Category: Costa Rica Health & Medical

Is Med School in Costa Rica Valid Option for Foreign Students?

Estimated Reading Time: 4 Minutes Did you know that you can go to med school in Costa? Everyone knows that Costa Rica offers incredible beaches, vast nature, and vibrant culture. But did you know that obtaining an affordable medical degree in Costa Rica is an option for foreign students? They can also get significant help…

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Living in Costa Rica and suffering from chronic or acute health conditions?

You must have felt so great about your move to Costa Rica and retiring from your stressful job.  Now you can start living your life. Often, you don’t realize that the stress has formed part of your life for so long; because you’ve learned how to live with chronic health conditions. Now that you have…

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Private Hospitals in Costa Rica have Joint Commission International accreditation

Did you know that several private hospitals in Costa Rica have Joint Commission International accreditation? When you move or retire to another country, one of the most important issues is your healthcare. How good is healthcare in Costa Rica? Is the standard of healthcare in Costa Rica such that you can feel safe to go…

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Premier Costa Rica Continuing Care Facility opens officially

A new continuing care facility opened its doors in Escazu, Costa Rica. In July this year, I wrote in a blog that assisted living in Costa Rica would soon be available. The Verdeza assisted-living facility in Escazu would be fully operational by November 11, 2013, and they made it happen. In Costa Rica, everything and…

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Getting a Canadian Authenticated Marriage Certificate

Ever tried to get an authenticated marriage certificate from your home country? Well, I had to, and here is the story. Last week, I told you about the renovation of my Caja carnet in Costa Rica and the need for delivering an authenticated marriage certificate from my home country, Canada. I have found a way of obtaining…

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Medical Health Insurance from INS in Costa Rica

Health insurance is mandatory for foreign residents. If you move to Costa Rica and you get your legal residency, you will also have to apply for the C.C.S.S. The C.C.S.S. is the Caja Costarricense del Seguro Social or the Costarican Department of Social Security for Costa Rica health insurance. Everybody calls it CAJA. Maybe this…

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Can U.S. Citizens Living in Costa Rica enjoy Medicare Benefits

Estimated Reading Time: 5 Minutes Can U.S. citizens enjoy their Medicare Benefits after moving to Costa Rica? What options are there for health care insurance? Deciding to move to Costa Rica requires a lot of due diligence. Checking if your existing medical insurance covers you outside your home country is a very important question. Many…

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