Health Services

Panama’s health services are on par with those offered in developed countries and much less costly. Many doctors are trained in the U.S. and return to Panama to practice so English is widely spoken in the medical field. Hospitals have state-of-the-art equipment. The result is that people seeking to retire to Panama or have a second home here need not fear third world health treatment. Many visitors come to Panama for procedures which would cost double in their own country and they have the bonus of a vacation in a tropical country at the same time. The same is true of dental services.

Top Hospitals in Panama for Medical Services

Major hospitals in Panama have affiliations with prominent international medical institutions. This enables them to maintain a high quality level, not only in their facilities, but also in their procedures, methodology and technology as well. The most prominent among these Panamanian hospitals include:

  • Hospital Punta Pacifica This is the only Central American medical facility that is affiliated with the Johns Hopkins Medicine International and maintains the same high-end standards in facilities, services and staff.
  • Hospital Nacional An 80-bed private healthcare facility with over a hundred specialists and ultra-modern facilities.
  • Clinica Hospital San Fernando A private hospital affiliated with the Tulane University, Miami Children’s Hospital and the Baptist Health International Miami. The Hospital San Fernando is one of Panama’s largest hospitals, with 24-hour medical services and facilities that are fully equipped with state-of-the-art medical equipments.
  • Centro Medico Paitilla Located in Panama City, this 160-bed medical facility is affiliated with the Cleveland Clinic Foundation and has been in existence since 1975. It is also a certified training facility for the American Heart Association and was one of only two hospitals that provided healthcare services to US military personnel.