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How Much Do Health Procedures Cost In Costa Rica?

When it comes to healthcare in Costa Rica, the country has a variety of options for you to choose from. Comprising of both public and private healthcare services you have the option to choose between what type of service you’d like, and where to seek treatment. The main difference between the two is in the cost.

Using Costa Rica’s Healthcare System

If you’re in Costa Rica and are searching for non-urgent medical care, specialists ...    more ...
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How To Keep Your Insurance Costs Low In Costa Rica

When it comes to health insurance in any country, it pays to be prepared. After all, you never know what costs you might be facing, until a time comes when you are ill or injured and require treatment. And as with any area of life, being presented with an unexpected bill is never a good thing!    more ...
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How To Register With The Health System In Costa Rica

When it comes to healthcare in Latin America, Costa Rica has excellent standards. Frequently placed in the World Health Organisation’s top country rankings for long life expectancy, Costa Rica’s tropical climate and non-preservative-laden foods play a huge part in keeping its residents happy and healthy.    more ...
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What Quality Of Healthcare Can You Expect In Costa Rica?

Moving abroad presents a number of challenges and questions, chief among these being the issue of healthcare. Will you have access to the same quality of treatment as you had in your home country? How much of a difference is there between the public and private health systems?    more ...
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Maternity Care In Costa Rica: What The Options Are And How To Decide On A Birth Plan

Costa Rica's healthcare system is very supportive of those who are planning to have children. As an expat, you can either use the public health system, known as Caja , to help with your maternity needs; or you can take out for extra peace of mind.

Maternity Care in Costa Rica Under Public Insurance ( Caja )

In Costa Rica, maternity care is available to whoever has health insurance. Yet, depending on whether you are covered under Caj ...    more ...
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Moving To Costa Rica? Here’s What You Need To Know About The Zika Virus

As colourful as its currency and its national flower – a stunning orchid called a purple country girl – Costa Rica is a magical place to live. From the rugged volcanic rainforest terrain to its stunning protected coastlines and beaches, this truly beautiful country has so much to offer local people and expats alike.    more ...
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What Costa Rica's Measles Case Tells Us About Not Vaccinating Our Children

Two unvaccinated American children have fallen ill with measles in Costa Rica’s first native outbreak since 2006. The airborne virus is highly contagious and is spread by an infected person coughing or sneezing. It is thought that the children contracted the disease from an American woman who had visited the family earlier in March.    more ...
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A Healthcare Guide For Expat Retirees In Costa Rica

(c) Costaricapro on Wikipedia
Not only is public healthcare relatively cheap but the standard of living for expats there is also very good.

Costa Rica has some of the best medical facilities to be found in Latin America the country has two healthcare systems that they can access.

Among the surveys placing Costa Rica as a great place for expat retirees is the magazine International Living, which places the country regularly in its top 10 and in its latest survey it came ...    more ...
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Using The Healthcare System In Costa Rica - A Short Guide For Expats

Costa Rica is known to have one of the best healthcare systems in Latin America and the life expectancy of the population is among the highest in the world. Both public and private healthcare is undergoing continuous modernization with new equipment, new techniques and improved training. The best part is that the costs still remain low when compared to the United States and European Union countries. Here are some highlights of the healthcare syst ...    more ...
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Tis’ The Season To Be Bitten In Costa Rica

Pit Viper
3 Steps to Keep You Safe

The green season could also be called the slithering season due to the increase of snake sightings. The rain brings the snakes closer to residences, because of this fact, you should know a few things about them. Out of 139 species of snakes in Costa Rica, only 22 of them are venomous.

Some species spend their time on the ground, camouflaging in foliage or puddles, while others live amongst the trees. Costa Rica is ...    more ...

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