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 Gamez I.
Tel. (999) 926 4429, 927 5110
Email: [email protected]

Yucatan Dentist
Dr. Javier Cámara Patrón
Garcia Gineres, Francisco de Montejo and Altabrisa
Tel. (999) 167 9444
Email: [email protected]

C.D. Diana Navarro Zapata
Calle 15 No. 491 x 22, Fracc. Altabrisa, Consultorio # 508
Millennium Building
Office: 999 317 3600
Cel: 9992 76 05 30
Email: [email protected]

Dra. Teresita Hernández
Tel. 944 1085


UK Reflexology
Tel. 999 999 254 0083
Cel. 9993 65 03 47

Hospitals in Mérida, Yucatán

 Centro de Especialidades Médicas del Sureste
Calle 60 No. 329-B y Ave. Colon
Mérida, Yucatán, México
Tel. (999) 920 4040
Email: [email protected]

Centro Médico de las Américas
Calle 54 No. 365 just off Perez Ponce Ave.
Merida, Yucatán
Tel. (999) 926 2111
 [email protected]

Clínica de Mérida
Av. Itzáes No. 242, Col. García Ginerés
Mérida, Yucatán, México
Tel. (999) 942 1800 with 60 lines
Email: [email protected]

Star Medica Hospital
Calle 26 No. 199 between 15 &7
Col. Altabrisa, Mérida, Yucatán C.P. 97133
Tel. (999) 930 2880
Email: [email protected]

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.

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

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