Nicaragua Travel: Basic & ER Medical Care

Nicaraguan healthcare is not up to standard with North American or European facilities. Managua is about the only place that is able to treat emergency medical cases. Many towns have doctors and basic services, however if an emergency comes up, patients must be transported to the capital. There are big hospitals in every major parts of the country.

Once an emergency happens, the patient is to get to the nearest facility that will admit patients. This is usually a public hospital, where circumstances are dreadful and treatment regimens are almost non-existent. Private hospitals are cleaner and provide slightly better treatment, however many of them work on a cash-only foundation, and you will not be brought to one unless you can verify that you, or someone with you,can pay in cash. Credit cards are not an acceptable method of compensation almost anyplace for emergency services.

Visitors traveling to Nicaragua are advised 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 available in Nicaragua, thus if you are taking prescription medicine be sure you take extra to hold you during your visit in the nation. If you visit the east coast, make sure to receive an anti-malaria medicine both before and after your visit to prevent getting the illness.

Lastly, don't expect your medical insurance plan will include care in a foreign nation ; many will not. Confirm with your carrier before you depart, and make sure that your plan applies while you are beyond the borders of the US. Also make sure it will cover emergency medical procedures, transportation, and evacuation. If not, get a supplemental plan before you leave.

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