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Guide to health in Nuevo Vallarta

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There are a few ways to get medical attention if you need it. There are some local clinics and Hospitals nearby.  Nobody plans for accidents, so it’s probably best to get to know the right places before anything happens (and carry around some extra cash too!).

  • Hospitals
  • Pharmacies
  • Ambulance
  • Medical Services
  • Dental Care
  • Doctors
  • Eye Care
  • Chiropractors, etc

US or Canadian citizens, for more information, please visit the local Consulates.

NOTE: Although the Consulate takes great care in compiling a list, they or Best of Nuevo Vallarta.com can not guarantee or otherwise assume responsibility for the professional competence or integrity of the individuals/companies whose names are listed below.

Honorary Canadian Consulate Puerto Vallarta
Edificio Obelisco Local 108
Avenida Francisco Medina Ascencio # 1951
Zona Hotelera Las Glorias
Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco
C.P. 48300

Phone: (322) 293-0098 / 293-0099
Fax: (322) 293-2894

U.S. Consular Agency
Paseo de los Cocoteros #85
Sur Paradise Plaza, Interior Local L-7
Nuevo Vallarta, Nayarit
C.P. 63732
 

Phone: (322) 222-0069, (322)-223-3301
Phone & Fax: (322) 223-0074


Travel Reports

Travel report from Canadian Government: www.voyage.gc.ca/countries_pays/report_rapport-eng.asp?id=184000


Doctors

Nobody plans to get sick, but if it happens, it's good to know where to go. Our website is new, so we will be adding more information shortly. In the meantime, there is a great Doctor in nearby Bucerias that is excellent and English is spoken.  Doctor Mauro Malja charges around $250 pesos per visit and comes very highly recommended. Click here for more specific information

Medicine

If you need medicine, or your prescription ran out, you will find that Bucerias pharmacies are very reasonable. Prescriptions are recommended, but if you know what you need, or if you bring your empty box/bottle, they will refill it. As always, caution is required if you decide to "self-medicate". It's always best to see a doctor.

Dentists

Many US and Canadian citizens have discovered substantial savings (even after the cost of the vacation) by having quality dental work done in Mexico. Mexican Dentists & Oral Surgeons are equal to the best available across the world. Dental training and certification in Mexico is very similar to the Canada/US. Four years of dental school, followed by a one year internship, then a professional exam. Look for a dentist that is a member of the ADM (Associacion Dental Mexicana) or the American Dental Association. Certification is not mandatory, but ensures they are up to date with their training and ethics.  Stay away from dentists with bad teeth!  Click here for listings of local Dentists.

Here is a rough guide for prices in USD:

Crowns
Bridges
Implants
Veneers
Fillings
Root Canals
$250
$600
$1,500
$400
$50
$200

Pricing may vary.


Hospitals - Private

Hospital_Cornerstone_Puerto_Vallara

Location: Puerto Vallarta

Web: www.medcko.com
Hours: 24 x 7

Cornerstone

Telephone: 322-224-9400
Call from Canada or US: 001-52-322-224-9400

Address: Puerto Vallarta - Av. De Los Tules #136. behind Plaza Caraco

Services: New state-of-the-art facility with MRI, CAT scan, lithotripsy, Cardiac Services, Dialysis, International Services Department. All specialties, Level IV Trauma Center, bi-lingual. Community Services Program.
Most insurance accepted.


Hospital_Amerimed_Puerto_Vallara

Location: Puerto Vallarta

Web: www.amerimed-hospitals.com
Hours: 24 x 7

Ameri-Med

Telephone: 322-226-2080
Call from Canada or US: 001-52-322-226-2080

Address: Plaza Neptuno Marina Vallarta

Services: Ameri-Med is a network of medical facilities in Mexico that provide full medical services based upon U.S. standards of health care. Offer a full range of emergency and routine services. Facilities are staffed 24 hours a day with bilingual, in-house physicians who are specialists in emergency medicine. The only specialized Radiology clinic in Western Mexico.


Hospital_CMQ_Puerto_Vallarta

Location: Puerto Vallarta

Web: www.cmq.com.mx/index.htm
Hours: 24 x 7

CMQ Hospital

Telephone: 322-223-1919
Call from Canada or US: 001-52-322-223-1919

Address: Basilio Badillo No. 365 Col. Emiliano Zapata


Hospital_San_Javier_Puerto_Vallarta

Location: Puerto Vallarta

Web: www.hospitalsanjavier.com
Hours: 24 x 7

San Javier

Telephone: 322-226-8180
Call from Canada or US: 001-52-322-226-8180

Address: NEW - Paseo de los Cocoteros #55
Nuevo Vallarta.

 


Hospital_Medic_Air_Puerto_Vallarta

Location: Mescales, 10 minutes south
from Bucerias

Web: www.medicair.com.mx
Hours: 24 x 7

Medic-Air

Telephone: (322) 222-1596
Call from Canada or US: 001-52-322-222-1596

Address: Carretera Tepic Puerto Vallarta, No 67 Sur, Mezcales, Nayarit (In front Nuevo Vallarta)


Pharmacies

Many of the pharmacies (farmacia) are international companies governed by international standards that assure quality. Many drugs that are available only by prescription in the US are available over the counter in Mexico. In some cases, the variety of combinations and doses is more limited than in the US. However, in general, prices are significantly less.

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Pharmacia Guadalajara


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CMQ


Ambulance & Air Evacuations

Air_Ambulance_Mexico Six ambulance companies provide service in Puerto Vallarta with a combined total of around 24 ambulances. Three offer air evacuation (including to the US). Competition in this area has helped promote good service while keeping costs down.

Air_Link_Ambulance_Puerto_Vallarta AirLink Ambulance

Telephone: 01 (800) 024-8600 or worldwide: +52 (333) 629-8700
Call from Canada: 1 (866) 826-1177 or US: (888) 673-7427
Web Address: www.airlinkambulance.com
Email: customer.service@airlinkambulance.com

Air_One_Ambulance_Puerto_Vallarta Air One

Telephone: 01-800-262-8911 or worldwide: +52-81-8400-1234
Call from Canada or US: 1-866-222-4985
Web Adress: www.aironeambulance.com/airambulance
Email: info@aironeambulance.com

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Telephone: (322) 226-2080
Call from Canada or US: (888) 673-7427

Evacuations

The following US companies fly medical evacuations from Mexico:

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Air Ambulance (Miami, Florida, US - dispatch)

Our team is specialists in arranging medical flights which are staffed by Flight Nurses and Flight Paramedics. We give the same attention and support to all patients, from Basic to Critical Care Including: Stroke, Cancer, Fragile Patients, Heart and Transplant Patients, among many others.

Telephone: (305) 868-5378
Call from Canada or US: (800) 827-0745
Web: www.airambulance.net
Email: info@airambulance.net


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Air Ambulance America (Austin, Texas, US - dispatch)

Sometimes critical care or emergency patients need to get advanced care from a specialized facility that is hundreds of miles away, air ambulance can get you there. What if disaster strikes when you are on vacation?

Telephone: (512) 479-8000
Call from Canada or US: (800) 222-3564 (US)
Web: www.airambulanceservices.info


Travel Insurance

Here are links for purchasing reasonably-priced supplemental medical and medical evacuation insurance, as well as travel protection. You may wish to also check with your regular health insurance company.

United States

Travel Insurance Center
AIG Travel Guard
SkyMed
Binational Emergency Medical Care


Canada

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