Mexico

Nomad Insurance Mexico

Our nomad medical insurance, designed for digital nomads and entrepreneurs, now extends to cover your travels in Mexico. This comprehensive insurance ensures that while you explore Mexico, your health is safeguarded throughout your journey.

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We've got nomads covered medically in Mexico.

Global 24/7 Emergency Help On All Nomad Insurance

With our 24/7 global assistance as a key feature of our nomad insurance, you’re never stranded no matter where your adventures take you. Our support is just a phone call away, making your global travels safer and stress-free.

Customisable Plans for Nomad Lifestyles

Customise your nomad insurance to match your unique lifestyle. Whether you need basic medical cover or comprehensive protection, our flexible plans ensure you pay only for the cover you truly require.

Direct Payments To The Hospital

Our nomad insurance provides direct payments to the hospitals, easing your burden and giving peace of mind. We coordinate directly with medical facilities, so you can focus on your recovery without the stress of upfront costs.

Access To Healthcare Professionals

Even when you’re far from home, medical advice should be at your fingertips. Our nomad insurance includes remote access to certified medical professionals. Consult with specialists, ensuring you receive qualified advice no matter your location.

Overview of healthcare in Mexico

Mexico boasts a healthcare system with modern medical facilities and well-trained professionals, especially in cities like Mexico City and Cancun. In these areas, many medical staff speak English, easing communication for expats and travelers. While healthcare in Mexico is generally more affordable than in Western countries, unexpected medical costs, particularly in private healthcare settings, can still be quite high. Therefore, having a comprehensive nomad insurance plan is crucial for those visiting or living in Mexico, as it ensures access to quality healthcare at manageable costs.

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Key takeaways of Mexico's healthcare system:

Private Healthcare Quality

In Mexico, private healthcare facilities offer high-quality services, often preferred by expats and travelers for their modern amenities and English-speaking staff.

Direct Billing Options

We can provide direct billing to many private hospitals in Mexico, simplifying the process for you and keeping your money in your pocket.

Emergency Services Accessibility

Access to emergency services is crucial, especially for nomads, and private healthcare in Mexico offers efficient and accessible emergency care.

Affordable Prescription Medication

Prescription medications in Mexico are generally more affordable than in many Western countries, making it easier for nomads to manage health costs.

Choose your nomad insurance for Mexico.

Major Medical

A cost-effective plan with a US $1,000,000 annual limit, covering essential inpatient services. Ideal for basic health needs.

Worldwide Exc. USA Major Medical
Overall Plan Limit (per year) US $1,000,000
Inpatient Benefits
Room and Board including general nursing care Semi-Private
Parental Accommodation (added bed, same room) No Cover
Theatre fees: x-rays, laboratory tests, medicines & drugs, blood & plasma, surgical appliances, rental of wheel chairs Full Cover
Intensive Care (Room and Board including general nursing care) Full Cover
Surgeon's fees including pre & post surgical services US $25,000
Anaesthetist Fees 30% of Surgeon's Fees
Professional Fees including Physician, Specialist, Radiologist, Physiotherapy & Pathologist Fees US $25,000
Rehabilitation Cover No Cover
Kidney Dialysis Full Cover
Oncology Cover US $20,000
Emergency Room Treatment Full Cover
Organ Transplant Cover No Cover
Local Ambulance to Hospital Full Cover
Hospital Cash Benefit US $100
Outpatient Benefits
Outpatient Surgical No Cover
Pre-Hospitalisation No Cover
Post-Hospitalisation No Cover
GP Consultation Fees No Cover
Specialist Consultation Fees No Cover
Prescribed Medication No Cover
Imaging and Lab Tests No Cover
Physiotherapy No Cover
Oncology No Cover
Alternative Therapies Treatment No Cover
Chronic Conditions Benefit No Cover
Wellbeing Benefits
Annual Medical Check-ups No Cover
Vaccinations No Cover
Eye-Test No Cover
Dental Benefits
Emergency Dental (Relief of Pain Only) No Cover
Routine Dental (6 month waiting period) No Cover
Major Dental (6 month waiting period) No Cover
Global Security Benefits
Terrorism US $50,000
Hostage Negotiation Full Cover
Hijacking US $100 Per Day 10 Days
Mugging US $100 Per Day 5 Days
Psychology Benefits
24 Hour Psychology Counselling Full Cover
24 Hour Personal Coaching Full Cover
International Assistance Benefits
24 Hour Emergency Assistance Full Cover
Life Cover
Death Benefit US $10,000
Optional Benefits Where an additional premium has been paid
Evacuation & Repatriation US $100,000

Standard

Offers a US $1,000,000 annual limit and adds limited outpatient coverage up to US $25,000. Includes GP and specialist consultations.

