As Miami is a city that takes wellness seriously, expats should have few problems when it comes to healthcare in Miami. There are dozens of hospitals, clinics and general practitioners to serve the needs of a population that places high importance on looking and feeling good.
The quality of hospitals in the city is generally very high, and residents have access to nationally recognised medical care. There is also an abundance of pharmacies in Miami. This includes chain stores as well as independent pharmacists and in-store supermarket pharmacies.
It's important that expats invest in health insurance in Miami, however, since long-term care can be denied to patients without proper coverage. Although hospitals in Miami are required to accept patients needing emergency care, they will still be liable to pay for treatment. Expats with medical insurance from overseas should ensure that they are still covered while living in Florida.
Read Healthcare in the USA for more on the national healthcare system.
Hospitals in Miami
Baptist Health South Miami Hospital
Address: 6200 SW 73 Street
Jackson Memorial Hospital
Address: 1611 NW 12th Avenue
Nicklaus Children's Hospital
Address: 3100 SW 62nd Avenue
University of Miami Hospital
Address: 1475 NW 12th Avenue
What do expats say about healthcare in Miami?
"Healthcare in the United States is very expensive and even with health insurance, the costs of medical services can add up very quickly. Finding a good doctor is a hit or miss, I have had both good and bad experiences." Read more of Emmanuelle's thoughts on living in Miami in our expat interview.
►For more on medical insurance and the countrywide healthcare system, see Healthcare in the USA.
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