We are going to keep today’s blog post pretty short and sweet (aren’t they all?).
If you really want to dig deep into healthcare in Mexico, we suggest watching the video, you will get much more information out of it:)
So How Much Is It?
If you go to a small clinic that may be attached to a Farmacia, it will cost 35 pesos or about 2 USD to visit the doctor! That’s so affordable! If you watch the accompanying vlog (we suggest you do), you will see that Anna tells us that the doctors at these clinics have gone to medical school and are just as trained as a family doctor at one of the private hospitals.
If you want to go to somewhere “nicer” or something that resembles a traditional American or Canadian doctors office, you can go to CMQ. To visit the doctor at CMQ is 550 pesos or about 25 USD. That’s still pretty affordable. The benefit to CMQ is that they have the air conditioning on full blast, it is very comfortable, and it feels familiar.
I don’t know about you but if I need to go to the doctor feeling comfortable and familiar are pretty high on my list.
You can also visit the public hospitals throughout Puerto Vallarta. You can expect to pay way less for your care there, but wait times will be significantly higher.
An important note that Anna made was that at the clinics some of the doctors may not speak English and that more doctors speak English at the private hospitals. However, she made sure to tell me that around the Basilio Badillo area most of the doctors will be able to speak English.
So where are all of these clinics that I showed in the video?