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Healthcare in Los Angeles is particularly advanced and the city is home to some of the best hospitals in the USA. Such high-quality care, however, is not without a price – services are extremely expensive, so it's vital that expats invest in comprehensive private health insurance to get the best treatment.
California is known for being health- and beauty-conscious and many trendy diets and health fads find their start in Los Angeles. It follows that the city is a centre for alternative and homoeopathic medical treatment, an area that is becoming more widely accepted and increasingly popular, especially in the forward-thinking state of California. In the same vein, but on the other side of the spectrum, such an image-conscious city has cultivated a thriving plastic surgery environment.
Pharmacies are widely available in Los Angeles, some of which are open 24 hours a day.
Hospitals in Los Angeles
California Hospital Medical Center
Address: 1401 South Grand Avenue
Cedars-Sinai Medical Centre Los Angeles
Address: 8700 Beverly Boulevard
Children's Hospital Los Angeles
Address: 4650 Sunset Boulevard
Keck Hospital of USC
Address: 1500 San Pablo Street
Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
Address: 757 Westwood Plaza
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Expat Health Insurance
With 86 million customer relationships in over 200 countries, Cigna Global has unrivalled experience in dealing with varied and unique medical situations and delivering high standards of service wherever you live in the world.
Aetna International, offering comprehensive global medical coverage, has a network of 1.3 million medical providers worldwide. You will have the flexibility to choose from six areas of coverage, including worldwide, multiple levels of benefits to choose from, plus various optional benefits to meet your needs.
Sirelo has a network of more than 500 international removal companies that can move your furniture and possessions to your new home. By filling in a form, you’ll get up to 5 quotes from recommended movers. This service is free of charge and will help you select an international moving company that suits your needs and budget.