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hatedialysis2
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« on: June 23, 2016, 03:42:37 PM »

Anyone dialyze in Costa Rica?  What was your experience?      I tried googling and did not come up with info.

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« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2016, 03:47:21 PM »

I wasn't on dialysis when I was in Costa Rica.  I went there several years ago to have major dental work done that I couldn't afford to do in the US.  I was very impressed with their medical infrastructure and approach.  And prices!  It's a major destination for medical travel so I would assume they do dialysis OK too.  But I dont' know that directly.  Nice country.  I considered moving there at one point.
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« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2016, 06:45:26 AM »

We enjoyed Costa Rica prior to dialysis.  I'd recommend it but you may be anchored to San Jose for dialysis. But you can still do good day trips to La Fortuna and other locations.

https://www.health-tourism.com/dialysis/costa-rica/
usually I search for "Holiday Dialysis" and the country.  The holiday dialysis term seems to be more UK speak but it works....

I also search on http://www.globaldialysis.com/search-for-dialysis-centres.html but they only list Clinica Biblica which is at the first link.
 
The "List" publication from 2011 lists:
Francisco Jose Mora - Palma
Apartado 163 Zona Postal 2350
San Jose, CO 0506 Costa Rica
22 59 05 67
Fax: 22 56 81 14
francisco_mp@latinmail. com
Mora-Palma Francisco Jose, M. D.
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** Please may I recommend a moderator moves this thread to the Dialysis: Traveling Tips and Stories section so its organized with the rest of the travel topics.
http://ihatedialysis.com/forum/index.php?board=53.0
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Well on dialysis I traveled a lot and posted about international trips in the Dialysis: Traveling Tips and Stories section.
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« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2016, 03:43:59 PM »

Thank you k&S fo sharing your experience. Nhope you got to deduct your as a medical expense.


Iolare, thanks for all the links and great tips !

Moderator, sorry, did not realize there was a travel thread.
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« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2017, 03:22:50 PM »

If you do end up going I'm interested in hearing about your experience. This is one of our destinations we want to travel to someday!
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« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2017, 03:31:48 PM »

i loved Costa Rica.  I was there about 6 years ago to have some dental work done.  Nice people.  No military.  Great respect for nature.  Lots of intereesting wild llfe.
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« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2017, 06:42:45 PM »

I have not been there but my daughter was just last winter and she said it was very hot. 
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