|Five stars on Amazon! Don't miss Talesmag's first book of essays, on cross-cultural food experiences from Mexico to Mongolia (plus recipes!)|
Are there any particular health concerns? What is the quality of available medical care? What medical conditions typically require medical evacuation?
Health care is not great, everybody medevacs out for anything serious. - Oct 2, 2017
Cuba has well-educated doctors, but I hear that the quality is not as high as it once was. The facilities are lacking as well. Medevacs are the norm. - Jan 2, 2016
Dengue fever and cholera. Athsma. Medical care is OK, but not great. There is a special hospital for foreigners with good doctors, but medicines and other supplies are not always available. U.S. interests section employees can use the medical unit, which has a doctor, nurse, and is well-stocked with medicines. - May 4, 2014
Health Unit is honestly incompetent. Teeth cleaning and vision services (contacts and eyeglasses) are afforadable on the local economy. Lots of pregnant women who seem to do fine despite lackluster med. - Aug 14, 2013
Medical care is spotty, Michael Moore notwithstanding. Most foreigners are treated at one hospital, which is better stocked than what is available for Cubans. But even that hospital is unreliable. Medevac is the best option. - Jul 9, 2011