Healthcare in Merida, Yucatan
Mérida, the capital of the state, has always been a center for medical services in the Yucatán. The University of Yucatán (UADY) has had for generations one of the best medical schools in Mexico. Because of the quality of the hospitals and the many specialists of all kinds, patients from all over the southeast of Mexico - Quintana Roo, Campeche, Tabasco, Chiapas, Veracruz and even Belize, come to Mérida for medical attention.
Residents will find that health services and care, including checkups, dental care, plastic surgery, rehabilitation, and intensive care, besides being first class, cost a fraction of what they would cost in the U.S. Many of the doctors speak English as they have done post-graduate work abroad.
For dental care we recommend Dr. Javier Cámara and Dr. Victor Gámez. If you are considering cosmetic surgery, we suggest you consult with Dr. Fernando Nuñez. All of these three doctors have studied in the US and speak perfect English.
The best hospitals in Mérida include the Clínica de Merida, tel. 942 1800, The Centro Médico de las Américas (CMA) tel. 926 2111, and Star Médica, tel. 930-2880. In Progreso you will find the Centro Médico Americano, tel. (969) 935 0951. In Cancún, there are the Hospiten, tel. 881-3700, and the Ameri Med, 881-3400.
For health insurance, rates in Mexico are very accessible. You can be protected and use the best hospitals and doctors at reasonable costs. The upper age limit to start is 65 or 69, depending on the company.
Blood banks: In Yucatán there is no North American Red Cross Blood Bank with units of blood on call, but rather for each emergency or scheduled operation blood is sourced from the hospital's own blood bank. It is customary for the patient to be requested to replenish the blood used from relatives and friends with the same blood type. Be sure to carry your blood type with you in case of emergency and know which of your friends and relatives might have the same blood type as you.
Dr. Fernando Núnez
Tel. (999) 920 2121
Cel. 9993 65 03 47
Nena Mier y Teran
Cel. 044 999 140 0387
Hospitals in Mérida, Yucatán
Centro Médico de las Américas
Calle 54 No. 365 just off Perez Ponce Ave.
Tel. (999) 926 2111
Centro Médico Americano (Progreso)
Tel. (969) 935 0951
NOTE: Neither Yucatan Today nor any of its editors or contributors expressly recommend any of the doctors or dentists listed above. As always, anywhere in the world, you are responsible for your own decisions about your health.