Health (11)

  • Updated: Hospitals in Yucatan

    15 August 2017 Health

    As the capital of Yucatan, Merida is home to many good hospitals. There are also more low-cost choices, as well as state-run facilities that are open to residents. Here's a list of Merida hospitals that will help you make informed choices...

  • Merida Emergency Numbers

    18 July 2017 Health, Yucatan Survivor

    When you are in a panic, but you don't know the language, finding the information you need can be a problem. Yucatan Living has a solution...

  • More Dental Services in Merida

    24 February 2015 Health

    More and more, we find that we need to see dental specialists to deal with everything from implants to gum disease. Here is our story of some of our experiences with dental specialists...

  • Cruz Roja in English

    3 March 2014 Health

    Thanks to a local expatriate, a new bilingual service has been added to the Cruz Roja emergency and ambulance service available in Merida. Find out more...

  • A Hospital in Valladolid

    26 June 2012 Health, Valladolid Living

    Healthcare in the Yucatan has taken another giant step forward with a brand new 60-bed hospital in Valladolid. Residents and travelers alike can take advantage of this healthcare facility in the center of the Peninsula, close to Chichen Itza...

  • Dentists in Merida

    17 October 2011 Health

    Every local expatriate we know loves their local Merida dentist. Here is an updated account of dentistry in Merida, some clues as to why it is so good, what to expect from a dentist here, and the curious connection between dentistry and traditional Yucatecan clothing...

  • My Medical Experience in Merida

    22 December 2010 Health

    Thinking of coming to Merida for medical care? Here's a recent first hand account of the difference between care given in a major US city and the care received in Merida, Mexico...

  • Everything About Dengue Fever

    24 August 2010 Health

    Over eight years, we've known a few people who have contracted and survived dengue. We are not suggesting you dwell on the subject, but knowing what it is, how it spreads and how to prevent it is a very good idea if you live here...

  • Blood Donations in Merida

    26 January 2010 Health

    Giving blood is something you do to pay it forward... someday you may be counting on someone else's thoughtful donation. Here are the requirements for giving blood in Merida, and an urgent request for blood donors for a fellow expat...

  • Caring For Aging Loved Ones in Yucatan

    24 November 2008 Daily Life, Health

    A local expat tells us the story of searching for nursing home in Merida to care for his wife, who is suffering from the onset of dementia. Read also about a group of local expats taking the whole issue of retirement homes into their own hands...

  • Death in A Foreign Country

    2 May 2008 Health, Yucatan Survivor

    We don't like to think about it, but the truth is we're going to die. And some of us might die far from home. Read 'The Final Adios', prepared by local expats, to be sure that you are prepared...

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