Healthcare in Rio de Janeiro

Healthcare in Rio de Janeiro varies in standardsHealthcare in Rio de Janeiro is available in the form of both public and private facilities. Although expats living in Brazil who have permanent residency status are able to access free public healthcare in Rio de Janeiro, most opt to access healthcare at private institutions due to the poor quality of the public health system. 
Private healthcare in Brazil is among the most expensive in Latin America, and it’s essential for expats living in Rio de Janeiro to have comprehensive health insurance. Expats moving to Rio as part of a corporate relocation package often have their health insurance costs covered by their employer.
The standards of private health facilities in Rio are generally high with the city even earning a reputation as a medical tourist hotspot, particularly in the field of cosmetic surgery. Many private institutions even offer special sections for international patients with English-speaking staff.
Below is a list of some of the most prominent hospitals in Rio de Janeiro:

Barra D’or Hospital

Av. Ayrton Senna, 3079, Barra da Tijuca

Galdino Campos Clinic

Av. Nossa Sra. de Copacabana, 492, Copacabana

Hospital Copa D’or

Rua Figueiredo de Magalhães, 875, Copacabana

Hospital Samaritano

Rua Bambina, 98, Botafogo

Casa de Saúde São José

Rue Macedo Sobrinho, 21, Humaitá

Quinta D’or Hospital

R. Alm. Baltazar, 435, São Cristóvão

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