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What are medical services in San Salvador like?

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

"Medical services in San Salvador, are a mix of public and private healthcare facilities. The public healthcare system, known as the Salvadoran Social Security Institute (ISSS), provides basic medical care to citizens, but it is often overcrowded and under-resourced. Private hospitals and clinics offer higher quality care, with better facilities and more specialized services, but they can be expensive for locals and expats without insurance. Pharmacies are widely available throughout the city, and many medications can be purchased without a prescription. However, it is essential to exercise caution when buying medications, as counterfeit drugs are a known issue in the country. While there are many skilled and well-trained medical professionals in San Salvador, the overall quality of healthcare may not be on par with that of more developed countries. It is recommended that visitors and expats have comprehensive health insurance and consider medical evacuation coverage in case of serious illness or injury," remarked another expat in San Salvador, El Salvador.

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