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 is able to treat emergency medical cases. Many towns have doctors and essential services, but if an emergency occurs, 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 closest facility that will admit patients. This is normally a public hospital, where conditions are deplorable and treatment regimens are almost non-existent. Private hospitals are cleaner and give a little better care, but 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 form of payment nearly anywhere for emergency services.

Tourists traveling to Nicaragua are advised to be current with all of the vaccinations, especially Hepatitis A and B, typhoid, and rabies. A good number of current medicines are not yet obtainable in Nicaragua, so if you are taking prescription medicine be certain you take extra to hold you during your stay in the nation. If you travel to the east coast, be positive to receive an anti-malaria medicine both before and after your trip to prevent getting the illness.

Lastly, don't presume your medical insurance policy will include care in a foreign nation ; very few will. Check with your policy holder before you depart, and make certain that your plan is valid while you are beyond the borders of the US. Also validate that it will include emergency medical procedures, transportation, and evacuation. Otherwise, get a supplemental plan before you depart.

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