We have great hospitals and great doctors here in Yucatan. Any private hospital you go to they’re all going to speak English. We’ve switched all our doctors over to a hospital here in town (Playa del Carmen, where I live) just because everybody speak English and they have everything on site.
But the big thing I’ve noticed here is that a doctor’s visit costs us around US $30. And if you need tests or there’s anything that you need to be checked for secondarily it’s going to be done immediately whereas back home in Canada you can wait up to 6 months to get tested if you need for something.
Doctors here are great. Our daughter was born in Canada and our son was born here, and the experience here was a lot better. The care we got here was better. The amount of people taking care of you is great. My wife was treated as if she were in a spa. She had people massaging her feet.
We’ve had nothing but great healthcare experiences in Mexico. I’ve had hernia surgery here. The hospitals are all brand new, and clean. The doctors are all great. Most of our doctors come from Mexico City and they just want to work in a nicer area that’s not such a big city. They like the beach lifestyle, so as a result, we get a lot of good doctors.
If you lived in Playa Del Carmen and had a major disease, you may want to go to a bigger city like Mexico City or back to Canada or the US. I feel 100% comfortable with the healthcare here. No concerns at all. We’re really happy. We love our doctors. They’re great.
(Josh Waller with family in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, pictured.)