When you think about vacationing in Costa Rica, most likely you are not thinking about medical issues and doctors. However, you might be one of those people who like to have everything well planned for and all details covered. May be you have a medical condition that requires for you to have a physician at hand. Those may be important details that are keeping you away from taking that dreamed vacation in Costa Rica.
Well, now that should not be a problem in planning your next trip to paradise. If you decide to come to Playas del Coco, we have a solution for you! Dr. Alejandra Mendez Rodriguez and her medical assitant and partner José Conejo have a Medical Assitance Clinic open 24/7 in Playas del Coco, Guanacaste.
They do speak English and Spanish, so language will not be a problem if you need their help and assistance. Among the services offered, you can have access to general medical services, as well as surgery services. The clinic has all the basic equipment necessary for an emergency. They also have access to the defibrillator located at the nearby JOCIMES Secury office in North Coco.
In case you have a medical condition, which needs to be taken care while on vacation, it will be a good idea to meet with the Dr. upon your arrival. Bring her a summary of your medications, medical conditions and issues, location of where you are staying and your phone number if you have a Costa Rican temporary cell phone or are carrying your U.S. cell phone. It is also prudent for part time foreign residents with medical problems to do the same thing. If residents have elderly friends or family visiting, check with them regarding any medical conditions or medications they are on. If they will be spending any time in Playas del Coco area it would be a good idea to have them meet with the doctor. She can also check ahead of time to see if our local pharmacies have their medication in case they run out or lose/damage their medications while traveling.
As part of their community involvement, Dr. Mendez and her partner are hoping to participate in local programs like Cardio Safe Community Project, assiting Dr. Hanzel Larios with CPR classes, and reaching out to the community to encourage public service providers like police officers to take those classes.
The clinic is located in North Playas del Coco, Las Palmas, directly behing the Pueblito restaurant center, where
Dolce Vita Restaurant is located; take the anchor boulevard to the first road to the right (50 meters).
You can also contact them by phone: (506) 8808-8111 for Dr. Mendez and 8382-1815 for José Conejo, or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com.
If you are a full time resident in the Coco area, drop by their office to see where they are located and meet them! They welcome visitors and are happy to setup initial consultation meetings. They will make house calls on an “on need basis” or medical emergency.