There are excellent facilities, doctors, specialists and medical staff in Mexico and a major benefit is that they are very accessible. Many of the doctors even speak English and often have taken some training in the United States or abroad.
The doctors’ ability in Mexico is equal to those “north of the border.” However the quality of service is far beyond what most Americans have experienced. Most of the time the waiting time in a doctor’s office in Mexico is kept to a minimum and when you are with the doctor you won’t be rushed. You are not a number to them and they’ll treat you with compassion. They even make house calls!
There are basically two Health Care Coverage Systems in Mexico and both are available to foreigners living in Mexico, under a temporary or permanent status/visa. You can use Private Insurance Coverage or join the National Health Program – IMSS. A third option is the ‘pay as you go’ approach or if you are here only part of the time it is possible you may be covered by your insurance back home.