Belmopan - Post Report Question and Answers

Are there any particular health concerns? What is the quality of available medical care? What medical conditions typically require medical evacuation?

Medical care is very very poor. It’s so bad that we made it mandatory for our visitors to get medevac insurance. The Embassy has a health clinic which can handle the regular ailments. If you have specialized medicinal needs I would suggesting checking with the MED unit at post. - Feb 2019

Medical care is poor. If you get ill here, you must be medevac'd. If you get seriously ill here, you're in trouble. Even Kathmandu has far better medical services. But no real post-specific health concerns. The bends, perhaps? Diver's might want to look into DAN membership. - Jun 2015

Medical care is sub-par. Anything serious should be treated in Miami. - Jun 2015

Medical care is limited. There are a few doctors in Belmopan that provide routine medical services, with some additional specialties available in Belize City. There is a very modest hospital in Belmopan, and a somewhat more competent one in Belize City, but most westerners and Belizeans alike go to the US or Mexico for any serious medical treatment. Local medical facilities are good (and experienced) at treating snakebites. Malaria is present in theory, but is rarely seen. Dengue Fever is present and is a concern, since there is no vaccine. (But then, Dengue is also prevalent in Key West, among other places in the tropical US.) - Jan 2011

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