Student Healthcare and Medical Insurance in Guatemala

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Guatemala offers sate of the art hospitals with good facilities. They provide specialist services for the general public, including those who live withi Guatemala, those who are from outside Guatemala and those who are passing through the country or in transit.

Medical evacuation- Guatemala has medical evacuation facility in case in case of emergencies. There are a number of insurance companies which cover medical evacuation.

Health Insurance- it is advised to have medical insuarance when traveling to Guatemala.

There are many hospitals in Guatemala that provide basic and primary health care services. Some of them are as listed below.

Hospital Roosevelt

Is a healthcare center that serves people referred from departmental and regional hospitals. It serves those who live in the capital city and the rest of the country. Similarly, care is provided to citizens of other countries who live in, or are passing through Guatemala. This hospital offers specialized medical and hospital services free of charge in surgery, maternity, orthopedics, internal medicine, traumatology, gynecology, pediatrics, ophthalmology and other subspecialties.

Hospital Herrera Llerandi

It is an institution of recognized prestige which is operated by the Association of Specialist Physicians of Guatemala. It is a non-profit organization whose goal is to provide the best of modern medicine to the population of Guatemala and to foreigners who visit the country. There are more than 340 Specialists in the following areas: Surgery and its Subspecialties, Internal Medicine, and its subspecialties, Anesthesiology, Obstetrics, Gynecology, Pediatrics and its subspecialties, Orthopedics and, Traumatology, Urology, Gastroenterology, Otorhinolaryngology, Pathology, Radiology, Ophthalmology, Psychiatry, Nutrition, and other areas.

Services- Online Services, Imaging Diagnosis, Breast Unit, Clinical laboratory, blood bank, Emergency, Bedridden, Intensive ICU, Maternity, Virtual Crib Room, Invasive Cardiology, and Non-Invasive Cardiology, Pediatrics, Surgery, Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Hemodialysis, and Pre-Admission of Patients

Medical Section- Medical education, Clinical laboratory, Room Programming, Cardio programming, Gastro programming, Operating Record, Vademecum, and Imaging Diagnosis


Nuestra Senora Del Pilar Hospital-

This hospital was founded in 1940 and is the oldest in Zaragoza, Guatemala. it is a private general medical-surgical hospital. Its services include the Gynecology and Obstetrics Unit, the 24-hour pediatric emergency service and the ophthalmological emergencies, to mention but a few.

Specialties- these include clinical analysis, anesthesiology and resuscitation, angiology and vascular surgery, digestive system, arthroscopy and surgery of the shoulder, cardiology, general and digestive surgery, plastic and repair surgery, plastic surgery, dermatology, medical-surgical and venereology, endocrine, hematology and hemotherapy, internal medicine, clinical neurophysiology, pneumology, neurology, ophthalmology, otorhinolaryngology, pediatrics, psychology, psychiatry, radiodiagnosis, rehabilitation, rheumatology, traumatology and orthopedic surgery, and urology


Hospital Universitario Esperanza

This hospital was created by the  Herrera  Llerandi Foundation in 1992. Since its inception, the hospital was conceived in order to offer a different alternative in health services in Guatemala and Central America.

Services include:

Emergencies- The emergency care service provides comprehensive care for emergencies for adults, children and gynecology-obstetrics for 24 hours a day.

Intensive care unit- provides care to patients in critical condition who require support and continuous care by specialized personnel.

rooms- the bedding service has comfortable rooms both private and semi-private, which are assigned according to the patient's preference or the coverage of their medical insurance.

Maternity and Crib Room- The maternity services are widely recognized for providing special, personalized and professional care to future mothers and their families.

Clinical laboratory- The hospital has a complete clinical laboratory service which offers services as part of the comprehensive care to patients, visitors and doctors.

Blood bank- is committed to covering the needs of blood and blood products for the different services of the hospital.

Cardiology Unit- offers the diagnostic technologies and therapeutic services necessary to prevent, diagnose and treat multiple heart diseases.

Imaging Diagnosis- has highly experienced and highly qualified medical and support staff.

Endoscopy Unit- has optimal conditions of comfort and assistance for all patients.


Centrol Hospiatal La Paz

The hospital ensures that patients have the highest technology accompanied by an exclusive service with the best facilities, modern, comfortable and attended by staff who are highly trained in giving the best treatment.

Specialties- the hospital specializes in Pediatrics, General Surgery, Cardiology, and other services.

Facilities- the hospital offers the most modern and equipped emergency rooms, Luxurious suite and private rooms, Ambulance service, Modern intensive care unit, Modern operating rooms, Cradle room, Neonatal intensive, Pediatric care unit, Nuclear Medicine, External consultation clinics, Endoscopy / Gastroscopy / Colonoscopy Clinical Laboratory Unit, Cardiological center, Specialized diagnostic and imaging scepter, Pathology lab, Blood bank, Hyperbaric Chamber, aand Private parking.


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