Medical Services in RP

Discussion in 'Staying Healthy' started by rstyla, May 13, 2015.

  1. rstyla

    rstyla Active Member

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    Hi all,
    Can anyone provide any information on the best place to receive emergency medical services for someone staying on Sandy Beach? I've been down a bunch, and have been fortunate to have had no issues, but want to be prepared in case of emergency.
    Thank you!
     
  2. GV Jack

    GV Jack Snorin God

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    Someone posted a full report of medical services, primarily emergency, on here a while back.

    It was very good, comprehensive and covered the whole area of Rocky Point.

    Maybe someone remembers who did it.
     
  3. Terry C

    Terry C Well-Known Member

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    In Case of a Medical Emergency…

    A recent event out here at Playa Encanto reminded some of us that when anxiety levels are up and you’re dealing with a stressful situation, it can be difficult to know who and how to contact needed help during a medical emergency. The following should be printed and accessible in your house as a reference point.

    IF YOU HAVE A PHONE…DIALING INSTRUCTIONS ARE NOTED BELOW

    IF YOU DON’T HAVE A PHONE…PLEASE GO TO SECURITY FOR ASSISTANCE

    COAST GUARD - NAVY EMERGENCY NUMBERS

    638-383-2603

    638-383-2604

    638-383-2600

    PETS AND VETS

    Dr. Choy Choy is on Guillermo Prieto between Blvd. Sonora and Melchor Ocampo about 4 blocks off Benito Juarez. Call 011-52-638-383-2338 from the US.

    Emergency number 044-638-380-9285

    Rocky Point (Puerto Penasco): Medical Clinics

    Where to go when in need of medical care in Rocky Point Mexico

    If for any reason you are unable to get any help, you can dial the following emergency number 066. This emergency number will provide you with fast reliable assistance. It is the equivalent of the emergency U.S. 911.

    You can also contact Rosie Glover she runs the 24-Hour Rocky Point Visitor’s Assistance program. She provides a variety of insurance needs locally, but is also bilingual and very well connected in town with various agencies that can help in medical and other issues you may have. She welcomes your call at any time and will even meet you in town to help facilitate anything needed with the support entities!

    (638) 388-6624 in Mexico
    (638) 386-9081 Mexico Cell
    (602) 773-1031 from the U.S.[email protected]

    In Rocky Point there are several clinics that will provide you with emergency service. If you are unable to drive the best option is to take a taxi. Many hotels and resorts have their own taxi fleet, call the front desk and they will provide you with this service.

    When you dial from your own U.S. phone you will first have to dial 01152 than the entire phone number. This will be an international phone call check your provider for rates. If you have a local land line or a local cell phone you will dial the phone number without the area code (638).

    Either way, the most viable option to get there fast is to have someone other than person involved in the accident or emergency drive to the clinic or hospital.

    In the downtown area of Puerto Peñasco you can find San Jose Clinic it is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. San Jose Clinic provides the following services; X-rays, ultrasounds, a delivery room, surgery, transportation to local hospitals and or hospitals to the United States. San Jose Clinic provides is an onsite discount pharmacy should you need medication after your visit.

    Phone (638) 383 51 21 and (638) 383 15 21
    Blvd. Benito Juárez and Guillermo Prieto

    Another urgent care clinic open 24 hours isSanta Fe,they provide a full range of services and hospitalization if required. They do not have ambulance service.

    Phone (638) 383 24 47 and (638) 383 40 40
    Simón Morúa and corner with Guillermo Prieto



    The Mexican Red Cross; they provide 24 hour emergency services as well as transportation.

    Phone (638) 383 22 66
    Blvd. Fremont #94


    Santa Maria Clinic offers visits only by appointment. They employ specialists in gynecology, pediatrics and general medicine. Their regular business hours are Monday thru Saturday 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

    Phone (638) 383 24 40
    Niños Héroes #37 /Simón Morúa and Aquiles Serdán



    In the Sandy Beach Resort Area, the clinic Sandy Beach Urgent Care is now open and located on the main road, Boulevard Costero at Metropolis Plaza. This clinic sits right in the middle of the entire resort strip. If you are a guest at any of the resorts in Sandy Beach, this will be the closest clinic to you. Please consider business hours.


    Phone (638) 388 7676
    Cell Phone (638) 110 7898
    Paseo de Las Dunas Blvd. Acropolis Building


    Medical Emergency Notes:

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    For all PENASCO PHONE NUMBERS (383-....) from the US dial (011-52-638) first!

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    The Santa Fe Clinic (47 Morua Ave, Phone 383-2447) currently serves as Peñasco's prime emergency care facility in conjuction with the local Red Cross (94 Fremont Blvd, Phone 383-2266) with their major ambulance transport ability.

