There are a number of reasons why you may visit Mexico. You could be a sunshine person wanting to grab your share of the Mexican sun or someone who simply loves the rich culture and heritage of Mexico. Work and business trips can bring you to this laidback paradise too.
No matter what your reason is, it's always a good idea to stay covered with the right health insurance and medical aid. More so because Mexico has forever been touted as the expat magnet for people from different countries. Luckily, there are plenty of options too.
For short visits and extended stays
Whether it's a holiday or a quick business trip, you are going to need adequate health cover. While your current employer may have you covered, it is always a good idea to check for health insurance plans that cover you locally. The best part is that there is a good range of insurance plans to cover your diverse needs in Mexico. You can have the travel accident plan often provided by US and Canadian providers though some may exclude coverage in Mexico.
If you are using a Government-based insurance program of your country or are used to having free health check-ups and immediate medical assistance for hospital stay and medicines, you need to remember that Mexico does not have reciprocal agreements with other countries. So irrespective of the service you require - be it specialists, medicines, ambulance or support services - you may have to pay upfront costs to avail them. This also means it would be a good idea to know beforehand how reliable your current healthcare insurance is.
Options in Mexico
The vast majority in Mexico relies on its national insurance offered by the IMSS (Instituto Mexicano de Seguro Social). Though it works well for Mexican Nationals and generally for all those who contribute towards it through their salaries, expats need to figure out more reliable means of getting covered. It's common in Mexico to check whether you have a valid credit card and/or proof of insurance before commencing a treatment.
We’ve got your back
When buying insurance, you need to ensure that it covers your medical needs in Mexico, the choice of clinics and facilities you are eligible for, the limitations and the additional fees involved, the contact details or customer support for standby assistance etc. After all, there is a difference between travel assistance and travel insurance. You need to understand it well to get the best medical assistance and coverage while in Mexico. Alternatively, you can subscribe to the services we offer at Lakeside Medical Group. From personalized services to complete protection for medical expenses, we have you covered. You can avail great discounts on pharmacy and get patient-friendly services in a jiffy.
What’s best about Lakeside Medical Group is that it empowers you to stay covered under your existing insurance plans from your own country. We are able to do this through our ever-growing network of insurance vendors. Be it healthcare services or pharmacy assistance, we’ve got you covered. All you need to do is sign up, that too for free.
Visit https://www.lakemedicalgroup.com/ for more information.