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HEALTHCARE IN NICARAGUA / NICARAGUA HOSPITAL GUIDE

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HEALTHCARE IN NICARAGUA / NICARAGUA HOSPITAL GUIDE

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Postby Nicaragua Info » Thu Nov 23, 2006 1:58 am

HEALTHCARE IN NICARAGUA

GENERAL

Each department of Nicaragua has a public hospital. These do not charge for emergency services, but will charge for supplies and medicines. There is an extensive network of health posts and health centres in rural areas, however, their resources can be limited. There are about 10 private hospitals/clinics in Managua. Many doctors and hospitals will require payment in cash before treatment, although some private hospitals may [spam word detected]. International travellers are strongly advised to take out full medical insurance before departure.

Several hospitals and private clinics in Managua and Granada provide high-quality healthcare at a very affordable price. It costs just $30 for an office visit. A house call is only $35...and house calls are routine. A CAT scan costs $100, an x-ray $17. Some drugs manufactured in Europe that are not yet approved for distribution in the United States are available here.

DIRECTORY OF HOSPITALS & CLINICS

Clinica de Asma y Alergia
Reparto Serrano #12
Managua
Nicaragua
Tel: + 505 278 1169

Hospital Bautista de Nicaragua
P.O. Box 709
Managua
Nicaragua
Tel: + 505 249 7327
Fax: + 505 249 7326
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