Worldwide Exc. USA Standard
Overall Plan Limit (per year) US $1,000,000
Inpatient Benefits
Room and Board including general nursing care Semi-Private
Parental Accommodation (added bed, same room) No Cover
Theatre fees: x-rays, laboratory tests, medicines & drugs, blood & plasma, surgical appliances, rental of wheel chairs Full Cover
Intensive Care (Room and Board including general nursing care) Full Cover
Surgeon's fees including pre & post surgical services US $25,000
Anaesthetist Fees 30% of Surgeon's Fees
Professional Fees including Physician, Specialist, Radiologist, Physiotherapy & Pathologist Fees US $25,000
Rehabilitation Cover No Cover
Kidney Dialysis Full Cover
Oncology Cover US $20,000
Emergency Room Treatment Full Cover
Organ Transplant Cover No Cover
Local Ambulance to Hospital Full Cover
Hospital Cash Benefit US $100
Outpatient Benefits
Outpatient Surgical US $25,000
Pre-Hospitalisation US $2,000 30 days prior
Post-Hospitalisation US $2,000 30 days prior
GP Consultation Fees US $750
Specialist Consultation Fees US $750
Prescribed Medication US $750
Imaging and Lab Tests US $750
Physiotherapy No Cover
Oncology No Cover
Alternative Therapies Treatment No Cover
Chronic Conditions Benefit No Cover
Wellbeing Benefits
Annual Medical Check-ups No Cover
Vaccinations No Cover
Eye-Test No Cover
Dental Benefits
Emergency Dental (Relief of Pain Only) No Cover
Routine Dental (6 month waiting period) No Cover
Major Dental (6 month waiting period) No Cover
Global Security Benefits
Terrorism US $100,000
Hostage Negotiation Full Cover
Hijacking US $200 Per Day 10 Days
Mugging US $100 Per Day 5 Days
Psychology Benefits
24 Hour Psychology Counselling Full Cover
24 Hour Personal Coaching Full Cover
International Assistance Benefits
24 Hour Emergency Assistance Full Cover
Life Cover
Death Benefit US $10,000
Optional Benefits Where an additional premium has been paid
Evacuation & Repatriation US $100,000

Comprehensive

Features a US $1,000,000 annual limit and full inpatient benefits. Adds extensive outpatient coverage, and $1,000 chronic conditions benefit.

Worldwide Exc. USA Comprehensive
Overall Plan Limit (per year) US $1,000,000
Inpatient Benefits
Room and Board including general nursing care Semi-Private
Parental Accommodation (added bed, same room) Full Cover
Theatre fees: x-rays, laboratory tests, medicines & drugs, blood & plasma, surgical appliances, rental of wheel chairs Full Cover
Intensive Care (Room and Board including general nursing care) Full Cover
Surgeon's fees including pre & post surgical services US $25,000
Anaesthetist Fees 30% of Surgeon's Fees
Professional Fees including Physician, Specialist, Radiologist, Physiotherapy & Pathologist Fees US $25,000
Rehabilitation Cover Full Cover 30 Days
Kidney Dialysis Full Cover
Oncology Cover US $20,000
Emergency Room Treatment Full Cover
Organ Transplant Cover US $100,000
Local Ambulance to Hospital Full Cover
Hospital Cash Benefit US $100
Outpatient Benefits
Outpatient Surgical US $25,000
Pre-Hospitalisation US $2,000 30 days prior
Post-Hospitalisation US $2,000 30 days prior
GP Consultation Fees US $750
Specialist Consultation Fees US $750
Prescribed Medication US $750
Imaging and Lab Tests US $750
Physiotherapy US $750 5 Visits
Oncology US $20,000
Alternative Therapies Treatment US $250 5 Visits
Chronic Conditions Benefit US $1,000
Wellbeing Benefits
Annual Medical Check-ups US $250 25% Co-insurance
Vaccinations US $250 25% Co-insurance
Eye-Test US $250 1 Per Year
Dental Benefits
Emergency Dental (Relief of Pain Only) Inpatient Treatment Only
Routine Dental (6 month waiting period) No Cover
Major Dental (6 month waiting period) US $750 25% Co-insurance
Global Security Benefits
Terrorism US $150,000
Hostage Negotiation Full Cover
Hijacking US $300 Per Day 10 Days
Mugging US $100 Per Day 5 Days
Psychology Benefits
24 Hour Psychology Counselling Full Cover
24 Hour Personal Coaching Full Cover
International Assistance Benefits
24 Hour Emergency Assistance Full Cover
Life Cover
Death Benefit US $10,000
Optional Benefits Where an additional premium has been paid
Evacuation & Repatriation US $100,000

