As a foreigner living in Peru, will I have access to public healthcare? What is it like?
We asked expats in Peru if they have access to public healthcare in Peru. And, if they do have access, what is it like. They wrote...
"Yes, foreigners living in Peru have access to public healthcare. The public healthcare system in Peru is generally considered to be of good quality, with a wide range of services available. The public healthcare system is funded by the government and is free for all citizens and legal residents. However, it is important to note that the quality of care may vary depending on the region and the availability of resources. Additionally, some services may require a co-payment," said a member in Peru.
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As a foreigner living in Peru, will I have access to public healthcare? What is it like?If you live in Peru, newcomers to Peru would love to hear your answer to this question:
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