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Medical Help in Cancun?

Discussion in 'Cozumel' started by Skittl1321, Mar 19, 2019.

  1. Skittl1321

    Skittl1321 Loggerhead Turtle

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    I think the $20,000 USD was what Amerimed told them they would need per day at the ICU, and why they were transferred to public.

    Certainly, that is an extremely LOW figure compared to an American ICU.

    I'll send her your private recommendation.
     
  2. Skittl1321

    Skittl1321 Loggerhead Turtle

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location:
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    Yes, I think the advance funds thing is the issue.

    I've never looked for that in insurance, and suspect she did not either, as her travel insurance, though it will probably reimburse her no problem, will not pay the hospital directly. So once the husband was no longer in immediate I'm danger of dying, the hospital would no longer treat him and transferred him to a high care unit (it sounds like he might be in their ICU, as she has only been able to visit once, with very limited hours) at a public hospital.

    Her insurance also covers medical evacuation, but not speaking Spanish, she's having trouble getting the hospital to file the paperwork to have medical transport back to the UK. It sounds like the translator is helping with that, so hopefully they will be sent home.
     
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  3. Okcdiver2

    Okcdiver2 Nassau Grouper

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    Location: Okc
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    When i got put in chamber dr. Piccollos awesome wife Heidi who is american called my United healthcare and everything covered. Just shows if you end up in trouble in mexico and have no one that you can call that speaks spanish good luck.
     
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