This Guide Will Answer All Your Questions About Medical Care in Mexico

Source: Q-Roo Paul

The blog keeps me pretty busy and I get between 10-20 emails from readers a day. At least one or more of those emails contains questions directly related to healthcare here in Mexico.

Here are a few examples:

Can a foreigner join the public healthcare system in Mexico? If so, how much is it?

What’s the difference between the two public insurance systems (IMSS and Seguro Popular)?

Does the public healthcare system cover preexisting conditions?

What is the quality of medical care like in Mexico?

Can you tell me about all the possible insurance options (e.g. international plans, traveler’s insurance and emergency air evacuation)?

Are there assisted living communities in Mexico?

I could keep listing questions all day, but I think you get the point — I get a lot of questions!

Since I strive to keep my blog articles to a palatable 600-word or less format, I would have to write a lot of articles to cover every health-related topic that people ask me about. For those readers who don’t want to wait for me to do that, there is a solution:

The English Speaker’s Guide to Medical Care in Mexico (4th Edition)

I recently obtained a copy of this 256 page guide and I was immediately impressed by the level of research and preparation that went into it. I could use this single reference guide to answer every single medical-related question that I have ever been asked — and that’s saying a lot!

Clearly written with the layperson in mind, the guide is an easy read and is perfect for people thinking of making the move to Mexico. The digital version of the book contains numerous internal and external links that make it a breeze to navigate.

The guide, written by Monica Rix Paxson, is sold through Amazon. Click HERE to go to the page.

Let’s Wrap This Up

When it comes to healthcare in Mexico, there is a lot of misinformation out there. The author of this guide does a wonderful job of separating fact from fiction and provides a mountain of accurate information. I would have to write a hundred blog articles to cover all of the information in this book.

I want to add that I wasn’t paid for this recommendation and that I won’t make a penny from the sales — that should tell you how impressed I was with this guide.

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About the Author

Qroo Paul
Paul Kurtzweil (Q-Roo Paul) was a deputy sheriff in Florida for 25 years before retiring at the rank of lieutenant in 2015. He and his wife moved to Mexico looking to maximize their retirement income. They later started a blog called Two Expats Mexico ( to share their experiences as well as information about the logistical and legal aspects of retiring south of the border.

15 Comments on "This Guide Will Answer All Your Questions About Medical Care in Mexico"

  1. Great suggestion Paul!
    When we came to Mexico 17 years ago, I wish we had this then. As Canadians, who had never bough health insurance,,having to navigate through the process in a foreign language was daunting. We put it off for almost two years but fortunately we bought a decent plan six months before my husband had a heart attack.

  2. This is an excellent resource, Paul. The best compilation of accurate, thorough information available, I believe.

  3. Awesome! Thanks!

  4. Cathy Jones | May 22, 2017 at 11:10 am |

    thank you. I have researched medical in Mexico and for the cost and care I think it great better then what we can get
    in US for the money

  5. Rick Plourde | May 23, 2017 at 1:12 am |

    Thanks again Paul. Just what the doctor ordered, no pun intended. I just ordered my copy.

  6. Thanks! Going to order book when I get home tonight.

  7. Was going to send an email but do I have to have an AOL addy? I’ll try anyway.

  8. Thanks a million. I will buy as well. Have a beautiful day in paradise.

  9. I see in your monthly expenses you mentioned that Linda has medical insurance that also covers in the U S. What insurance company do you use and any pros and cons?
    We are moving to PDC in 2 weeks and we would love to get together with the two of you. If you could find the time in your busy schedule. Loretta and Louis

    • We use WEA. As far as pros and cons are concerned, we don’t have much to contribute because we’ve never had to make a claim.

      We do have a lot planned for the next month or so, but if you make it down to Akumal, we might be able to meet up. Just write us through the contact section of this site.

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