Nicaragua Travel: Basic & ER Medical Care

Nicaraguan healthcare is not up to par with North American or European facilities. Managua is about the only place that is able to treat emergency medical cases. Many towns have clinics and essential attention, however if an emergency comes up, patients must be moved to the capital. There are large hospitals in every major region in the country.

As soon as an emergency happens, the patient is to get to the nearest facility that will accept patients. This is usually a public hospital, where conditions are terrible and treatment regimens are almost non-existent. Private hospitals are more sanitary and provide a little better care, however almost all of them function on a cash-only foundation, and you will not be taken to one unless you can prove that you, or someone with you,can provide cash. Credit cards are not a suitable form of payment practically anyplace for emergency services.

Tourists traveling to Nicaragua are recommended to be current 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, thus if you are taking prescription medicine be certain you have more than enough to get you through your visit in the country. If you go 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 include care in a foreign country ; very few will. Confirm with your policy holder before you disembark, and validate that your plan applies while you are beyond the borders of the US. Also validate that it will include emergency medical procedures, transportation, and evacuation. Otherwise, obtain a supplemental plan before you leave.

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