What is healthcare like in Nicaragua?

Large cities in Nicaragua have public hospitals and smaller towns like San Juan del Sur are serviced by health clinics. It costs around $30-40 for a visit to a doctor or a house call. Most towns also have well-stocked pharmacies, serving as de facto clinics. Some drugs manufactured in Europe and Asia that are not yet approved for distribution in the United States are available here.

For anything more than minor medical problems, it makes sense to go to the Hospital Metropolitan Vivian Pellas in Managua. Here most types of treatments are available at a fraction of the price of healthcare in the United States. The hospital provides high quality medical care, great private rooms, modern facilities and reputable doctors. If you are planning to relocate or stay in Nicaragua for long periods of time, it’s worth looking into the Vivian Pellas hospital health plans.

Hospital Metropolitan Vivian Pellas
Km. 9 3/4 Carretera a Masaya, 250 mts. al oeste
Managua
Website: metropolitano.com.ni
Tel +(505) 2255 6900

Dental care is affordable, first rate and many clinics have US trained dentists. A cleaning will cost around $30-40. Crowns, fillings and other procedures are also far more affordable than in North America or Western Europe.

Sun Care Dental Clinic is a good option for dental care in San Juan del Sur. The dentist is Dr. Cora Baltodano.

Sun Care Dental Clinic
Located on the main road into town, a block west of the Uno Gas Station.
Tel: + (505) 85229964

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