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Are there any particular health concerns? What is the quality of available medical care? What medical conditions typically require medical evacuation?

Health care is pretty terrible, especially at the public hospital. I found a private, British-trained doctor who was excellent (an internalist) and he even did house calls for a fraction of the cost in the US, but emergency-room services and specialty services (heart, ENT, etc) can be really spotty and most people MedEvac for everything from a root canal to a dengue infection. - Jul 11, 2016
Medical care is sketchy at best. Be sure to return to the US for anything serious. To give you an idea, several people we know (adults and kids) have had simple broken bones misdiagnosed. - Mar 3, 2013
HIGH and terrible. - Nov 22, 2011
Quality of health care seems spotty. There are a few 24 hour clinics that seem ok. They do have hospitals here and many UK or American trained doctors. For any serious health issues, I'd expect to fly out to Miami. - Jun 15, 2011
Dengue fever was an issue this year and remains a concern. Local health care is mixed. I wouldn't be comfortable with any serious health condition at the local hospitals, but the local clinics offer decent, (mostly) U.S. standard health care with (mostly) U.S. or U.K. trained physicians that would be sufficient for any minor health issue. - Dec 20, 2010
Medical care is pretty high. - Feb 18, 2010
Dengue fever. - Jan 22, 2009