First Class Hospital Santa Fe in Panama City

Hospital Santa Fe, located in Panama City, Panama, provides a wide range of medical services, including emergency care, hospitalization, surgeries, and specialized treatments such as radiology and clinical laboratory services. It is equipped with advanced medical technology and staffed by a team of professionals who offer high-quality care.

This is the only hospital in Panama offering direct billing to your insurance company, including Medicare Advantage plans, so you don’t have to pre-pay and then file a claim. (if your insurance confirms coverage in Panama)

Watch this video to learn more about Hospital Santa Fe and see a testimonial from a man who had to use their emergency room during a Panama Relocation Tour.

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Private Insurance Plans

Hospital Santa Fe also offers its own insurance plans with no age restrictions. Signing up for this insurance is quick and easy. Unlike other insurance plans in Panama, Hospital Santa Fe insurance does not require vaccination for Covid-19.

These plans are designed to help patients manage the financial costs of healthcare and ensure access to necessary medical services.

These health insurance plans aim to protect patients’ savings from unexpected health expenses and ensure they can receive the best possible medical care when needed. There are no deductibles, coupons, or forms to process, and the medical services are provided by over 200 specialists at major health centers in Panama City.

The Family Insurance Plan

Targeted at individuals under 60 and their families, the Plan Familiar offers comprehensive coverage against unexpected health expenses. It includes a significant annual coverage limit per person and overall lifetime limits. Enrollees receive an insurance card that allows them to access hospital services directly. The plan includes general medicine, specialist consultations, surgeries, maternity services, and emergency care. This plan is administered without a deductible, making it straightforward for the insured​. Family health insurance plans start at less than $35 a month.

Senior Health Insurance Plan

Hospital Santa Fe in Panama City offers a specialized insurance plan known as the “Plan de la Tercera Edad” tailored for seniors aged 60 and above. This plan does not have an age restriction, making it accessible to all seniors regardless of their age. It is designed to provide extensive protection against unforeseen health expenses at an affordable cost.

Key Features of the Plan de la Tercera Edad:

Coverage Limits: The plan offers significant annual and lifetime coverage amounts ($200,000 annually and $500,000 lifetime).

Enrollment Eligibility: Applicants must be over 60 years old and undergo a complete medical examination and health declaration as part of the application process.

Services Included: The plan covers a wide range of medical and hospital services, including consultations, surgeries, emergency services, laboratory tests, X-rays, and physiotherapy. It also includes ambulance service, if needed.

Provider Network: Medical services under this plan are rendered by over 300 qualified specialists and include all hospital services available at Hospital Santa Fe.

Costs: The plan operates on a co-payment system, with premiums adjusted based on the age group. Premiums start from $143.74 per month for individuals aged 60-69 and increase for older age groups.

Payment Flexibility: Premium payments can be made at Hospital Santa Fe, through Banistmo branches, or via automatic deductions (ACH) or credit card.

Grace Periods and Renewals: After the first payment, premium payments have a 30-day grace period during which coverage remains active. The insurer may adjust premiums or terms at each renewal, with prior notification given 30 days before any changes.

This comprehensive senior plan offers various medical support levels, ensuring that older adults receive the necessary care without the burden of excessive out-of-pocket expenses. See the brochures below for more details, or contact Hospital Santa Fe for more information.

We Can Help!

Are you nervous about going to Hospital Santa Fe to sign up for insurance by yourself, or don’t you speak Spanish? No worries! We have a team of people who can go with you and help you fill out the insurance application. They only charge $50! They have a 100% success rate at helping people get signed up for insurance.

See the Hospital Santa Fe Brochures. Scroll up or down for the English or Spanish version.

Jackie Lange

Jackie Lange is the founder of Panama Relocation Tours and lives in the highlands of Boquete Panama. She has helped thousands of people relocate to Panama.

Reader Interactions


  1. Bruce F Lindeke says

    Is there a pre-existing condition clause on the senior insurance for Hospital Santa Fe?


  2. Linda says

    ???Hi Jackie!! Thank you so much for all of this information. Could you tell me if the old town area is considered in Panama City and can use this hospital plan?

    • Jackie Lange says

      HI LInda, Yes, the old town area, Casca Viejo, is considered in Panama City

  3. Hector says

    Thanks for the video. We live in Boquete what insurance can we take?

  4. Bud rear says

    Jackie Iam a veteran use va doctor and hospital here how will it work in panama

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