When you move to Panama, you’ll have affordable choices for medical care. Public hospitals are usually $2 to see a doctor or $5 for a specialist. These prices are without using health insurance.
If the doctor at the public hospital prescribes medications and you get them at the public hospital pharmacy, they are much more affordable than a private hospital. Sometimes, medications are free if you have a permanent visa and are a jubilado. A jubilado is also known as a senior citizen – women 55+ and men 60+.
There are public hospitals and clinics throughout Panama. There is no monthly fee to use a public hospital. You pay when you go. There are no age restrictions or pre-existing condition restrictions.
Watch this video of Jamie describing his experience going to a public hospital in Las Tablas for urgent care. His total cost for the doctor and medications was only $2.
Jamie lives in a furnished 3-bedroom, 2-bath house in Guarare for $450. Guarare is near Las Tablas.