Healthcare, Doctors, Dentists & Hospitals In Rosarito Beach



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1. Hospitals

People come to Mexico for a number of activities: sunbathing, fishing, honeymooning, and pyramid-hiking are just some of the better known (and the most photographed).

Americans and Canadians are almost universally surprised by the quality of the private hospital services in Mexico.

Take the chain Hospital Angeles for instance. This is Mexico’s largest hospital group and they operate 20 hospitals around the country (including one in Tijuana, where Americans constitute 40% of their clientele). They plan to increase the number by 15 more hospitals over the next few years.

A patient entering an emergency room at a Hospital Angeles facility usually waits no longer than 10 minutes. The doctors are consummate professionals, and most speak fluent English.

For a less severe malady, patients usually spend less than 30 minutes total inside the emergency room doors and a bill for maybe $40 or $50 dollars.

Another chain with some big muscle behind it is Grupo Star Medica, which is aiming to put itself at the head of the growing market for medical tourism. Star Medica and Carlos Slim, one of the world’s richest men, are partnering to build hospitals that will focus on foreign patients. The group already has a center in Juarez–across the border from El Paso, Texas–and is planning new hospitals in northern locations like Tijuana, Mexicali, and Monterrey.

Hospital San Jose, a Monterrey-based operation that was profiled by Bloomberg News, has performed everything from heart transplants to gastric banding. More than 90 percent of the doctors there have worked in the United States or Europe, which has helped make Hospital San Jose one of the most prestigious hospitals in Mexico.

But it doesn’t really matter where you go; there are first-rate medical centers from Mexico City to Guadalajara, from Tijuana to Cancun. If you’re in a Mexican city, health care shouldn’t be on your mind.

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Hospitals in the Rosarito Beach Area:


Bonanova Hospital

Blvd Benito Juarez #907, Zona Centro, Rosarito, B.C.
Phone: +52 (661) 612-5157

Baja Medix

Mar del Norte #531, Zona Centro, Rosarito, B.C.
Phones: +52 (661) 612-5850
+52(661) 612-1266


Hospital Cardiomed

Álvaro Obregón #1018, Zona Centro, Ensenada, B.C.
Phone: +52 (646) 178-0944

Hospital Velmar

De Las Arenas #151, Nueva Ensenada, Ensenada, B.C.
Phone: +52 (646) 173-4500

2. Doctors

Doctors in Mexico are highly trained medical practitioners and spend many years studying and training before they receive their license to practice medicine.

You will find a different culture of medicine in Mexico compared with the United States. In Mexico, you will find that most doctors will take more time with you and they will make sure you understand what they are prescribing to treat your illness. You can still find doctors that will make house calls if that is necessary.

Mexico is famous for its medical schools and many American and Canadian doctors have studied here. Many Mexican doctors have spent time in the United States doing their internships there and they speak both English and Spanish.

3. Dentists

Going to Mexico for dental care is becoming increasingly popular for people who are looking to have dental work at a fraction of the price they would have to pay in the United States.   

All of the larger Mexican border cities are attracting patients from the United States and the rest of the world because of the high quality of care and the low cost that is charged compared to the United States.

Options for Dentists in the Rosarito Beach Area

Avila’s Dental Group

Blvd. Benito Juárez #319, Playas de Rosarito, B.C.
Phone: From the U.S. (619) 734-2374; Mexico +52 (661) 612-1383

Pacific Dental Tijuana Dentists

Dr. Oscar Torres
Ignacio Comonfort #9317 Suite F Zona Río, Tijuana, B.C.
Phone: U.S. Toll-Free 1-866-804-18-77, Mexico +52 (664) 634-0835,

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4. Cosmetic Surgery

Mexico has become one of the top destinations for people from the United States and Canada to go to for plastic surgery.

The five most common types of plastic surgeries in Mexico are breast augmentation, liposuction, nasal surgery, eyelid surgery, and abdominoplasty.

Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery in Mexico is well known throughout the world and patients have come from most of the first world countries to Mexico to have these procedures done.

Tijuana, Chihuahua, Mexico City, and Monterrey have developed reputations for providing excellent cosmetic surgery at prices that are sometimes more than 50% less than the United States.

5. Eye Care

Mexico has an abundance of opticians and you should have no trouble finding someone to test your eyesight in most of Mexico’s largest towns and cities. You will be able to find local opticians that have been practicing for years and have a great deal of experience.

Most of the opticians that you’ll find in Mexico offer a complete eye-treatment service, from eye exams to supplying glasses and contact lenses. Prices will usually be 30% to 50% less when compared to the United States.

Contact lenses are widely available in Mexico, including the monthly disposables. Daily disposables are available in fewer places and may need to be pre-ordered for a later pick-up or ordered online. 

Laser eye treatment is available in Mexico by certified and trained Doctors that are able to perform this type of treatment.

Eye Care in the Rosarito Beach Area:

CODET Vision Institute

Dr. Arturo Chayet
Avenida Padre Kino #10159, Zona Río, Tijuana, B.C.
Phone: U.S. Toll-Free 888-541-0202, from Mexico +52 (664) 979-2020

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6. Assisted Living

Assisted Living in Mexico has become a viable option for many retirees in the U.S. The quality of care that can be provided in Mexico can be superior to the United States because the workforce in Mexico is very dedicated and there is a compassion that can be found in the Mexican culture that will ensure that patients will be very well attended to.

The Asociación Mexicana de Asistencia en el Retiro (AMAR) is the Mexican Association for Assisted Living is a non-profit organization focused on providing quality of life for seniors planning on retiring in Mexico. The cost of assisted living and nursing home care in Mexico can be as little as 20% of the cost of the same care in the U.S.

Assisted Living Options in Rosarito Beach

SERENA Senior Care

Elena Yagues #101-1, Colonia Independencia, Playas de Rosarito, B.C.
Phone: U.S. Toll-Free (877) 606 0022, Mexico Toll-Free +52 (800) 030 0070

7. Medicare Insurance

Medicare Insurance for Americans is available in Mexico. There are more and more options becoming available to purchase a medical insurance policy in Mexico.  Medicare recipients are closer now than they have ever been to being able to receive medical services in Mexico and have Medicare cover the costs.

The AMMAC (Americans for Medicare in Mexico) is working to bring together the people, organizations, experts, and resources necessary to promote and obtain United States Congressional authorization.

1. Medicare Program savings will result, thanks to significantly lower healthcare costs in Mexico.

2. Improved health outcomes for seniors living in Mexico, who are likely to access care earlier when symptoms arise, and to have more frequent preventive examinations and care.

3. Stimulate and enhance improvements already underway in certain sectors of the Mexican health provider industry.

Healthcare in the Rosarito Beach Area:

Best Doctors Insurance

Toll Free from Mexico: +52 155-4169-7210
Toll Free within the US:  1 866 902 7775
Reverse Charge to US:  1 305 269 2521

Cigna Global

Cigna Global Health Options, The Grosvenor Building, 72 Gordon Street, Glasgow, Scotland (Mon-Fri 8am-8pm GMT)

MettLife Mexico

20.1 km · Tijuana, Baja California
22044, Miguel Alemán Valdez 9815, America, Tijuana, B.C.
Phone:  +52 (664) 686 6112
Toll Free:  (800) 717 2461

Calle Diez 285, Zona Centro, 22800 Ensenada, B.C.
Phone: +52 (646) 178 0593

If you need to be close to the United States for Medicare reasons we suggest choosing a location that is close to the border like Rosarito Beach.  It offers all the benefits of living in Mexico and the convenience of being only a short drive to the San Diego border.