    Depending on the patient's condition, the injured may be brought directly to the clinic by private vehicle.If Emergency Air Evacuation (AirEvac, Inc. Phone 95-880-321-9522) or Ambulance Transport (Ajo Ambulance, Inc Phone 520-387-5154/520-387-7621) is needed to the United States, arrangements will be made by the clinic.

    What you will need before you transport to a medical clinic;

    [​IMG]Patient info-including medications, history and diagnosis
    [​IMG]Identification – passports – Very Important
    [​IMG]Assign designated caretaker
    [​IMG]Notify family
    [​IMG]Notify insurance company
     
  4. rstyla

    rstyla Active Member

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    Thanks Terry!
     
  5. ben21

    ben21 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the in depth reply Terry, maybe we can get this pinned at top of this thread. Reading that makes me realize how dumb I am for going down so much and not being prepared. I'm going to start printing this along with car insurance for my trips.
     
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  6. GV Jack

    GV Jack Snorin God

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    Ben, that's what I have done since Terry first posted it. Better to have it and not need it rather than, well you know.
     
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  7. RockyPointers

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    Thanks for this great information! Does anyone have info on RP doctors who are qualified to perform cortisone injections in joints (e.g., shoulder) and/or vertebrae?... or should we have this performed in the States?
     
  8. lagrimas85

    lagrimas85 AKA Carnac

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    Dr. Baez, behind the burger king will help you with cortisone..
    Dr. Hector Efren Baez
    69 Boulevard. Benito Juárez & NiNo.s Heroes, Rocky Point, 83550
    Ph: (638) 383-5012
    Alt Ph: (638) 383-1660

    Office Hours: 383-5012
    Specializing in Neurology disease, muscular illness, Post-operated neurological, post operated fractures & sports medicine
     
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  9. tequilatodd

    tequilatodd Well-Known Member

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    What about Tequila injections? Those are easy to self administer ;)
    (sorry, I couldn't resist)
     
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  10. RockyPointers

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    Thanks for this reference; much appreciated. We'll check him out.
     
  11. RockyPointers

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    Nice suggestion! Our preference is Jack Daniels, so we'll try increasing the dosage... ;)...
     
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  12. tequilatodd

    tequilatodd Well-Known Member

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    I just noticed your tag line. "Retired from work life, but not from living..." LOVE IT
     
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  13. Emergency Services

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    Hello

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    Dr. Soto now takes American insurance!!

    We also offer emergency medical flights to Phoenix or Tucson for serious injuries or illnesses.
     
  14. marybna

    marybna Well-Known Member

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    I was reading the article in the paper this morning about some of the problems with medical care in Mexico. Because we are older and seem to be spending more time at our condo I got to thinking about what could happen. About 5 years ago, I feel and banged my leg up. Went to a Dr office somewhere in town. The Dr looked at it and ask when I had my last tetanus shot. (no idea) His nurse cleaned it up and gave me a tetanus shot. They said they could bill my insurance or I could pay. I asked how much and she said $8. I paid. A friend of my husbands had a heart attack in Puerto V and he said he got wonderful care. Has anyone had any experience with a hospital or emergency room?

    We knew one guy that paid insurance for emergency air transport to PHX. They would have to stabilize first.
     
  15. Jungle Jim

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    My advise...........

    Keep your fuel tank topped off, your passport in your hand along with a thick wad of US dollars and make a run for the border!

    Marybna, there must be at least one hundred horror stories on this website concerning the Gringo ripoff by Mexicans when medical services are needed. Do you think anything has changed?

    Don't ever let someone die in Mexico, you will pay dearly.

    The scammer with no name above most likely roosts with his stinking poop splattered black Zopilote buddies on the high line towers along the highway south of town just waiting for his piece of the action, meaning injured, dying and dead Gringo meat.

    JJ
     
  16. JimMcG

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    Something similar occurred to a character in ‘Gillespie’s Gold’ who died on the Mexican side and so they put him in the front passenger seat of a Jeep, doused him with tequila with his hat over his face and crossed back to the US reeking of alcohol. Just another drunk gringo returning from a weekend binge on the Mexican border.
     
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  17. Terry C

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    That happened in Encanto several years ago, a family of several rented a place and an elderly person died in the rental. They put him in the back seat put the seat belt on hin and off to Tucson they went, showed up the next day to complete their vacation....
     
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  18. Landshark

    Landshark Well-Known Member

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    Reminds me of Aunt Edna in National Lampoons Vacation
     
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  20. marybna

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    I am thinking asthma or broken bone. Not surgery.
     

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