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With a growing population of over 1 million people, Mérida provides a wide range of healthcare services to meet the needs of its residents, whether surgery is required or treatment for a minor injury. The city’s healthcare facilities provide medical services to many who live on the Yucatán Peninsula. Many doctors are certified in both the United States and Mexico and many are bi-lingual.

One of the top healthcare facilities for expats in the city is Clinica de Mérida, particularly for those who live in Centro. A full-service facility, it began as a clinic and has grown to provide a wide range of services, including a center for physiotherapy, an osteoporosis center, dialysis and hemodialysis, X-ray, ultrasound, mammography, intensive care, ambulance service and many other critical services. Many of the doctors speak English and are very familiar with the needs of the expat community.

Star Médica is another good choice for healthcare in Mérida. As one of the more modern hospitals in the area, the facility is equipped with some of the most up to date medical equipment. The privately owned hospital is one of the few certified by the General Health Council.

The U.S. consulate in Mérida provides expats with a list of recommended Mérida hospitals and healthcare providers.

Mérida also has many dental services to choose from. What Clinic provides profiles on a wide range of dentists within metropolitan Mérida.