Fully Comprehensive

Offers a US $2,000,000 annual limit with full inpatient and outpatient benefits. Ideal for those seeking comprehensive coverage.

Worldwide Exc. USA Fully Comprehensive
Overall Plan Limit (per year) US $2,000,000
Inpatient Benefits
Room and Board including general nursing care Full Cover
Parental Accommodation (added bed, same room) Full Cover
Theatre fees: x-rays, laboratory tests, medicines & drugs, blood & plasma, surgical appliances, rental of wheel chairs Full Cover
Intensive Care (Room and Board including general nursing care) Full Cover
Surgeon's fees including pre & post surgical services Full Cover
Anaesthetist Fees Full Cover
Professional Fees including Physician, Specialist, Radiologist, Physiotherapy & Pathologist Fees Full Cover
Rehabilitation Cover Full Cover 45 Days
Kidney Dialysis Full Cover
Oncology Cover Full Cover
Emergency Room Treatment Full Cover
Organ Transplant Cover Full Cover
Local Ambulance to Hospital Full Cover
Hospital Cash Benefit US $200
Outpatient Benefits
Outpatient Surgical Full Cover
Pre-Hospitalisation Full Cover
Post-Hospitalisation Full Cover
GP Consultation Fees Full Cover
Specialist Consultation Fees Full Cover
Prescribed Medication Full Cover
Imaging and Lab Tests Full Cover
Physiotherapy Full Cover 10 Visits
Oncology Full Cover
Alternative Therapies Treatment Full Cover 10 Visits
Chronic Conditions Benefit US $10,000
Wellbeing Benefits
Annual Medical Check-ups US $500
Vaccinations US $500
Eye-Test US $250 1 Per Year
Dental Benefits
Emergency Dental (Relief of Pain Only) Full Cover
Routine Dental (6 month waiting period) US $750
Major Dental (6 month waiting period) US $750
Global Security Benefits
Terrorism Full Cover
Hostage Negotiation Full Cover
Hijacking US $500 Per Day
Mugging US $100 Per Day
Psychology Benefits
24 Hour Psychology Counselling Full Cover
24 Hour Personal Coaching Full Cover
International Assistance Benefits
24 Hour Emergency Assistance Full Cover
Life Cover
Death Benefit US $10,000
Optional Benefits Where an additional premium has been paid
Evacuation & Repatriation US $100,000

Is nomad insurance important in Mexico?

In Mexico, nomad insurance is extremely important due to the challenges posed by the healthcare system and the general safety concerns in some areas. While Mexico’s private healthcare facilities provide high-quality care, often with English-speaking staff, the costs can be substantial for those without insurance. This is especially critical in the event of unforeseen medical emergencies, where costs can escalate quickly. Additionally, considering Mexico’s varied safety landscape, with some regions experiencing higher crime rates, having comprehensive medical insurance offers an extra layer of security.

Summary of healthcare costs in Mexico

The costs for various medical treatments in private healthcare facilities in Mexico can be substantial, especially for more specialised services. For example, the cost for an emergency visit at a Level 2 medical facility (which includes hospitals providing specialised care like surgeries) can be around $61 USD. Basic hospitalisation rates per day at such facilities average around $438 USD, while intensive care can cost about $1,968 USD per day. For surgical procedures, the cost can be approximately $1,201 USD. These figures highlight the importance of having comprehensive medical insurance for nomads in Mexico, as expenses for medical emergencies and specialised care can quickly accumulate​.

