We knew something was wrong, so we rushed to the emergency room in Mexico. Four hospital visits and dozen of tests later, this is our story. We talk about what the healthcare was like, the facilities, the language, the experience, the costs for tests, consults, specialists, medications, and all of that.
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Healthcare in Mexico
I used to think that healthcare outside of the United States might be sub-par with old or broken equipment and uncertified doctors. (Terrible preconceived notion, I know. But hey, Netflix shows and movies put some pretty crazy ideas in your head.)
We were pleasantly surprised to find that the private hospital we ended up visiting had what appeared to be state-of-the-art equipment. The doctor spoke English to accommodate us. And the medical care Jordan received was just as good, if not better, than the treatment we’ve gotten back in the United States.
Cost of Healthcare in Mexico
The best part? Well, besides the fact that the doctors and specialists took care of the medical emergency with confidence, it cost a fraction of what we would have paid in the US. And we don’t even have health insurance here. In the video below, we detail:
- The cost of the emergency room visits in Puerto Morelos, Mexico at CostaMed;
- What we paid for blood tests, urine tests, ultrasounds, and an EKG;
- How much the specialist visits were and how long we had to wait for an appointment;
- Whether the price is different for residents vs. tourists or travelers; and
- How much our prescriptions cost in Mexico.