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Medical Care in Bolivia

Acceptable medical and dental care are available in La Paz but varies in other areas, especially in rural zones.  Physicians, dentists, clinics and hospitals usually expect immediate cash deposits to perform health services. US medical insurance is not always valid outside the United States. The Medicaid-Medicare program does not provide payment for services outside the United States. In some cases, medical insurance with specific overseas and medical evacuation coverage has proved useful.

For information on health risks, travelers can contact the Centers for Disease Control at tel. no. (404) 332-4559.

Download a List of Doctors in Bolivia [PDF 216KB] (please note that the Embassy cannot recommend any doctor, including the ones on this list).

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