The Costa Rica Health Care System

Health tourism is an old concept–people have been traveling from their home countries to other parts of the world for centuries in search of personal, specific and new medical treatments. The reasons for this interesting form of tourism are as varied as the travelers. People choose Costa Rica for medical services for two main reasons: high quality and reasonable prices.

Costa Rica is well known throughout the world for high quality, low cost health care. Its health care system–with well-equipped modern clinics and hospitals, and medical personnel trained in the finest international teaching centers–provides excellent medical service to citizens and foreigners alike.

Costa Rica is also easily accessible by air from all parts of the world. It has an open health care system, well-equipped modern clinics and hospitals, and medical personnel trained in the finest international teaching centers. In 1995 the World Health Organization ranked Costa Rica in the top twenty, among the finest medical systems in the world.

Whether for elective procedures like cosmetic plastic surgery or life saving operations like bypass and heart transplants, the Costa Rican medical community is experienced and ready to help.