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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:
Pedriel 74, 1280AEB
Av Pueyrredon 1640, C1118AAT
Hospital General de Agudos Dr. Teodoro Alvarez
Dr. Juan Felipe Aranguren 2701, C1406FWYCABA
Juan D. Perón 4190, C1199ABH
►For more information on health services in the country see Healthcare in Argentina.
"I go to almost any doctor I want to and it's all covered. It is one tremendous advantage to living here as compared to the US!" Read Maggie's thoughts on living in Buenos Aires.
"The public hospitals are a bit run down, but you can get free healthcare as a foreigner (however, the wait time is very long) and the doctors are well trained." Read more about Amelia's life in Buenos Aires.
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