Many of the country’s hospitals are of an older architecture on the outside, but on the inside, they are equipped to offer modern services, by physicians and staff using the latest state-of-the-art techniques. The equipment is current and treatments will either, meet and exceed international standards.
The hospitals are monitored and inspected by world rating organizations and receive JCI, AAAASF, and AAAHC seals of approval. A high percentage of the professionals tending to patients are bi-lingual so language is not a barrier.
Each of these hospitals operates their own satellite hospitals and clinics in areas around San Jose and Liberia, all providing the same level of care and expertise. In addition there are many smaller ‘private hospitals’ boasting accreditation from AAAASF and clinics with an AAAHC rating.
Costa Rica offers medical tourism facilities, for various ailments to patients requiring, bariatrics; cardiological; cancer treatments; cosmetic surgeries; orthopedics, and other treatments. Many of the specialists work in public health care facilities on a part-time basis and then provide similar services in their own in private practises.