Asuncion - 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?

Oh yes. COVID is currently out of control and hospital beds are limited here. Dengue fever is a real issue and plenty of people get it. We have a great med unit at post with a great local doctor. Anything too serious and you will head to Miami. - Jan 2021

I have been sick a number of times in the last month and its just as fast to go to the emergency room as a doctor. I have had great care with a dentist, gynecologist, internist for my son. No concerns with care. Many women have been pregnant here although Zika is still mentioned (it is more of a concern outside of the city). I even had an American friend give birth in the local hospital. We've had friends medivaced for skin cancer, emergency dental care, and for childbirth. - Jun 2019

Dengue, chikungunya (related), and yellow fever. Wear bug spray. There are two hospitals here. Medical evacuation for anything major. - Aug 2018

Mosquito borne illnesses, but bug spray is available for purchase. - Jun 2018

Dengue and zika. There are a few well regarded hospitals including Bautista and La Costa. It is very affordable! I have friends who have had babies and surgeries here and have been very happy with the care they received. - May 2016

There's dengue and chikingunya. Medical care is not bad. Dentists are inexpensive and some are quite good. - Sep 2015

The medical care is just OK. I try to get as much of it as I can outside of PY. - Apr 2015

Food poisioning is always a great way to start a weekend. Dengue is present, although not prevalent. Emergency care is available, however anything serious that can be / will be medevac'd. - Aug 2014

The healthcare here is okay. There is not a U.S. doctor at post, however there are several English speaking ones (some even U.S. trained) working in the community. - Jul 2013

Health care is mediocre. It's gotten better recently, but many Paraguayans with means go to Sao Paulo or Buenos Aires for medical care. - Aug 2011

THE DENGUE. I hear dentistry here is okay. I hope I never have to know about the hospitals. - Jun 2011

Despite what others have said, I think the medical care here is very good compared to other countries. They have a brand new children's hospital with the latest equipment, the adult hospital too has all the latest equipment. Doctors are great (although most don't speak English) and I have been very impressed. - Feb 2011

Sort of. Emergency medical care at hospitals is terrible, so just hope you don't get too sick. But there are plenty of decent doctors. - Apr 2010

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