If you are an expat thinking about making your home in Puerto Vallarta or Banderas Bay full time or several months each year, you may be questioning how good the hospitals and healthcare is in the area. This article should put your mind to rest with some reviews of the top hospitals on Banderas Bay.
Private Health Insurance
The first thing to consider is having the correct health insurance to cover your health needs while living in Banderas Bay. If you are only visiting for a couple of months each year, you may wish to purchase an extended travel insurance that covers you medically while staying in the area. However, if you are staying for longer periods of full-time, you will find that full private health insurance is very affordable in Mexico and well worth the coverage.
Recommended Hospitals on Banderas Bay for Expats
San Javier Hospitals
You will find two San Javier Hospitals on Banderas Bay – one in Nuevo Vallarta and the other located opposite the Marina in Puerto Vallarta. This hospital is actually the number one trauma hospitals in Banderas Bay and the intensive care unit is staffed twenty four hours each day, and the staff is bilingual, so expats will be comfortable. This hospital modern technology, so if you are going to have a baby or you need health services long-term, then the San Javier Hospital is the best in Banderas Bay.
At this hospital patients will find the top US board certified doctors. The hospital is open twenty four hours a day, and urgent and emergency care is provided. There are United States trained paramedics available in the trauma center and in all ambulances, so anyone who doesn’t speak Spanish can feel at ease. This hospital provides air services to and from the United States and Guadalajara.
At this hospital patients will find that it uses the latest technology available. This hospital provides CAT scans, MRI’s, Dialysis, Cardiac, and more. The Hospital Cornerstone is a Level IV Trauma Unit and all the doctors are bilingual. This hospital accepts all USA and Canada insurance too.
El Regional Hospital
Expats that do not have any insurance and need to see a doctor for a serious condition or emergency, because the cost of healthcare at this hospital is very affordable. The downside is that if you are admitted to the hospital, then you may have to share a room with another patient, which could become quite noisy and annoying, but for the price and the outstanding doctors that try very hard at speaking English it is worth the visit. The El Regional Hospital isn’t modern, but for expats without insurance this may be the only affordable option.