Great App for Finding the Nearest Medical Facility While in Mexico

Source: Q-Roo Paul

I’ve reviewed several applications created by the Mexican government and this one is the best by far. The app is called RadarCiSalud and its primary function is to show you all of the medical facilities closest to your current location.

The application is very easy to use and has an extensive database of facilities, including over 5,000 medical consultation offices located at pharmacies. I’ve been playing with it in my area and I found quite a few resources that I didn’t even know existed.

The app also allows you to store basic medical information about yourself – although I’m not sure how helpful this particular feature is since I was unable to find a way to transmit or even email the information to a health care provider.

My favorite aspect of using the app is the virtual locator feature that makes it easier to find the facility – especially when walking.

The app is available for Android and iOS.

The view from the virtual locator feature

A map shows all of the facilities nearest your location

You can get the phone number and directions to the facility

Let’s Wrap This Up

The only possible negative that I can see is that the app is only available in Spanish. However, even if you don’t speak Spanish, I would still recommend downloading the app if you plan on visiting Mexico. You can always look up a few words here and there as needed. The important thing is that you’ll instantly be able to find the nearest medical facility when you really need it.

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About the Author

Q-Roo Paul

Paul Kurtzweil (Q-Roo Paul) was a deputy sheriff in Florida for 25 years and retired at the rank of lieutenant in 2015. He moved to Mexico with his wife six days later to enjoy a laid-back, Caribbean lifestyle on a tight budget.

In 2016, Paul started a blog to share information with other people who may be thinking of making the move to Mexico. The blog, Two Expats Living in Mexico (qroo.us), has been viewed over a million times and Paul’s articles appear in periodicals across Mexico.

11 Comments on "Great App for Finding the Nearest Medical Facility While in Mexico"

  1. Thanks Paul. Do we know if it also works in Baja Norte?

  2. Now that’s good info . Thanks !

  3. Thank you so much, Paul. We know that this will come in handy and we are very greatful for you taking the time to post this info! Deb

  4. Great resource. Thanks much Paul.

  5. Thanks so much, great information!

  6. |Good Idea I’ll check it out 🙂 Thanks QRoo-paul

  7. Happy New Year. Thank you for all your informative blogs, I continue to look forward to new insights about Expacts living in Mexico.
    When I retire in May from the VA, my wife and I look forward to traveling to Mexico. Since we. live in Texas, we thougt we would start with driving over to Baja CA and down to Cabo. All our friends encourage us not to drive to Mexico, stating the Police will constantly pull you over and expect a bribe or they will take you to jail. We injoy driving, especially in our comfortable truck, I am a safe driver, I don’t have tickets, I avoid trouble. Any insights you have about driving in that part of Mexico would be appreciated.
    Thanks
    Stephen & Coleen

    • We have several neighbors that drive back and forth from Texas. There are several police checkpoints along the way and you can inspect some extra attention at those. Although most of them report being stopped quite often, none of them had to pay anything. They said that the police were most interested in checking the Temporary Import Permit to bring the car in. They like to seize cars that are not in compliance.

  8. Bobbi Hutchins | January 5, 2017 at 10:50 am | Reply

    http://oct2013.lakechapalareporter.com/seguro-popular-universal-health-care-in-mexico/

    Have you checked on this insurance that covers anyone, even expats? If the link doesn’t work just enter Seguro Popular Universal health care and see if Phase 1 information comes up for you. What do you know about it?

    Thank you,
    Bobbi Hutchins

  9. Gay Grieger-Lods | January 5, 2017 at 3:17 pm | Reply

    Very cool. We live in Puebla and we’re able to see dozens of doctors within one k from our home.

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