Medical Practitioners

Please note: The Department of State assumes no responsibility or liability for the professional ability or reputation of, or the quality of services provided by, the entities or individuals whose names appear on the following lists. Inclusion on this list is in no way an endorsement by the Department or the U.S. government. Names are listed alphabetically, and the order in which they appear has no other significance. The information on the list is provided directly by the local service providers; the Department is not in a position to vouch for such information.

Embassy Responsibility
If an American citizen becomes seriously ill or injured abroad, a U.S. consular officer can assist in locating appropriate medical services and informing family or friends.  If necessary, a consular officer can also assist in the transfer of funds from the United States.  However, payment of hospital and other expenses is the responsibility of the traveler.

Be Prepared
To facilitate identification in case of an accident, complete the information page on the inside of your passport providing the name, address and telephone number of someone to be contacted in an emergency.

Health Insurance
Before going abroad, learn what medical services your health insurance will cover overseas. If your health insurance policy provides coverage outside the United States, remember to carry both your insurance policy identity card as proof of such insurance and a claim form.  Although many health insurance companies will pay “customary and reasonable” hospital costs abroad, very few will pay for your medical evacuation back to the United States.  Medical evacuation can easily cost $10,000 and up, depending on your location and medical condition. 

Medicare and other Social Security Programs
THE SOCIAL SECURITY MEDICARE PROGRAM DOES NOT PROVIDE COVERAGE FOR HOSPITAL OR MEDICAL COSTS OUTSIDE THE U.S.A.

Medicare coverage outside of the United States (PDF – 211kb) is very limited and in nearly all situations does not provide coverage for hospital or medical costs in Mexico. The Veterans Affairs health care program only reimburses registrants in the Foreign Medical Program for eligible health care costs in Mexico.

Senior citizens may wish to contact the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) for information about foreign medical care coverage with Medicare supplement plans.

More information is available on the internet at travel.state.gov.

Hospitals in Mexico City (English Spoken)
The U.S. Embassy Mexico City does not assume responsibility for the professional ability or integrity of the persons or firms whose names appear on the following list.  The ACS Unit cannot recommend a particular physician and assumes no responsibility for the quality of service provided.

Please Note: The Consulate cannot recommend a particular physician and assumes no responsibility for the quality of service provided.

List of Doctors (PDF- 226 KB)

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The U.S. Consulate Guadalajara can help you find medical assistance and, at your request, notify your family or friends of your condition.

If it is an emergency we recommend that you call 066 from within Mexico to contact emergency services.

Click on the following link if you would like a list of doctors and hospitals (PDF – 188 KB) in Guadalajara and the surrounding consular district.

You may also request the lists by e-mail at: acsgdl@state.gov or by telephone at (01-52-33) 3268-2200, Ext. 2273 (during working hours).

American Citizens Services cannot recommend a particular physician and assumes no responsibility for the quality of service provided.

More information can be found on the Department of State site at Medical Information for Americans Abroad.

Please Note: The Consulate cannot recommend a particular physician and assumes no responsibility for the quality of service provided.

Illness

If you become sick or hurt, you can contact a consular officer for a list of local doctors, dentists, and medical specialists. If you are injured or become seriously ill, a consul will help you find medical assistance and, at your request, inform your family or friends.

List of Doctors

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List of Medical Providers and Hospitals in the Matamoros Consular District

The following list is arranged in alphabetical order by surname. It does not list all the well-qualified physicians in the district, but provides a representative selection.

The Consulate General in Matamoros assumes no responsibility for either the quality of these medical providers or for their fees.

Please  download form (PDF – 256Kb) to access our list of medical providers and hospitals.

The U.S. Consulate Merida assumes no responsibility or liability for the professional ability, reputation of, or the quality of services provided by the following persons or institutions. Inclusion on this list is in no way an endorsement by the Department of State or U.S. Consulate or Consular Agencies. You may wish to consult other sources in the selection of doctors and hospitals.  To see information on hospitals and doctors in Merida, Cancun, Playa Del Carmen, Cozumel and Campeche, Mexico (PDF 358 Kb).

Please be aware that the U.S. Consulate and Consular Agencies will NOT pay your medical bill nor mediate a billing dispute between you and the hospital or physician.  All doctors, hospitals or medical facilities, public or private, will require full payment for services to be rendered, in cash or by credit card, at the time of service.  Most are NOT able to bill your US insurance company for payment.  Rather, they will give you receipts for your payment so you may request reimbursement from your U.S. insurance carrier; be sure to get an itemized bill.  We have had many cases of U.S. citizens not allowed to discharge from local hospitals until payment is made in full.  If you believe you are being charged unfairly, you may contact the Mexican government consumer rights protection agency, PROFECO or call 01-800-468-8722 and ask for an English-speaking operator).

Medicare and Medicaid will generally NOT cover medical expenses incurred outside of the U.S.  For more information, please visit the Official Medicare website and the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services and review thefollowing document.

Many policies do NOT cover costs of air ambulance service. Additional insurance that will cover air ambulance/medevac service is strongly recommended for all travelers. It is a good idea to get a 24/7 phone number from your insurance carrier.

A list of doctors and hospitals has been prepared by the Consulate General of the United States of America in Monterrey, Mexico for the convenience of United State citizens seeking assistance in obtaining medical services. It is not intended to be a complete list of all competent doctors in the area.

The American Consulate General of Monterrey assumes no responsibility for the professional ability or integrity of the persons or medical facilities whose names appear on the list. It has been arranged in alphabetical order by specialty and surname.

In order to provide American citizens in medical emergencies with a reference of physicians within the Nogales Consular District, the Consulate has prepared the following Doctors List.

The Consulate, however, does not endorse any particular physician.  The Consulate does not assume any responsibility for the professional ability or integrity of the doctors in the list.  All information, including the ability to speak English was supplied by each doctor.  Keep in mind that fees may vary greatly depending on the doctor and type of service provided.  The Consulate does not assume any financial responsibility for services rendered, all medical expenses will rest on the American citizen.

You may view and print the Doctors List (PDF – 164KB).

General medical information for international travelers is available at travel.state.gov. In addition, the CDC maintains the international travelers hotline at 1-877-FYI-TRIP (1-877-394-8747).

There are no significant unusual or endemic illnesses in Nuevo Laredo. The health environment is almost identical to that of Laredo, Texas, and other southern Texas border cities. Minor illnesses such as colds, sore throats, and simple gastrointestinal upsets are the most common health problems experienced in Nuevo Laredo. Common drugstore remedies are usually sufficient but, if the illness persists or becomes more serious, a doctor in either of the two Laredos would be capable of providing treatment. Below you’ll find information on hospitals, doctors and dentists in our consular district.

List of Hospitals (PDF-368 KB)
List of Medical Doctors (PDF-329 KB)
List of Dentists (PDF-183 KB)

For location and contact information of medical facilities available in Baja California and Baja California Sur, please refer to our list of doctors and hospitals (PDF).