By: Billy and Akaisha Kaderli
Medical care at Lakeside has been improving steadily for decades now. Clinics are ubiquitous, and there are a few new hospitals dotting the Lake area.
A brand new hospital has opened up in the Lakeside town of San Antonio Tlayacapan, just 4 kilometers from Chapala.
I was recently given a tour.
I hope you find the information below to be useful to you.
Entrance to Hospital San Antonio
I met with Ana Comacho early one morning, and gathered up all the hospital brochures and the medical doctors’ business cards.
Combing through the literature, I saw happy, smiling doctors promising timely medical care with medical excellence and human sense.
The hospital also wanted to offer pricing that is attractive to the locals and to those international visitors who live here and those who come for Medical Tourism treatment.
Hey, that sounded pretty good.
Parking area and medical businesses that work with the hospital
Also on the printed information was a list of services this hospital offered.
They have 24/7 care available, they treat respiratory allergies, and they have angiology and cardiology departments. Of course they do general surgery, but they also do spine surgery, Maxillofacial surgery, and Plastic surgery.
The list went on: Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Internal medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Ophthalmology, Oncology, Otolaryngology, Rheumatology, Urology, Traumatology and Orthopedics.
There are a number of doctor’s offices located either in the hospital or here at the compound. There is also a Laboratory, Operating rooms, ER services 24/7, Imaging unit, Hemodialysis unit and an ICU unit.
A Blood bank and a Hemodynamic unit were both coming soon.
As you can see here in the photo, Quality Care which is a group of doctor’s offices and Guadalajara Farmacia are also located in the compound.
With a list like this, it’s easy to believe there will be a solid future for this hospital.
Hopefully patients won’t have to travel to crowded, traffic-tied Guadalajara, the capital of Jalisco, thereby saving much time.
Waiting room area
The waiting room was spacious and airy. The check-in desk is to the right, outside the photo.
A Podiatrist, and a Dermatologist are also located in the compound.
Inside the hospital is a restaurant and coffee shop open for visitors of patients there as well as for anyone who cares to come from outside who would like to have a meal.
There is also a Chapel available.
Contact information for the Hospital, as well as names of Doctors working here at the Hospital are listed below.
Private hospital room
Hospital San Antonio offers 9 hospital beds, 5 of them with this view, and 4 with private terraces.
Antonia is the head nurse should you need anything, and the hospital tries to have someone who speaks English on staff at all times.
The couch and reclining chair are for family members who wish to stay with the patient overnight. It is very common in Latin countries to have family stay the evening to comfort their loved one.
Room with heart defibrillator
They also offer an MRI, X-ray, Mammography, Ultrasound, and CT Scan, Colonoscopy and endoscopy services
Here you see a heart care machine if someone is unconscious or has heart attack
The emergency entrance is only a few feet away from this room.
Emergency room entrance
There is a 24/7 Emergency Doctor always on duty, and here is where Covid testing is done.
This man is waiting outside for his Covid results.
Sign advertising the Hospital’s services and accepting foreign insurances
The hospital takes a variety of foreign insurances.
There is an office inside the hospital to discuss which ones they take, and you can sign in for your particular coverage and speak with a representative.
Annual Medical Packages available
Here you see a list of annual Medical Packages that Hospital San Antonio offers.
These packages can be very convenient for the patient, whether they have medical insurance or not.
There are also packages for Colonoscopies and Endoscopies (5,500P for the hospital + Medical Fees – Gastroenterologist and Anesthesiologist + biopsy)
Hemodialisis sessions: 1,300 Pesos with used filter 1,500 Pesos with new filter.
For pricing of other surgeries like heart surgery or cancer treatment, you can contact Ana directly for a quote at firstname.lastname@example.org
|EKG $623 Pesos Hospital Standard Room per night: $3,230 Pesos Emergency ambulatory care per Hour: $438 Pesos, Emergency ambulatory care half hour: $277 Pesos||24/7 Medical Consultation $344 Pesos Injections (subcutaneous or intramuscular) $38 Pesos (it’s necessary to bring Doctor´s prescription to apply the injection)|
For Imaging and Laboratory prices and appointments please call: 376 688 2665
or email : email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Quality Care Medical Specialists and Farmacia Guadalajara
Another look at the doctors’ offices and pharmacy.
Derma Care, Vision Care and Sports physical therapy
Looking the other way from the entrance to the hospital, you will see Derma Care, a Vision Care center and a physical therapy location in the compound
Sportkines (on the far right) offers Halliwick (aquatic treatment), neurounctional bandage, kinesiotaping, flossband technique, electrotherapy, hydrotherapy, magnet therapy, cryotherapy, and percussion therapy,
They have direct agreements with 300 insurers nationally and can accept 300 international insurances.
Depending on the physical therapy you require, they can come to your home.
Meraki Center to rent medical equipment
If you have need to rent medical equipment, here is a store to help you with what you might want.
Below is the contact information for Hospital San Antonio, as well as a list of Doctors, their specialties and contact information as well.
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About the Authors
Billy and Akaisha Kaderli are recognized retirement experts and internationally published authors on topics of finance, medical tourism and world travel. With the wealth of information they share on their award winning website RetireEarlyLifestyle.com, they have been helping people achieve their own retirement dreams since 1991. They wrote the popular books, The Adventurer’s Guide to Early Retirement and Your Retirement Dream IS Possible available on their website bookstore or on Amazon.com.
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