Medical Tourism to Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico:
Tijuana is a Mexico border city next to San Diego, CA. Crossing the border to Tijuana is one of the most attractive locations for bariatric surgery, dental care, cosmetic procedures, orthopedic, heart, stem cell, cancer, hair implant, fertility, and many more medical services.
- Time Zone: GMT
- Dialing Code: +52 (1) 664
- Electricity: Standard 127 V, 60 Hz, Plug Type A
- Currency: Mexican Peso/U.S. Dollars
- Languages: Spanish, English
Law Abuse and Accountability in Mexico
Medical Tourism to Mexico has grown as responsibility is not strictly enforced by law in foreign countries, as in the United States. It is therefore not surprising that compensation for abuse is not so generous (see How to Find a Trusted Medical Tourism Operator). External doctors are not sure about ensuring abuse as well as their American counterparts.
American medical tourists cannot resort to the United States judicial system. The US court must not be held by a responsible mediator because sponsors or medical agents are not health care providers and therefore cannot commit professional misconduct.
Medical Tourism Insurance
Some health insurers in the United States have designed insurance packages for those seeking medical care in Mexico. The California law passed in 1999, which allowed California insurers to compensate Mexican suppliers, paved the way for changes in the insurance industry and providers of medical travel.
Since medical care in Mexico costs less, premiums represent less than two-thirds of the cost of their alternative plans in the United States.