Nicaragua Travel: Basic & ER Medical Care

Nicaraguan healthcare is not up to standard with North American or European facilities. Managua is about the only area that can treat emergency medical cases. Many towns have doctors and essential services, but if an emergency comes up, patients must be moved to the capital. There are large hospitals in every major region in the country.

Once an emergency arises, the patient is to get to the closest facility that will receive patients. This is usually a public hospital, where conditions are deplorable and treatment regimens are almost non-existent. Private hospitals are more sterile and provide a little better treatment, but many of them function on a cash-only basis, and you will not be brought to one unless you can verify that you, or someone with you,can give cash. Credit cards are not a suitable form of compensation practically anywhere for emergency services.

Visitors traveling to Nicaragua are recommended to be up to date with all of the vaccinations, especially Hepatitis A and B, typhoid, and rabies. A large amount of contemporary medicines are not yet obtainable in Nicaragua, so if you are taking prescription medicine make sure you have extra to hold you during your stay in the country. If you travel to the east coast, be sure to take an anti-malaria medicine both before and after your trip to avoid contracting the illness.

Finally, don't presume your medical insurance policy will include care in a foreign country ; most will not. Confirm with your carrier before you depart, and make sure that your plan applies while you are outside the US. Also validate that it will include emergency medical procedures, transportation, and evacuation. Otherwise, obtain a supplemental policy before you leave.

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