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Make sure you have adequate travel health insurance and accessible funds to cover the cost of any medical treatment and medical evacuation, if required. Contact your insurance company promptly if you are referred to a medical facility for treatment.

Private hospitals and clinics offer good-quality care but are generally expensive and expect payment in advance. Be prepared to pay for treatment yourself and then request a refund from your insurer.



Private CMQ Hospital

Hospital CMQ Riviera Nayarit is open 24/7 with bilingual physicians and staff, a fully equipped Emergency area & Intensive Care Unit, and more than twenty patient rooms with beautiful ocean views.

+ 52 (329) 298-0717
Av. Heroes de Nacozari 280. Bucerias, Nayarit.

There are a few ways to get medical attention if you need it. There are some local clinics and Hospitals nearby. Nobody plans for accidents, so it’s probably best to get to know the right places before anything happens (and carry around some extra cash too!).There are a few ways to get medical attention if you need it. There are some local clinics and Hospitals nearby. Nobody plans for accidents, so it’s probably best to get to know the right places before anything happens (and carry around some extra cash too!).


Hospitals / Ambulance
Doctors / Medical Services / Eye Care
Dental Care


Nobody plans to get sick, but if it happens, it's good to know where to go. Centro de Salud (translated Health Center) is great for little emergencies and issues. The consultation fee is $51 pesos.  Waiting time can be minimal (we cannot guarantee that statement) depending on the current trend of ailments (flu season).  Other Doctors in and around Bucerias are excellent and English is spoken.  Some Doctors charges around $250 pesos per visit, some a little more but most come highly recommended.  

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If you need medicine, or your prescription ran out, you will find that Bucerias pharmacies are very reasonable. Prescriptions are recommended, but if you know what you need, or if you bring your empty box/bottle, they may be able to refill it. As always, it's always best to see a doctor first.


Many US and Canadian citizens have discovered substantial savings (even after the cost of the vacation) by having quality dental work done in Mexico. Mexican Dentists & Oral Surgeons are equal to the best available across the world. Dental training and certification in Mexico is very similar to the Canada/US. Four years of dental school, followed by a one year internship, then a professional exam. Look for a Dentist that is a member of the ADM (Associacion Dental Mexicana) or the American Dental Association. Certification is not mandatory, but ensures they are up to date with their training and ethics.  Stay away from dentists with bad teeth!  

Click here for listings of local Dentists.


Hospital_Medic_Air_Puerto_Vallarta   Medic-Air Location: Mezcales, 10 minutes south from Bucerias. Hours: 24 x 7

General doctors 24/7, and specialists on call everyday. Available digital x rays, ultra sonogram and laboratory, emergency services.



Telephone: (329) 296-5444
Call from Canada or US: 001-52-1 (329) 296-5444

Address: Carretera Tepic Puerto Vallarta, No 67 Sur, Mezcales.

Other Private Hospitals Nearby


Hospital Jan Javier - Nuevo Vallarta

Hospital San Javier Riviera opened on December 2, 2011 for locals and tourists. It is located within the Business Center near Paradise Village. It provides comprehensive hospitable services with diagnosis and treatment equipment.

+ 52 (322) 226 8181
Nuevo Vallarta, Riviera Nayarit, México


Punta Mita Hospital

Punta Mita Hospital enlists the experience of Dr. Najmabadi, Dr. Ohadi and Dr. Ahdoot from Los Angeles, CA. Bringing quality health care services to the north shore and area.

+ 52 (329) 688-0059
Ramal Carretera Federal 200 KM 19 No. 1. Punta de Mita


Location: Puerto Vallarta

Hours: 24 x 7


Telephone: 322-224-9400
Call from Canada or US: 001-52-322-224-9400

Address: Puerto Vallarta - Av. De Los Tules #136. behind Plaza Caraco

Services: New state-of-the-art facility with MRI, CAT scan, lithotripsy, Cardiac Services, Dialysis, International Services Department. All specialties, Level IV Trauma Center, bi-lingual. Community Services Program.
Most insurance accepted.


Location: Puerto Vallarta

Hours: 24 x 7


Telephone: 322-226-2080
Call from Canada or US: 001-52-322-226-2080

Address: Plaza Neptuno Marina Vallarta

Services: Ameri-Med is a network of medical facilities in Mexico that provide full medical services based upon U.S. standards of health care. Offer a full range of emergency and routine services. Facilities are staffed 24 hours a day with bilingual, in-house physicians who are specialists in emergency medicine. The only specialized Radiology clinic in Western Mexico.

Ambulance & Air Evacuations

Air_Ambulance_Mexico Six ambulance companies provide service in Puerto Vallarta with a combined total of around 24 ambulances. Three offer air evacuation (including to the US). Competition in this area has helped promote good service while keeping costs down.

Air_Link_Ambulance_Puerto_Vallarta AirLink Ambulance

Telephone: 01 (800) 024-8600 or worldwide: +52 (333) 629-8700
Call from Canada: 1 (866) 826-1177 or US: (888) 673-7427

Air_One_Ambulance_Puerto_Vallarta Air One

Telephone: 01-800-262-8911 or worldwide: +52-81-8400-1234
Call from Canada or US: 1-866-222-4985


Air Ambulance (Miami, Florida, US - dispatch)

Our team is specialists in arranging medical flights which are staffed by Flight Nurses and Flight Paramedics. We give the same attention and support to all patients, from Basic to Critical Care Including: Stroke, Cancer, Fragile Patients, Heart and Transplant Patients, among many others.

Telephone: (305) 868-5378
Call from Canada or US: (800) 827-0745


Air Ambulance America (Austin, Texas, US - dispatch)

Sometimes critical care or emergency patients need to get advanced care from a specialized facility that is hundreds of miles away, air ambulance can get you there. What if disaster strikes when you are on vacation?

Telephone: (512) 479-8000
Call from Canada or US: (800) 222-3564 (US)