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La Paz Healthcare

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As the capital of Baja California Sur, overall availability of healthcare, both public and private, is very good. It has the widest range of services in the state with five hospitals, including the new Salvatierra hospital, which is a public hospital.

Private hospitals include Centro Médico and Fidepaz (CEM). Fidepaz caters to Americans and Canadians and most of the doctors in and around the hospital speak English. The hospital says it accepts insurance from over 35 providers, including a few U.S. companies. Centro Médico has the only dedicated ICU unit in the city and accepts all private insurance from over 25 Mexican companies. It has a website in English and ER doctors are bilingual.

Another option for English-speaking medical professionals is Los Cabos, about two hours away.

Dental services are also much less expensive. Well-trained dentists provide a wide range of procedures from cleaning to implants at more than 50 percent less than comparable services in the U.S. Most dentists also are bi-lingual.