What are medical services in Ecuador like?
When we asked expats and global nomads about the quality of medical care in Ecuador, they replied...
"In Ecuador, medical services are relatively accessible in larger cities and rural areas. Most doctors speak Spanish, but there are some who can also speak English. The medical care available in Ecuador ranges from basic medical services to specialized care. There are both public and private hospitals, as well as a large network of clinics throughout the country. The quality of care varies depending on the specific facility, and the cost can be quite expensive for certain treatments. Furthermore, Ecuador has numerous pharmacies that offer a wide selection of medicines and medical supplies," said another in Ecuador.
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"Surprised by the ease in getting doctor's appointments and the speed at which patients are processed - much less waiting time than in the States. No wasted or unnecessary medications or treatments. Doctors and nurses here are for the patients not for profit," explained one expat who made the move to Machala, Ecuador.
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