Having a website or websites with the medical resources like clinics and doctors while in Lima is very handy, but very few people know the website for the U.S. Embassy in Lima, Peru provides a list of clinics and doctors in Lima that can be a good starting point if you need to see a doctor, find an asthma clinic, consult a pediatrician or see a dentist. Of course, the Embassy cannot vouch or in any way be responsible for the clinics and doctors listed but the information is collected from the Embassy’s personnel and their families past experiences. One important detail is that the majority of doctors in this list speak English and believe me, when you want to describe your illness to the doctor you want to be well understood.
In this list you will find Clinics, Dentists, Pediatricians, Allergists (very important for those suffering of allergies, asthma or any other respiratory illness), Cardiologists, Obstetricians, Gynecologists and much more.
So here are the links:
- The main page for the US Embassy in Peru that deals with Medical Assistance is this one: https://pe.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/local-resources-of-u-s-citizens/doctors/
- The list you can download from that page (is a PDF file) is this one: http://photos.state.gov/libraries/peru/444495/resources/2015-12-11-doctor-list.pdf
Consider that even though I updated this page recently (updated on March 2017), the PDF resource used by the US Embassy has been updated last on 2015, so you might not be able to reach some doctors or clinics from this document.
- The number for any emergency while in Peru is: (01) 618-2000
- If you are dialing from the United States:  +51 1 618-2000
You can also research the advice for travelers going to Peru from the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) site: https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/traveler/none/peru?s_cid=ncezid-dgmq-travel-single-001
Just in case this link gets updated and it doesn’t work anymore, here is how to get to it:
- Visit the local resources page from the US Embassy in Peru: https://pe.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/local-resources-of-u-s-citizens/
- Click on “Medical Assistance“.
- You can see the PDF resource around the middle of the web page.
Again, this list is provided without any endorsement from the U.S. Embassy or this blog.
It is provided as a starting point to help you in your search for medical services. I had been in some of the Clinics mentioned in the list and I can tell you that are among some of the best Medical Centers in Lima, Peru. No experiences with any of the doctors though. I welcome your personal medical experiences in the Comments sections that will help other travelers.
One last thing before closing this post. Always call to make an appointment before showing up in person, not because is required (although in some cases it is) but because many businesses in Lima close for lunch for a couple of hours every day.
Check this video about Clinica AngloAmericana in Lima, one of the best clinics not only in Lima, but LatinoAmerica.
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