many of the private hospitals and clinics also offer medical tourism packages, allowing visitors to receive medical care while enjoying the city's attractions. Puerto Vallarta also has a number of medical centers that specialize in specific areas, such as cardiology, oncology, and orthopedics. In addition, the city has a number of medical spas and wellness centers that offer a variety of treatments and therapies," commented one expat who moved to Puerto Vallarta.
"Be sure to have travel insurance... helps to speak Spanish to communicate more freely with the caregivers, however someone there will speak English," said one expat.
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About the Author
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.
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- What is life like as an expat in your area?
- What do expats in Puerto Vallarta appreciate most about the local culture?
- What do expats find most challenging?
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- Is there a lot of diversity? Are people in Puerto Vallarta accepting of differences?
- What are the schools in Puerto Vallarta like?
- How are healthcare services in Puerto Vallarta?
- What are medical services in Puerto Vallarta like?
- Are healthcare and health insurance expensive in Puerto Vallarta?
- What are emergency services like in Puerto Vallarta?
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- Are common prescription medications available in Puerto Vallarta?
- How are local medical facilities in Puerto Vallarta?
- As a foreigner living in Puerto Vallarta, will I have access to public healthcare? What is it like?
- What have your experiences during the pandemic with the local healthcare system been like?