A Look at the Private Health Care System in Mexico (Video)

In this video, I give an overview of the private health care system in Mexico.

Links and Contact Info Mentioned in the Video

Site to find doctors in Mexico, check prices and make appointments:


Our recommendation for an insurance agent that handles expats across Mexico:

Launa Brockman, Expat Insurance Specialist

email: brockmanlauna@yahoo.com

cell: +52 984-207-6975

web: http://launainsurance.com.mx/

Well that’s it for today. Hasta Luego.

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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 (qroo.us) to share their experiences as well as information about the logistical and legal aspects of retiring south of the border.

15 Comments on "A Look at the Private Health Care System in Mexico (Video)"

  1. How can I contact Lana Brockman for private health insurance? I live in Mexico.

  2. Sally Matteson | February 27, 2021 at 10:19 am |

    I just watched your new private healthcare video and am so glad that I did. I’ve been working with an insurance broker here in Lake Chapala, trying to get coverage and after watching this….I’m going to wait and look into this whole process a bit more.

  3. gabriel villeneuve | February 27, 2021 at 11:22 am |

    bonjour super paul
    tes videos sont super , mais ils s’adresse seulement a ceux et celles qui comprennent l’anglais , pour atteindre la perfection un texte devrait accompagner ton video . les traducteur google sa marche pas bien .

  4. So far, I just buy all my medications from the pharmacies. No prescription necessary. I haven’t used any doctors while I’ve been here for the past three years. I get lab work done at Quest Laboratories. My US BCBS health insurance works down here. I called to verify, including all the free preventive health measures, like colonoscopies, etc. Just haven’t used it yet.

  5. Good overview Paul. FYI in regard to US insurance. My BCBS (FEHP) has excellent coverage for me here in Mexico. When my gallbladder decided to attack me…LOL, I needed emergent Laparoscopic Cholesystectomy. I called the number on the back of my card and was immediately transferred to a nurse coordinator. They faxed my info to a private hospital (Hospital Angeles). I was admitted that same day, went to surgery the following morning and stayed again overnight. On day three I walked out of the hospital and didn’t pay a single penny of the bill. It was covered 100%. I wasn’t even charged the co-pay for hospital admission. It was a win win for me as a patient, and for BCBS, because it cost them just a fraction of what they would have paid in the US. They also cover any medication I need here in Mexico. I just send them the pharmacy receipt. No questions asked. I was an ICU nurse my entire career. I know what ideal medical/surgical care should be. My experience with the private health care system here in Baja has been superb. I would encourage anyone needing care here in Mexico to venture using it. I think they will be pleasantly surprised at the excellent quality and delivery. From the small pharmacy clinic doctor to the big private hospitals, the patient will be treated quickly and with the utmost dignity and respect.

  6. Jack Williams | February 27, 2021 at 2:17 pm |

    Thanks, Paul. As always great information and very professional video quality.

    I take care of my elderly mother. When my stress level is very high I discovered that listening to you has a very calming affect on me. Your voice and presentation is calm, melodica, soothing and very pleasant in tone and cadence. Thanks for the therapy it provides me.

    Jack Williams

  7. Petriba Yeatts | February 27, 2021 at 2:45 pm |

    I believe your medical prices are based on the mainland. Prices on Baja California are higher. Petriba

  8. Hola, Paul.
    So, what if your Spanish is rudimentary? How do decipher the lab reports, price charts, etc, at the medical facility? Do many private medical care physicians speak English?

    • Most of the doctors speak English; however, their staff may not. As far as lab results, many of the terms used are the same or similar. You can pop anything you don’t know into google translate to learn more. Another option is to take them to an English-speaking doctor to interpret for you.

  9. Dawn Morrisonbrown | February 28, 2021 at 10:30 am |

    Thank you for the information. Really like the idea of travellers insurance if we go home for a visit. Will be looking into that for sure.

  10. I’ll endorse Vumi. We had it for a year,did not need to use it, but thought the pricing was fair. We chose not to renew thru Guardian agency in Playa del Carmen. Plenty of emails to back up our reasons for not renewing with them. I would suggest WeExpats as another agency with far more options and outstanding customer service. We do not have a policy with them

  11. Where is the link to check for private doctors by category throughout Mexico?

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