Healthcare in Lima

Medicines, Hospitals in Lima

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Hospitals in Lima

There are many hospitals in Lima. To find out which hospital you should visit, contact your insurance to find out where you are covered.

Recommended Hospitals in Lima:

  • Clínica Anglo-Americana – Well-respected and expensive hospital.
  • Clínica Good Hope - Quality care with reasonable prices. They also offer dental care.
  • Clínica Internacional - Well-equipped facility
  • Clínica Montesur – Dedicated to care for women.
  • Instituto Nacional de Salud del Niño - Pediatric hospital

For the complete list of hospitals in Lima, visit

Pharmacies in Lima

Both prescription and non-prescription medicine can be bought in pharmacies in Peru. The Social Security service covers most prescribed medicine.

Chains like Botica Fasa and InkaFarma are widely available and well-stocked. They are open 24 hours and have free delivery. You can find the closest pharmacy to you on MINSA - Ministry of Health pharmacy database.

Update 7/05/2019


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Expatriate health insurance in Peru

With so much to deal with before leaving your home country, (taxes, moving house, paperwork etc.) the careful planning of your expatriation to Lima is an essential step. As far as healthcare is concerned, your local social security scheme won’t be accompanying you to your host country and, once abroad, you might be surprised by the care system you find in Peru. So, before leaving, make sure you have appropriate cover! works in partnership with APRIL International to provide specific insurance solutions for travelling or staying outside your country of nationality.

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Designed for either short or long stays, APRIL International’s insurance policies offer protection against any problems that might arise before departure or during your time in Peru: cancelling your trip, medical expenses following an illness or accident, needing to be repatriated, causing damage to a third party or losing your luggage.

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