Some of the best hospitals and doctors are located in Banderas Bay, Mexico. Becoming a part-time or full-time resident in Puerto Vallarta or Riviera Nayarit is a big step, but it is an exciting step which should not be feared because of concerns about healthcare and hospital provision.
There really is no need to worry about the healthcare in Banderas Bay. On the contrary it is of great quality and much cheaper than back home. Private health insurance is also pretty cheap in comparison and you will find that cosmetic surgeries and non urgent treatments can be accessed without breaking the bank. In fact, medical tourism is booming on Banderas Bay for precisely that reason.
Private Hospitals in Banderas Bay
There are a lot of excellent private hospitals in Banderas Bay. Here are just a few of those options:
San Javier Hospital – Riviera Nayarit and Puerto Vallarta
There are two San Javier Hospitals in Banderas Bay, the first is located in Puerto Vallarta and the second is located in Nuevo Vallarta, meaning that you can access excellent private healthcare from both the north and south of Banderas Bay. It is classified as the number 1 trauma center in the area and the staff are bilingual, which is great for expats. There is an ICU unit that is open 24 hours each day. If you are expecting a baby or need any type of healthcare, then on Banderas Bay this is the best hospital as the hospital has the best facilities and uses modern technology and medicine.
Another one of the top hospitals on Banderas Bay is the Amerimed Hospital. It is open 24 hours each day and provides urgent and emergency care by US board trained doctors. The paramedics that are in the ambulances are US trained, which is great for English speaking patients. If you need air service to Guadalajara and the States, then this hospital provides this service. This hospital’s location is also very convenient for peopel living in Nuevo Vallarta and other areas in Riviera Nayarit as it is situated on the outskirts of Puerto Vallarta, near the airport.
Another top hospital on Banderas Bay is the Hospital Cornerstone. It uses the latest technology including, CAT scans, MRI’s, cardiac, and dialysis. The Hospital Cornerstone is a Level IV Trauma unit that accepts all insurances from Canada and United States patients. This hospital is located in downtown Puerto Vallarta.
El Regional Hospital
This is a great hospital that accepts patients without insurance. If you need any type of medical attention, then El Regional Hospital is a great choice. If you are admitted to the hospital, then expect to share a room with another patient, and of course other patients could be quite loud.
The equipment isn’t the latest and modern, but the care is excellent. The doctors do their best at speaking English, and for those without insurance will find out quickly that this private hospital is affordable. This is not the ideal place for healthcare, but can be a lifesaver for those without health insurance.