Healthcare in Buenos Aires is of an exceptionally high standard. Public hospitals are open 24 hours a day and are free of charge, even for foreigners. Expats in Buenos Aires will have access to a wide range of excellent medical facilities. Even when choosing a private hospital, most find the prices considerably cheaper than those back home.

Public healthcare in Buenos Aires is widely accessible to locals and expats alike. Doctors at public hospitals tend to be well trained, though waiting times tend to be long. Emergency care is generally free, even for tourists and expats.

There are numerous excellent private clinics in Buenos Aires and many of the doctors have trained abroad, so most speak English or at least have some basic English skills. There are German and British hospitals (the British Hospital offers various healthcare plans) in the city as well.

Buenos Aires is an increasingly popular destination for cosmetic surgery. Procedures are done professionally at the fraction of the price one would pay in the USA or most of Europe.

Hospitals in Buenos Aires

Below are some of the most popular hospitals in Buenos Aires for expats:


British Hospital

Pedriel 74, 1280AEB


Hospital Alemán

Av Pueyrredon 1640, C1118AAT


Hospital General de Agudos Dr. Teodoro Alvarez

Dr. Juan Felipe Aranguren 2701, C1406FWYCABA


Hospital Italiano

Juan D. Perón 4190, C1199ABH

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