Are you coming to Los Cabos, Mexico, soon and want to confirm that there’s quality, affordable medical care in Los Cabos? Or, are you currently staying in Los Cabos and are looking for some good Los Cabos medical care? Well, you’ve come to the right place! Please read on to find out how good it is, how affordable it is, and what to look for.
First off, you’ll notice that Los Cabos medical care is much more affordable than what you’ll find in the United States. To be specific, it typically costs less than half the price of the United States. And, as I’ll detail below, the quality is very similar if you go to the right place.
Los Cabos has a number of well-equipped hospitals and medical centers. And, most Los Cabos medical care centers are staffed with well-trained physicians who are certified in both the United States and Mexico. Also, many of them are bi-lingual. According to Yelp, here are the top five Los Cabos medical care centers:
Located in Cabo San Lucas, Blue Net Hospitals is number one on two of Yelp’s lists. It’s number one on their Los Cabos list, which includes both Cabo San Lucas and San José del Cabo. And, it’s number one on their Cabo San Lucas list, which only covers Cabo San Lucas itself. Therefore, based on feedback from previous patients and clients, you should have a good experience if you ever need to visit them.
According to their website, they have “a wide range of specialized medical services with a hospital in Cabo San Lucas. Our facilities include a 24/7 emergency room, hospital, operating room (OR), intensive care unit (ICU), clinical laboratory, imaging center, pharmacy, doctors’ offices, and more.”
Also located in Cabo San Lucas, Hospital de Especialidades falls into the number two slot, according to Yelp.
A website wasn’t found for Hospital de Especialidades. But, click on the heading above to find their page on Yelp. It contains all of their information. And, their reviews are great!
Located in San José del Cabo, H Plus is number three according to Yelp. Their location isn’t obvious when you visit their website by clicking on the heading above, so here is a link to their Yelp page.
Below is a list of what they offer from their website:
Number four on the list, Saint Luke’s Hospital has locations in both Cabo San Lucas and San José del Cabo. On their website, you’ll read:
“Saint Luke’s Hospital is part of the Saint Luke’s Hospital Group, with more than 12 years of providing advanced specialty health care to the Los Cabos community. Offering a full complement of inpatient, outpatient and emergency medical services and specializing in medical tourism for tourists visiting the region. Visit the links below to discover all the specialty services provided. We employing bilingual and highly qualified professionals and board certified surgeons, using advanced state-of-the-art equipment and technology, and are recognized as one of the leading hospital groups for quality health care and medical tourism in Latin America.”
Located in San José del Cabo, Morales Ramirez Maricela is number five according to Yelp. Morales Ramirez Maricela doesn’t have a website or any reviews on Yelp, but it is number five nonetheless. If you click on the heading, you’ll see their Yelp page, which has all of their contact information and location with directions.
The following will apply to all of Mexico – not just Los Cabos medical care:
Only Mexican citizens and legal immigrants receive benefits from the Mexican health care system called “Instituto Mexicano de Seguro Social.” Therefore, you must have full medical travel insurance, to be covered. Otherwise, you may face large medical expenses, including ambulance charges. And, they will not let you leave until it’s paid in full.
Chances are, your existing medical insurance will not cover you in Mexico. So, be sure to check with your provider prior to leaving the United States. You can either add international coverage to your existing plan, or you may purchase a travel insurance policy to cover you for the duration of your trip to Mexico.
Ensure that your policy covers emergency services. Also, confirm that your policy covers flight services. You might need an air-lift back to the United States for hospitalization. These expenses are very high. So, prepare for the worst, and then, stay safe during your visit to Los Cabos, Mexico.
Regardless of your insurance, you will likely be required to pay upfront. Then, you will get a reimbursement from your provider. Confirm this with your provider, and maintain ample funds just in case. Charges can exceed $3,000 for emergency medical services, so be prepared.
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Thank you for reading Los Cabos medical care: Discover the wealth of healthcare options in Los Cabos, Mexico, written by Greg Hixon. Be sure to check out other posts about Los Cabos on Nick Fong‘s blog at Blog.LosCabosAgent.com. There, learn about the many wonderful aspects of Los Cabos, Mexico, from blog posts like this.