star-medicaMérida, 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 health insurance, rates in Mexico are very accessible. You can be protected and use the best hospitals and doctors at reasonable costs.


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.




Control Odontológico
Dr. Victor Gámez I.
Tel. (999) 926 4429, 927 5110
FB:Control Odontologico Integral


Yucatan Dentist
Dr. Javier Cámara Patrón
1. Garcia Gineres, Tel. (999) 925 3399
2. Fco. de Montejo, Tel. (999) 946 6444
3. Altabrisa, Tel. (999) 167 9444
Mérida, Yucatán




Centro de Especialidades Médicas del Sureste – CEM
Calle 60 #329-B y Ave. Colon
Mérida, Yucatán
Tel. (999) 920 4040


Centro Médico Americano (Progreso)
Tel. (969) 935 0951


Centro Médico de las Américas – CMA
Calle 54 #365 media cuadra de Av. Perez Ponce
Merida, Yucatán
Tel. (999) 926 2111


Clínica de Mérida
Av. Itzáes #242, Col. García Ginerés
Mérida, Yucatán
Tel. (999) 942 1800


Hospital Faro del Mayab
Calle 24 s/n, entre 7 y 7A Col. Santa Gertrudis Copó
Mérida, Yucatán
Tel. (999) 689 4500


Hospital Star Médica
Calle 26 #199 x 15 y 7
Col. Altabrisa, Mérida, Yucatán
Tel. (999) 930 2880


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.


Recommended reading:

Medical Tourism
Medical Tourism: Star Médica is prepared
Medical Insurance to age 69
Face to Face: Dr. Luis Mario Baeza Mézquita

Esta entrada también está disponible en: ES