Taking care of your health is important no matter where you live and whether you need to see a doctor, seek alternative medicine, get vitamins or spend a day at the spa pampering your outsides to match your insides, San MIguel de Allende has the right care for you. Many visitors and residents take advantage of the opportunity to improve their quality of life, make their lives more fulfilling and also become more healthy in the long run.
A serious consideration when visiting or moving to a new location is health care. Whether you have a condition that requires occasional monitoring, have a health issue occur while abroad or simply want to receive a yearly check up, look no further than the doctors of San Miguel de Allende. Many receive part of all of their training in the U.S (and U.S. doctors often receive their training in nearby Guadalajara) and many continue to go to the U.S. and Europe for further training and certifications. With that knowledge, rest assured that health care in Mexico is very good.
Another advantage to health care in Mexico is that the cost of care is usually half or at least much less than what you might pay in the U.S. Likewise, health insurance is cheaper and the cost of prescriptions is lower with drugs manufactured in Mexico being about 50% less than the same drugs in the U.S. A few examples of health care costs are:
*Office visit: 30-300 pesos ($2-23 USD)
*House calls (yes. can you believe it?) 30-300 pesos ($2-23 USD)
*Lab tests: about 1/3 of the cost in the U.S.
*CAT scan: 25% less than the cost in the U.S.
*Overnight hospital stay in a private room: 1,000 pesos ($78 USD)
*Teeth cleaning at the Dentist: 300 pesos ($23 USD)
So, as you can see, the cost of quality, affordable health care in Mexico is just another reason to visit or move to San Miguel de Allende. Most medium to large cities in Mexico have at least one hospital that is of good quality, but of course, if you need serious, continuous medical care or have a chronic condition, it's best to seek care where it is most comfortable for you as it can be stressful traveling in or moving to a foreign country. You certainly don't want to spend your time in the beautiful town of San Miguel de Allende in the doctor's office or emergency room. There is simply too much to get out to see, enjoy and experience!