Nicaragua Travel: Basic & ER Medical Care

Nicaraguan medicine is not up to standard with North American or European facilities. Managua is probably the only area that can handle emergency medical cases. Many towns have physicians and basic attention, however if an emergency occurs, patients must be moved to the capital. There are big hospitals in every major region in the country.

As soon as an emergency occurs, the patient is to get to the nearest facility that will admit patients. This is normally a public hospital, where situations are dreadful and healing routines are almost non-existent. Private hospitals are more sanitary and provide slightly better treatment, however most of them work on a cash-only foundation, and you will not be brought to one unless you can demonstrate that you, or someone with you,can give cash. Credit cards are not a suitable method of compensation practically anyplace for emergency services.

Visitors traveling to Nicaragua are counseled 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 obtainable in Nicaragua, so if you are taking prescription medicine make certain you have more than enough to hold you during your visit in the country. If you visit the east coast, make sure to receive an anti-malaria medicine both before and after your trip to prevent getting the illness.

Lastly, don't expect your medical insurance plan will cover you in a foreign country ; many will not. Check with your agent before you depart, and validate that your policy is valid even though you are beyond the borders of the US. Also make sure it will cover emergency medical procedures, transportation, and evacuation. If not, acquire a supplemental policy before you depart.

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