Medical Assistance

Please note: The Department of State assumes no responsibility or liability for the professional ability or reputation of, or the quality of services provided by, the entities or individuals whose names appear on the following lists. Inclusion on these lists is in no way an endorsement by the Department or the U.S. government. Names are listed alphabetically, and the order in which they appear has no other significance. The information on these lists is provided directly by the local service providers; the Department is not in a position to vouch for such information.

Acceptable medical and dental care is available in Cochabamba, La Paz and Santa Cruz but varies in other areas, especially in rural zones.  Physicians, dentists, clinics and hospitals usually expect immediate cash deposits to perform health services. U.S. 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.

Should you become ill and require medical attention, the Embassy or Consulate can provide you with a list of local doctors and hospitals (PDF 230 KB). In dire emergencies, we can facilitate a medical evacuation to the United States.