Information for Patients

Healthcare in Nicaragua is divided between private and public. Universal healthcare is provided to all Nicaraguan citizens in the public health system, with quality of service being hit or miss although it has improved over the years. High quality healthcare – in both the public and the private sector, can be found in the Managua region. Due to the lack of accessible maternal health specialists, maternal health is still an issue in the country.

Information for Health Care Professionals

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

The language of medical instruction in Nicaragua is Spanish.

Information for Travelers 

Medical tourism is popular mainly with Americans who fly down to Honduras to receive specialized treatment at a fraction of the cost it is in the United States.

Yellow fever is required. Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Typhoid, Rabies are recommended. Malaria tablets are also recommended due to its prevalence. 

The common language of hospitals in Nicaragua is Spanish with very few speaking English in major cities within the private sector. 

Link to the Ministry of health website for that country: