The market for medical tourism is growing rapidly in Mexico, as the medical care and procedure prices in North America increase in price completely out of reach. In this type of tourism, visitors from around the world schedule medical or dental treatments that are out of reach in their countries of origin.
Cancun and Playa del Carmen get thousands of tourists from all over the world, eager to enjoy the beautiful beaches, fun parks and mystical archaeological sites. Many of these tourists, whether by disease, injury or personal desire; visit local clinics and hospitals to treat various conditions, checkups or even cosmetic procedures.
Medical Tourism in Mexico at a Glance: Facts sheet
|Medical tourism revenue in 2013||2,847 million USD|
|Estimated annual growth 2013-2016||7.3 %|
|Savings in medical services compared to US||36% to 89%|
|Major medical specialties:||Cardiology, cosmetic and reconstructive surgery, reproductive and fertility health,oncology, orthopedics, dentistry, general surgery back and bariatric surgery.|
|Major medical groups providing medical care to foreigner||Christus Muguerza, Grupo Angeles, CIMA,Galenia, Puerta de Hierro, San Javier, Tec Health, Ginequito, OCA, ABC, EXCEL, SIMNSA, Doctor’s Hospital, Medical Star, Alma Mater, Poliplaza, Hispano-Americano, among others.|
|International insurance companies that work with Mexican hospitals||Aetna, BCBS, Coventry Health Care, Humana, Kaiser, Unicare, United Health,Allianz, RBC, AXA and Bupa|
If you’re looking for a quality medical service, you must know that you are in good hands. Both Cancun and the Riviera Maya have several hospitals, with excellent service and the best professionals. Have a look at our handy guide for the best Medical Centers in Cancun and the Riviera Maya:
Best Medical Care in Cancun and Playa del Carmen
Hospiten: Riviera Maya, Playa del Carmen / Cancun
|Playa del Carmen||Cancun|
|Lote 1 Manzana 30, Playacar Fase II, Av Balamcanché, Playacar Playa del Carmen, Q.R.
+52 (984) 803 1002
|Av. Bonampak – Lote 7, SM 2, SM 10 Quintana Roo Cancún Mexico
+52 (998) 881 37 00+52 (998) 881 37 37
This renowned hospital has been serving the area of Cancun and Playa del Carmen for many years, and it is considered one of the best in the area. Some of the specialties they have are:
- Gastrointestinal medicine
- Plastic and reconstructive surgery
- Ear Nose and Throat medicine
It is located relatively close to the hotel zone, so it is also ideal for emergencies, cosmetic or dematological procedures, etc. In Playa del Carmen this hospital is located at the entrance of Playacar, very close to the area known as La Joya.
Av. Tulum s / n, SM12, Mz.01, Lote 01,
Santa Maria Sike, Cancun, QROO
+52 998 891 5200
This hospital is certified by international associations such as Accreditation Canada International and the International Commission. It is located in one of the main avenues of Cancun and close to downtown and the airport, which provides easy access for people coming for checkups and treatments.
Some of their specialties are:
- Laparoscopic surgery
- Traumatology and orthopedics
Founded in 2004, Galenia has more than a decade serving local and foreign patients and has specialized clinical radiology and molecular biology as well as technology to support a speedy recovery for their patients.
Costamed: Cozumel, Playa del Carmen and Tulum
|Cozumel||Playa del Carmen||Tulum|
|Calle Primera Sur No. 101 Cozumel, QR, Mexico 77640
+52 (987 872 9400)
|Carr. Federal, MZ 285, LT 7, entre 27 y 23, Edificio ProgresoCol. Ejido Sur, Playa del Carmen, QR, Mexico 77712
+52 (984) 8037777
|Avenida Tulum Manzana 4 Lote 7Tulum, Quintana Roo
+52 984 871 2271
Another clinic that is very popular and offers locations in the Riviera Maya and Mahahual, the Costamed group offers excellent medical care at competitive prices. Another advantage of this facility is that it provides bilingual medical consultations as well as a variety of specialties such as:
- Hyperbaric Medicine
- General medicine
- General Surgery
- Intensive Care
- Gynecology and obstetrics
- Plastic surgery
Costamed offers a network of professionals and clinics, always ready to assist you. Whether you require a general check-up, laboratory work or any aesthetic or dental procedure, this place is ideal as all of their clinics are centrally located.
One of the great advantages of living in Valle Bambu, is its proximity to these and other medical, educational and commercial services. Imagine, living within walking distance of all your family needs; but surrounded by nature in a modern community.
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