Belize

Information for Patients

Healthcare in Belize is well established and divided between private and public. Within the public healthcare system. National Health Insurance (NHI) provided health coverage for all citizens in the country and a low cost that is accessible and of average quality. Many foreign residents and those with serious conditions tend to tap more into the private sector.


Information for Health Care Professionals

All medical professionals must have all legal documents both notarized and legalized via local authorities. Upon submission the local Belizean embassy, exams for specific specialty must be submit. 

The language of medical instruction in Belize is English.


Information for Travelers 

The Government of Belize is pushing for greater medical tourism to the country to attract US Citizens and neighboring countries into utilising its primary health care services which are low-cost in comparison to neighboring countries (average cost of visit is US $7.50).

Yellow fever and Polio is required if travelling from a region in an infected zone. Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Typhoid, Rabies are recommended.

The common language of hospitals in Belize is English. 

Link to the Ministry of health website for that country: https://www.gub.uy/ministerio-salud-publica/ 


References:
 
https://www.pacificprime.com/country/americas/belize-health-insurance-pacific-prime-international/ 

https://internationalliving.com/countries/belize/health-care-in-belize/ 

http://iris.paho.org/xmlui/bitstream/handle/123456789/7690/9789275130407_eng.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y 

https://www.passporthealthusa.com/destination-advice/belize/ 

https://vivatropical.com/belize/belize-medical-tourism/