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Health Care Nuevo Vallarta

There are a few ways to get medical attention if you need it. There are some local clinics and Hospitals nearby. 

Nobody plans for accidents, so it’s probably best to get to know the right places before anything happens (and carry around some extra cash too!).

Private hospitals and clinics offer good-quality care and expect payment in advance. Be prepared to pay for treatment yourself and then request a refund from your insurer. Make sure you have adequate travel health insurance and accessible funds to cover the cost of any medical treatment and medical evacuation, if required. Contact your insurance company promptly if you are referred to a medical facility for treatment or get a quote for coverage before you arrive.

 Why do Canadians and Americans travel to Mexico for their health care? READ HERE




Hospitals / Ambulance
Doctors / Medical Services
Dental Care



Bucerias CMQ Hospital

Hospital CMQ Riviera Nayarit is open 24/7 with bilingual physicians and staff, a fully equipped Emergency area & Intensive Care Unit, and more than twenty patient rooms with beautiful ocean views.

Other Private Hospitals Nearby


Punta Mita Hospital

Punta Mita Hospital enlists the experience of Dr. Najmabadi, Dr. Ohadi and Dr. Ahdoot from Los Angeles, CA. Bringing quality health care services to the north shore and area.



Hospital Joya - Nuevo Vallarta

Hospital Joya acquired San Javier Riviera 2020. Located within the Business Center near Paradise Village. It provides comprehensive hospitable services with diagnosis and treatment equipment for locals and tourists.

Nuevo Vallarta, Riviera Nayarit, México


Nobody plans to get sick, but if it happens, it's good to know where to go. Centro de Salud (translated Health Center) is great for little emergencies and issues. The consultation fee is $51 pesos.  Waiting time can be minimal (we cannot guarantee that statement) depending on the current trend of ailments (flu season).  Other Doctors in and around Bucerias are excellent and English is spoken.  Some Doctors charges around $250 pesos per visit, some a little more but most come highly recommended.  

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Medicine / Prescriptions

If you need medicine, or your prescription ran out, you will find that Bucerias pharmacies are very reasonable. Prescriptions are recommended, but if you know what you need, or if you bring your empty box/bottle, they may be able to refill it. As always, it's always best to see a doctor first.


Many US and Canadian citizens have discovered substantial savings (even after the cost of the vacation) by having quality dental work done in Mexico. Mexican Dentists & Oral Surgeons are equal to the best available across the world. Dental training and certification in Mexico is very similar to the Canada/US. Four years of dental school, followed by a one year internship, then a professional exam. Look for a Dentist that is a member of the ADM (Associacion Dental Mexicana) or the American Dental Association. Certification is not mandatory, but ensures they are up to date with their training and ethics.  Stay away from dentists with bad teeth!  

Click here for listings of local Dentists.

Local Clinics


Medic-Air Location: Mezcales, 10 minutes south from Bucerias. Hours: 24 x 7

General doctors 24/7, and specialists on call everyday. Available digital x rays, ultra sonogram and laboratory, emergency services.




Telephone: (329) 296-5444
Call from Canada or US: +52-1 (329) 296-5444
Address: Carretera Tepic Puerto Vallarta, No 67 Sur, Mezcales.