Information for Patients

Healthcare in Mexico is divided between public and private sector. Public institutions are government run. Private care in Mexico is independently run with no government interference.  Private healthcare is a preferred for many with means and is of high and excellent standard in comparison to the public health system. Universal health coverage for all Mexican citizens at basic and primary level has been established in the country since 2012. 

There are separate insurances for both private and public and both must be considered. That being said, cost of care in Mexico is minimum with the average emergency room visit costing 400 Mexican pesos ($20). 

Information for Health Care Professionals

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

The language of medical instruction in Mexico is Spanish.

Information for Travelers 

Many medical students from the US travel to Mexico to study for a fraction of the cost. In addition, medical tourism is common along the US-Mexican border with US citizens travelling to Mexico for dental services of the same quality as the USA but at a more competitive price point. 

Vaccines are not needed for entry into Mexico but for long term stays, Hepatitis A and B vaccines, as well as thyroids, are recommended. 

Link to the Ministry of health website for that country: