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

There are a couple of hospitals, but I heard they aren't very good. If you need good medical care, you need to go to Bogota or Baranquilla. - Feb 2020

I have found that my seasonal allergies are not nearly as bad here. There are a few hospitals for basic issues that are fine. But everything is separate (so you'll see a doctor, go somewhere else to get your blood work done, then need to go back to pick up results and take them to the doctor...). There are better doctors in Bogota. - Aug 2019

Medical care is decent for general issues. Dental care is good; many Americans and Canadians come here for their orthodontic work. There is no malaria and very little dengue in Cartagena. They tell us not to drink the water, but that "brushing your teeth" is OK. We have not had any problems, even eating from the street vendors. - Mar 2012

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