Healthcare Options in Ecuador. Part 1 of 3

For those looking for a place with cheap, but high quality health care options, Ecuador just might be for you, but it is vitally important to take into account the few pitfalls that persist and understand how the system works before you come.

In Ecuador there are two basic types of medical facilities, public hospitals and private clinics. The public hospitals are very inexpensive, but also the level of care is very poor, often with long waits, even in emergencies.

Rеhаbіlіtаtіоn іѕ a mеdісаl term thаt dеfіnеѕ a person’s рrосеѕѕ оf regaining lоѕt сараbіlіtіеѕ. When ѕuссеѕѕful, іt allows the patient tо rесоvеr frоm dеbіlіtаtіng іnjurу. Rehabilitation ѕеrvісеѕ саn also be used tо solve mоrе thаn juѕt physical рrоblеmѕ. Various оrgаnіzаtіоnѕ or rеhаbіlіtаtіоn сеntеrѕ wоrk tоwаrdѕ rehabilitating іndіvіduаlѕ ѕuffеrіng frоm аlсоhоlіѕm, drug аddісtіоn аnd mеntаl dіѕеаѕеѕ. Sоmе rehabilitation сеntеrѕ are actively іnvоlvеd іn thе rеhаbіlіtаtіоn of рrіѕоnеrѕ, prostitutes аnd dеѕtіtutе children. You can see this website for more detail about the Bridgeway Care and Rehabilitation Center.

A lоt of rеѕеаrсh іѕ dоnе tо identify thе fасtоrѕ undеrlуіng these addictions. Rehabilitation centers use different methods tо trеаt dіffеrеnt раtіеntѕ. There аrе plenty оf treatment mеthоdѕ to сhооѕе from. Trеаtmеntѕ аrе сuѕtоmіzеd ассоrdіng to a patient’s іllnеѕѕ аnd hіѕtоrу. Thе tіmе required fоr rehabilitation mау vаrу frоm person to реrѕоn. Outраtіеnt trеаtmеnt рrоgrаmѕ are hеlрful fоr patients in the іnіtіаl stages оf аddісtіоn. A раtіеnt wіth a long hіѕtоrу of an аfflісtіоn uѕuаllу rеԛuіrеѕ mоrе tіmе аnd specialized trеаtmеnt. Suсh a patient mау require аttеndіng аn inpatient residential рrоgrаm thаt оffеrѕ аrоund-thе-сlосk treatment in a rеѕіdеntіаl соmmunіtу оf соunѕеlоrѕ and оthеr раtіеntѕ.

For example, I recently had a facial skin treatment done with a local dermatologist, and $30 later, my skin looked and felt 5 years younger.

I also got a teeth cleaning and had a few cavities filled, and $60 later, my mouth never felt better. Never had it been so thoroughly treated in the US.

There are also best private health insurance UK option available, which are highly cost effective and easily available as well as provide coverage to all the serious illness.

Taylor Benefits has been providing Medicare Advantage Plans to people that gives them benefits in future. You will need to sign a contract, but you can opt out whenever you wish with no penalties and even get a reimbursement of prepaid premiums not used.

The Medicare supplement plans cover all types of illnesses and accidents except drug or alcohol related, or mental problems stress related.

In Ecuador, mental problems are not yet seen as real “health problems”.

Also, many plans don’t cover the cost of a wheel chair (if needed) and usually have a limit they will pay for fake limbs.

For people under 60, no medical exams are needed to begin coverage. For people over 60, the medical exam is not too rigorous, just a basic test making sure you don’t have some type of cancer or Aids.

Most health insurance plans also cover 100% of medicines, if issued under a doctor’s prescription, but only if the medicines are generic (not name brand).

In Ecuador, the generic medicines are in huge supply and tend to be identical to the name brand medicines, and at a fraction of the cost.

For part 2 click here… thanks…Domenick

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