Medical Advice by Canadian Consulate


Your Canadian medical insurance will not cover you during your stay in Mexico and foreigners are generally not entitled to Mexican public medical care.

The cost of private physicians and hospitals is much higher than in Canada. Hospitals will request a guarantee of payment before serving you and will not release you until the bill has been fully settled.

Before your departure from Canada, you are strongly recommended to purchase supplementary medical travel insurance that will cover the cost of an emergency air ambulance evacuation, a pre-existing illness and pregnancy if need be. Except for major tourist centers, hospitals are generally not equipped to cope with serious emergencies.

Below is a list of medical facilities covered by the Canadian Consulate. The Canadian Consulate does not assume any responsibility for the professional qualifications, integrity, or services of the persons and institutions on these lists.

Any queries regarding provincial or territorial medical insurance plans should be addressed to the office corresponding to your place of residence.


 

For emergencies such as a medical evacuation or death of a Canadian citizen, you can contact the Canadian Consulate:

Consular Agency of Canada in Cancún

Jurisdiction: States of Campeche, Yucatán and Quintana Roo – North of Solidaridad municipality – including Puerto Morelos, Isla Mujeres and Holbox

Address, phone, fax, email

Consular Agency of Canada
Centro Empresarial Oficina E7
Blvd. Kukulcan Km. 12
Zona Hotelera
77599 Cancún, Quintana Roo – Mexico

Telephone: (998) 883-3360 / 883-3361
Fax: (998) 883-3232
E-mail: cncun@international.gc.ca

Hours of Operation
Monday – Friday: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Consular Agency of Canada in Playa del Carmen

Jurisdiction: State of Quintana Roo: from Playa del Carmen (including Solidaridad municipality) to Chetumal – including Cozumel

Address, phone, fax, email

Consular Agency of Canada
Plaza Paraíso Caribe, Modulo C, Planta 2, Oficina C21 – 24
Av. 10 Sur entre Calle 3 y 5 Sur, M-35, Lote 1
Colonia Centro
77710 Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo – Mexico

Telephone: (984) 803-2411
Fax: (984) 803-2665
E-mail: crmen@international.gc.ca

Hours of Operation
Monday – Friday: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm