Nicaragua Travel: Basic & ER Medical Care

Nicaraguan medicine is not up to par with North American or European facilities. Managua is probably the only area that can handle emergency medical cases. Many towns have physicians and basic care, 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 happens, the patient is to get to the closest facility that will admit patients. This is normally a public hospital, where situations are deplorable and treatment routines are nearly non-existent. Private hospitals are more sanitary and provide slightly better care, but many of them function on a cash-only foundation, and you will not be taken to one unless you can verify that you, or someone with you,can pay in cash. Credit cards are not an acceptable form of payment nearly 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 good number of contemporary medicines are not yet offered in Nicaragua, thus if you are taking prescription medicine be certain you have extra to hold you during your stay in the country. If you travel to the east coast, make sure to receive an anti-malaria medicine both before and after your visit to avoid contracting the illness.

Lastly, don't presume your medical insurance plan will cover you in a foreign country ; very few will. Confirm with your policy holder before you depart, and make sure that your plan is valid even though you are outside the US. Also make sure it will cover emergency medical procedures, transportation, and evacuation. Otherwise, get a supplemental plan before you leave.

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