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4 Important Questions Expats have about Healthcare in Mexico

4 Important Questions Expats have about Healthcare in Mexico

Are you an expat living in Mexico? If the answer is yes, then here are 4 important questions about Mexican healthcare system that you may need answers to:

1) Can I use our existing US or Canadian health insurance plan in Mexico?

The answer is yes. If you register with Lakeside Medical Group, you can enjoy full health coverage on your existing health plan. The group accepts more than 350 USA and Canada health policies. You can check our website for a list of plans.

If you are using your existing US plan, you don’t have to pay deductibles or co-insurance. Using your existing policy benefits, we will offer you comprehensive Managed Care. There is no need to buy a new policy or pay anything extra to access quality care in Mexico.

 

Are you an expat living in Mexico? If the answer is yes, then here are 4 important questions about Mexican healthcare system that you may need answers to:

1) Can I use our existing US or Canadian health insurance plan in Mexico?

The answer is yes. If you register with Lakeside Medical Group, you can enjoy full health coverage on your existing health plan. The group accepts more than 350 USA and Canada health policies. You can check our website for a list of plans.

If you are using your existing US plan, you don’t have to pay deductibles or co-insurance. Using your existing policy benefits, we will offer you comprehensive Managed Care. There is no need to buy a new policy or pay anything extra to access quality care in Mexico.

2) Why should I opt for private healthcare in Mexico?

Private hospitals and clinics in Mexico are better equipped and provide high quality care. They provide better access to specialised healthcare procedures. If you are a registered member of Lakeside Medical Group, you can enjoy hassle-free access to Managed Care and emergency care across the country. Utilising our services, you can avoid the long waiting periods commonly associated with healthcare in Mexico’s public system.

If you fall sick during your stay in Mexico, our primary care physician will first see you in our medical office. If needed, referrals will be made to other hospitals, clinics, diagnostic centres or specialists where your insurance plan benefits will be accepted. We not only own and operate our facilities in Mexico, but also have a team of specialists, pharmacies, diagnostic centres, laboratories, emergency rooms and independent contracted hospitals.

3) How difficult it is to obtain quality prescription drugs in Mexico?

There are several pharmacies across Mexico that sell quality medicines, so you don’t have to worry about the availability of prescription drugs. Even Lakeside Medical Group offers prescription drug benefits for its registered members.

You just to need to email us the list of medicines and we will make them available for you. You can pick the medications from our facility without worrying about the payment. Our group gets paid for your medication from your insurance company. If you are staying in Puerto Vallarta, Los Cabos, Merida, San Miguel de Allende and Mexico City, San Carlos Sonora and Ensenada, we will deliver the medicines at your doorstep. 

4) Does Medicare get accepted in Mexico?

The answer is yes but only Medicare Advantage and Supplement Plans. Standard Medicare A and B cannot be used outside the USA so you cannot enjoy coverage on these. Lakeside Medical Group offers coverage if you have Medicare Advantage Plan.

Registering with Lakeside Medical Group is free of cost. You don’t have to pay anything extra or out-of-pocket to start availing full medical coverage in Mexico through our network of best hospitals and doctors.