Affordable Costa Rica Healthcare
Costa Rica is world renown for its high quality and affordable healthcare. Did you know that Costa Rican’s life expectancy is almost equal to that of the United States and of Canada? Additionally, 14% of all tourists receive some form of medical work done during their time here Dental work and plastic surgery are the most common types of procedures performed to ex-pats in Costa Rica..
Las Villas de San Buenas is located only 3 miles from one of Costa Rica’s newest hospitals, Hospital de Osa. This 80,000 square foot medical complex offers the following services:
- 24 hour emergency room
- 24 hour pharmacy
- General surgery
There is also medical transportation available to any San Jose or San Isidro del General hospital. You can choose to go via helicopter or ambulance. This includes the world renown private hospitals in San Jose: Clinica Biblica and Hospital CIMA.
In the unlikely event that you have a medical emergency it is reassuring that a world-class healthcare facility is nearby. Several of the doctors and caregivers speak English and they will go out of their way to ensure you are well taken care of.
Visitors should also check with their credit card company and home-based healthcare insurers as it may be possible to have insurance coverage in Costa Rica. For those who move to Costa Rica full-time, you can receive Costa Rica residency (you do NOT give up citizenship when you become a permanent resident) which will allow you to purchase affordable healthcare insurance. The cost of insurance will vary by person and existing health, but it is generally cheaper than insurance available in other countries.