One of the points potential residents from abroad make when inquiring about moving to Panama is the health issue. Does Panama have quality hospitals? Does Pacific Coast Beaches have quality health care? We are pleased to tell you that Panama has the best health care in the region, especially in Coronado where you will find the San Fernando Hospital which currently offers a full medical staff on-hand, emergency room, laboratory, pharmacy and out patient services. What about ambulatory services? well their the fastest I have ever seen, depending where you are in the beach area you can typically see a response time of 5-9 minutes. No matter what your questions or concerns are about moving to Panama, don’t worry they got you covered. In Panama most people do not carry medical insurance because the cost of heath care is very affordable, with doctors that are very educated many in the United States.
Common misconceptions about Central America abound, but Panama is different: this booming country has the most advanced, metropolitan city in the region and is arguably one of the most cosmopolitan countries in Latin America. Its unique blend of mountain, beach and city environments make it an ideal place to live or retire.
Being such an advanced city has its perks, and one of them is the benefit of top quality healthcare. When you come to Panama, in the Pacific Coast Beaches, you need not worry about getting sick or needing to go to the hospital. In the eventuality of, God forbid, something happening to you or your loved ones, Panama and Pacific Coast Beaches have you covered.
Coronado currently has a fully-equipped medical clinic right in town with medical professionals, with plans to build a top quality hospital in Rio Hato currently in the works. For the time being, more serious injuries and treatments can be addressed by going to the City, approximately a 60-minute drive from the Pacific Coast Beach area.
Furthermore, Panama City has some of the best hospitals in Latin America, including Hospital Punta Pacífica, affiliated with the Johns Hopkins Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland.
The beach towns will receive its new major hospital sometime in 2016 located in Rio Hato, government developers say. Residents of Panama are “ecstatic” to hear the good news; even though the Panama Medical Clinic is well equipped and with a knowledgeable staff, patients who need to go through special treatments for Cancer and other serious ailments currently have to go to the city.
With the opening of this brand new hospital in Panama, the inconvenience of driving a long ways away for specialized medical treatment will be a thing of the past.
Even better days are coming for Panama. With a tourism boom that’s injected new life to the local economy, and commercial projects well underway coupled with the forthcoming hospital, Panama Pacific Coast Beaches are on its way to becoming a fully-fledged, self-sufficient area, capable of supporting the expat industry and more.