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Good Quality Health Care in Costa Rica

The emergency number in Costa Rica is all over the country 911. In the event of illness or minor injury, we recommend you visit the nearest hospital.

For a checkup by a doctor, X-rays, ultrasound, basic medicines etc. will be charged a very modest amount of money.

If it is a serious condition, you can go to a private hospital with english-speaking doctors: [Hospital Clinica Biblica], San José, Tel. 2522-1000, [Hospital Clinica Catolica], San José, Tel. 2246-3000, [Hospital CIMA], Escazu 2208-1000.

Costa Rica Emergency Numbers

  • General emergency number: 911
  • Traffic Accidents: 800-800-8000
  • Traffic Police: 2222-9330, 800-TRANSITO
  • Fire Department: 1118 Rotes Kreuz: 1128
  • Toxicological Centre (San José): 2223-1028

Crime Reports

  • Child Protection: 2221-1212
  • Headquarters of Lawyers: 2223-7533
  • Stolen vehicles (OIJ): 2295-3312
  • Forensic Medicine (OIJ): 2630-0300
  • Narcotics: 800-376-4266

Hospitals Puntarenas Region

  • Hospital Monseñor Sanabria: 2663-0033
  • Hospital Max Terán: 2777-0922
  • Hospital Golfito: 2775-0011
  • Hospital Ciudad Neily: 2783-4111
  • Hospital San Vito de Coto Brus: 2773-3103
  • Hospital Ciudad Cortés: 2788-8197

Hospitals Alajuela Region

  • San Rafael: 2441-5011
  • Valverde Vega: 2445-5388
  • San Francisco de Asís: 2444-5045
  • Upala: 2447-0181
  • Los Chiles: 2447-1045
  • Monte Sinaí, Ciudad Quesada: 2460-1080
  • San Carlos: 2460-1176, 2460-0553

CCSS Hospitals of San Carlos (Alajuela)

  • La Fortuna: 2479-9142
  • Pital: 2473-3089
  • Santa Rosa: 2477-7075
  • Venecia: 2472-2044

Hospitals San José Region

  • Hospital Calderón Guardia: 2212-1000
  • Pain Clinic: 2223-3915
  • Hospital México: 2242-6700
  • Hospital San Juan de Dios: 2257-6282
  • Hospital Nacional de Niños: 2523-3600
  • Intoxications: 2223-1028
  • Burns: 2257-0180
  • Hospital Maternity Carit: 2257-9111
  • Hospital Blanco Cervantes: 2257-8122
  • Hospital Escalante Pradilla: 2771-0022
  • Hospital Psiquiátrico: 2232-2155
  • Aids Test TELSIDA: 2226-1919
  • Drugs and alcohol withdrawal: 2224-5052
  • AIDS, Abuse, Violence: 2283-3374
  • National Rehabilitation Center(CENARE): 2232-8233

Hospitals Guanacaste Region

  • Hospital Enrique Baltodano: 2666-0011
  • Hospital Anexión de Nicoya: 2685-5066

Hospitals Limón Region

  • Hospital Tony Facio: 2758-2222
  • Hospital Guápiles: 2710-6801

Hospitals Heredia Region

  • Hospital San Vicente de Paul: 2261-0091

Hospitals Cartago Region

  • Hospital Max Peralta: 2550-1999
  • Hospital Chacón Paut: 2279-9192
  • Hospital Wílliam Allen: 2556-4343

Private Hospitals

  • Hospital Cima San José: 2208-1000
  • Hospital Católica: 2283-6616
  • Hospital Clínica Bíblica: 2257-5252
  • Hospital Cristiano Jerusalén: 2285-0202
  • Hospital Santa Catalina: 2250-5059
  • Hospital Santa Rita: 2221-6433
  • Centro Médico Coronado: 2229-2769
  • Centro Médico Desamparados: 2259-9014
  • Alborada (adicción): 2228-5128
  • Emergencias Médicas: 2290-4444

Power, Phone and Water failures

  • Electricity: 1026
  • Phone: 1119
  • Water: 2223-5555


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