Ciudad Juarez - Post Report Question and Answers

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

I think medical care is pretty good, but dust and allergies are a real problem. - Feb 2023

Dust and allergies. Medical care is available, especially in El Paso. Lately with COVID, many doctors have patients wait a long time. - Mar 2022

It is dry and dusty at 3500 ft elevation. Lots of available medical care in Juarez and El Paso. It is much cheaper in Mexico, but mostly Spanish-speaking. The Consulate has a nurse that can help navigate Mexican medical care. It comes down to personal preference. - Jun 2019

Medical care in El Paso is adequate, although there can be long waits for appointments. Care in CDJ is largely Spanish-language. The MED unit has a nurse only, who is unable to prescribe. - Feb 2019

Most people develop allergies here. It is easy to get high quality health care on both sides of the border. - Jan 2019

I don't think there are any specific health concerns. There are two fantastic private hospitals within fifteen minutes of the consulate. I had my baby here. I have my dental work done here. I had a root canal here. I go to El Paso for my kids' well-check ups and vaccines, but I see a pediatrician here in Juarez when they are sick. We haven't had a medical unit during most of the time I have been here, so that's a little frustrating. - Jun 2016

good dentists and the private hospital is nice. - Apr 2016

No. - Apr 2016

I don't believe there are health concerns specific to Juarez. It's safe to drink the water here and we've never had food-related health trouble. In our experience so far, medical and dental care is excellent and inexpensive. And of course there's El Paso if language is a concern. Many doctors and dentists here speak English, though, as people come over from El Paso sometimes - especially for dental care. - Dec 2015

good options for medical care. only allergies during hot season. - Aug 2015

No. There's a decent hospital on the corner. I go to ELP for most stuff. - Jun 2014

No, good healthcare options in Juarez and a 15 minute drive (with no traffic or line to cross at the POE) to El Paso. - Aug 2013

There is a good hospital right next to the consulate, and several hospitals in El Paso - Jun 2013

None really. Water is passably potable. Doctors and dentists are excellent. One of the best hospitals in Juarez is a block from the Consulate. - Sep 2012

Well, there’s the possibility of getting whacked in a cartel hit. Other than that, no special medical concerns. Medical care is good on both sides of the border. - Jul 2011

Allergies can be a problem with the dust and pollen. - Jun 2011

There are some excellent local doctors and dentists. Many people do cross for medical care, however. - Mar 2009

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