What are medical services in Peru like?
When we asked expats and global nomads about the quality of medical care in Peru, they replied...
"Peru has a public health system that provides basic medical services to its citizens. Private health care is also available, and many people opt for this option due to the higher quality of care. The country has a number of hospitals and clinics that offer a range of services, including general medicine, surgery, obstetrics and gynecology, and dentistry. In addition, Peru has a number of specialized medical centers that provide specialized care in areas such as cardiology, oncology, and neurology," wrote a member who made the move to Peru.
"The availability of medications is very dependent on what it is. Until COVID an expat friend had an insulin pump she was able to get what she needed to ensure its proper functioning. I was able to get any meds the local doctor prescribed, but not one my US doctor had. Our insurance let me buy a year's worth at a time to compensate for that," explained one expat living in Arequipa, Peru.
- What should I pack when moving to Peru?
- Where should I setup a bank account in Peru?
- Will I be able to find a job in Peru?
- What is life like in Peru?
- What do expats in Peru appreciate most about the local culture?
- What do expats find most challenging?
- Is there a lot of crime in Peru?
- Is there a lot of diversity? Are people in Peru accepting of differences?
- What are the schools in Peru like?
- What are healthcare services like in Peru?
- What are medical services in Peru like?
- Are healthcare and health insurance expensive in Peru?
- What are emergency services like in Peru?
- Will I need to travel to see a specialist?
- Are common prescription medications available in Peru?
- How are local medical facilities in Peru?
- As a foreigner living in Peru, 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?
What are medical services in Peru like?If you live in Peru, newcomers to Peru would love to hear your answer to this question: