| Medical Tourism Summary|
Medical Services / Tourism Report, Mexicali, Mexico
Many residents from California, Arizona and Nevada look for medical and dental services in Mexicali, because they tend to be less expensive than those in the United States. Mexicali is home to several pharmacies marketed toward visitors from the United States. These pharmacies sell some pharmaceutical drugs without prescriptions and at much lower costs than pharmacies in the US. Most medications still require a doctor's prescription, although several accessible doctor offices are located near the border as well.
| Health Summary|
Health Care in Mexicali, Mexico
Very good medical facilities can be found in Mexicali, both capable of handling major trauma and cardiovascular emergencies. The smaller destinations of Ensenada and San Felipe have small clinics that provide good care but are not as capable. More serious emergencies should be referred to either Tijuana or San Diego (just over the US – Mexico border).
Because of the recent growth of US retirement communities and the close proximity to the US border, English is more widely spoken in the medical facilities making it easier to communicate.
T4H members report that If you need emergency medical treatment, it is better that you go to a private hospital; going to a public hospital or a Seguro Social hospital will be futile, as they are only for registered Mexican citizens and they themselves have problems getting medical attention there.
Mexicali, Mexico Travel – Mexicali, Mexico Travel Guide for Medical Tourists – Mexicali, Mexico Travel Tips
Mexicali is accessible from the United States through Calexico on Highway 111 and Highway 98 East and West via I-8. Mexican insurance is required, which should be bought before your trip.Mexicali has two border crossings, Mexicali East and Mexicali West, which has a SENTRI lane.
Mexicali's International Airport, "General Rodolfo Sánchez Taboada", is located 20 km east of the city and offers services to all types of flights, private and commercial.
Public transportation is also available in the city in the form of taxis and buses.
- Activities in Mexicali, Mexico
- Art and Museums
- Arts and Entertainment
- Church or Faith-Based Activities
- Coffee / Tea Houses
- International Airport
- Mall and Superstores
- Pubs and Bars
- Amentities in Mexicali, Mexico
- Good Internet Access
- Good Restaurants
| American-Friendly Retirement Destinations|
- American-Friendly Retirement Destinations in Mexicali, Mexico
| Medical Services Catering to North Americans|
- Medical Services Catering to North Americans in Mexicali, Mexico
- Alternative Therapy
- Cosmetic Surgery
- Dental / Light Elective / Wellness
- Diagnostic Services / Executive Physicals
- Major surgery
- Minor Needed Surgery
| Langages Spoken|
- Langages Spoken in Mexicali, Mexico
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