Belize Medical Associates

Traveler's Guide

Belize Medical Associates Traveler's Guide has been established to assist international patients and their accompanying family members while visiting our beautiful country. We will guide you through many phases of your visit, from the time of your personal inquiry to your departure from the hospital.

Business travelers as well as recreational travelers can benefit from this guide which was developed with an emphasis on preparedness. We understand that business travelers may be under stress and pressure. The traveler needs to have a resource available to turn to when faced with medical concerns while traveling abroad. Therefore, Belize Medical Associates will keep you healthy and productive while away on assignments or pleasure.

Patient Services

Here are some of the services offered through our Traveler's Guide Program:

* Providing you with a list of physicians and contact information to schedule an appointment
* Obtaining cost estimates on hospital fees, physician fees, and procedures you will be receiving
* Financial arrangements, such as opening an account with a local bank, wire transfers, contacting your insurance company or employer to determine authorization requirements needed prior to your visit, and other transactions
* Travel arrangements, confirming airline reservations, air and ground ambulance, transportation to and from the airport/airstrip and accommodations
* Assistance with making accommodations at local hotels for relatives overnight stay
* Assistance with any emergency situations that may develop while a patient has been admitted to Belize Medical Associates Hospital
* Advice on leisure activities


To eliminate financial hardship, confusion and delays should you or a family member require medical care while on your visit, check with your payer (insurance company, employer, etc.) prior to leaving to ensure that you have written approvals and that you understand exactly how much of he charges they will cover and how much will be your responsibility. (Some restrictions apply)

Airline Tickets

It is best to have your return trip with an open date to avoid extra charges which may be imposed in the event of changes in your travel schedule, due to unforeseen circumstances such as delays in travel due to extended treatment and/or hospitalization.

Dress Comfortably

At the hospital, wear casual clothing and comfortable shoes. A light sweater is recommended all year round since hospital room temperatures are generally very cool.

Telephone Calls

Telephone calls can be made with telephone cards (available at the pharmacy), collect calling or charges placed on patient bill.

Payment Options

* Cash
* Wire transfers
* Visa/Mastercard/Travelers Cheques/American Express/Discover Insurance (a letter of authorization outlining benefits from the insurance company will be required before you receive treatment). Some restrictions apply.


Review these items for your convenience and preparation prior to your departure:

* Passport or other form of photo identification
* Copies of medical records, diagnostic films (CT scans, x-rays, etc.)
* Original authorization letter from insurance company
* Name, address and telephone number of your referring physician(s)
* A list of your current medications and dosages
* A book, magazines or any other items to keep you occupied between appointments
* Money for payment of services, travel and subsistence

Other health articles for travelers:

Check these articles for guidance on other health matters that may affect you as a visitor:

Travelers' Diarrhea
Traveler's Health Guide
Dear Dr. Cawich,

Allegra and I cannot begin to thank you for all the special care you afforded her during her brief stay at Belize Medical Associates.

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Dear Ladies and Gentlemen,

On December 23rd, 2010 our wife/mother unfortunately got very sick on our Caribbean dream–trip.
With this, we would like to thank you very much for your support.

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Dear Dr. Musa and Staff,

This is long overdue but Jerry and I and the family want to thank you and your staff for the great care we received when Jerry was a patient at your hospital.

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Dear Staff,

I am writing to express my heartfelt thanks for all the quality expertise and service received while in critical care at the Belize Medical Associates in May 2009.

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Greetings Dr. Cuellar,

On Monday I saw my regular doctor, she was very impressed with my care in Belize.  I was told that I was okay and do not have to come back.

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Dear Friends,

I would like to sincerely thank the entire staff of Belize Medical Associates Hospital for taking such a good care of me during my recent stay. 

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Dr. Cawich,

Almost a year has passed since I was treated by you at your hospital in Belize.  At the time I was on the Carnival Cruise Ship Glory and sent to your hospital with pneumonia.

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Hi Dr. Gough,

You saved our mom and we will be forever greatful for that.  My mom said that she would one day like to come to Belize to see you in person and to also give her thanks and gratitude!

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Contact Us 

5791 St. Thomas Street, Kings Park
P.O. Box 1008
Belize City, Belize C.A.


(501) 223-0302