Breakdown of the costs of healthcare in Mexico

Cost of Hospital Stays

Private hospital rooms in Mexico can vary in cost. While specific prices depend on the city and facility quality, a general estimate for a private room is between $200 to $500 per night, excluding treatments.

$200-500

Surgery Costs

Costs for surgical procedures in private hospitals can be quite high. Minor surgeries may start around $1,500, with more complex surgeries potentially costing several thousand dollars.

$1,500-10,000+

Emergency Dental Costs

Emergency dental procedures like extractions or root canals in private clinics can range from $100 to $800, depending on the complexity of the treatment.

$100-800

Prescription Medication Costs

Prescription medications are generally more affordable than in Western countries. However, imported drugs can be more expensive.

$20-200

Diagnostic Test Costs

Diagnostic tests such as X-rays or ultrasounds in private facilities are relatively affordable, but prices can vary widely.

$30-500

Emergency Care Costs

Costs for emergency care, such as an ER visit, can start around $500 and increase based on the treatment required.

$500-3,000+

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Frequently Asked Questions

Yes dear nomads, you can. Just put your current address in and feel free to keep on movin’.

Anywhere in the world except the USA. We recommend purchasing USA-specific travel insurance if you are travelling to the USA. This insurance policy is not suitable for residents of the USA.

You can choose to receive treatment in any country worldwide except the USA.

Yes – as long as your home country isn’t the USA. Apart from the USA, you’re fully covered, nomad-er where you’re from and nomad-er where you go!

No, just once per year on your renewal date. And that can all be done by email, if required.

Yes, cancer treatment (oncology) is covered – you can find full details on our “Compare Cover Levels” page.

Yes, dental treatment is covered under the “Comprehensive” and “Fully Comprehensive” cover levels. You can find full details on our “Compare Cover Levels” page.

Yes, outpatient treatment is covered – you can find full details on our “Compare Cover Levels” page.

Unfortunately, claims cannot be approved if they are either directly or indirectly related to any medical condition or related condition for which you had treatment for, had symptoms of, knew existed, or should have known existed, prior to you starting your medical insurance policy. You are covered for events after you first start your insurance policy.

Terrorism coverage is included on all cover levels and covers any medical treatment needed as a result of terrorism, and any treatment needed for a medical condition sustained as a result of terrorism.

No, this is not necessary. To make the process as simple as possible, once you have gained pre-authorisation for your treatment, the insurance company will contact the hospital to arrange for payment to be made directly.

During an emergency, you may not be in a position to notify the insurance company in advance. If this happens, please contact the insurance company as soon as possible so they can arrange for all payments to be made directly to the hospital, as well as make sure that you are being properly cared for.

Please see the “Claims” page which has full information – and you will also receive the information in soft copy format by email when you start your insurance policy.

Yes, general exclusions apply to all international medical insurance policies. For full details, please see our “T&C’s” page.

No, you can apply and get coverage within 24 hours without the need for a medical examination.

Yes they can, although it generally makes more sense to have a separate policy for each person as it costs the same and gives you the flexibility to choose different cover levels for each person if you wish.

There is a limit to the total value of claims per year, but no limit on the number of claims. For full details, please see our “Compare Cover Levels” page.

Yes, you have a 14-day “cooling off period” during which you can cancel the policy if you want to. This gives you plenty of time to read the full terms and conditions as well as compare the cover and cost of other insurances, and if for any reason you decide it’s not the right one for you, you’ll get a full refund of all premiums paid.

Yes you can choose your own hospital and doctor if you wish, and you may also ask the insurance company for recommendations based on what facilities are offered at different hospitals. If you would like to be treated at a hospital in a different country, you will need the “Global Evacuation & Repatriation” cover, which is an optional add-on to all policies for a small fixed fee.

It’s always good to have travel insurance if you travel frequently – travel insurance and medical insurance are distinctly different types of insurance. Travel insurance will cover you for things like delayed flights, lost baggage etc, whereas international medical insurance covers anything medical related. Whilst all travel insurances and medical insurances differ, as a general rule, the medical cover offered on travel insurance policies has more limitations than full medical insurance policies, and there are often additional clauses which make it unsuitable as a long-term replacement for medical insurance. Always read the small print to see which things aren’t covered!