Health Insurance for Expats in Mexico

Health insurance is a big topic in Mexico and is a concern especially for those with pre-existing conditions. Regardless if you live in Mexico full time, are just visiting, residing on a 180-visa tourist or are a resident card holder, health insurance for foreigners is important.

For some, the pay-as-you-go method works well since not everyone has pre-existing medical conditions however, it is important to understand that even if you have medical insurance in your home country, you may not be covered while in Mexico.

For Canadians, for example, the consulate points out:

Your Canadian medical insurance will not cover you during your stay in Mexico. The cost of private physicians and hospitals is much higher than in Canada. Before your departure, you are strongly recommended to purchase supplementary medical travel insurance. 

It is for this reason people traveling to Mexico or considering living in the country for any length of time be properly covered.

You can click the name or the logo of the company to be taken directly to their website.

Seguro PopularMexico’s national healthcare program. It’s free for foreigners over 60 with a Residente Visa. Note, however, that the availability and quality of care through Seguro Popular varies greatly depending upon where in Mexico you live. Here is the government website on what you need to apply.

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