HealthCare Resources Blog

Introducing the Benefit/Discount PLUSCard

Posted in HealthCare Resources,PLUSCard by Pam on October 1, 2010
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I am thrilled to introduce the PLUSCard, a comprehensive solution for all of the healthcare needs for the people of Banderas Bay.

The PLUSCard is a benefit/discount card available for individuals, couples, families and companies for varying lengths of time: 6 months, 1 year and 2 years. Prices begin at only $250 pesos for a program that offers so many benefits and discounts including:

  • English-speaking assistance during doctor’s appointments
  • Guidance through the insurance, Medicare or Veteran Services maze
  • Compilation of medical records
  • Select discounts on physician consultations and in-patient services
  • Insurance paperwork/Reimbursement Preparation
  • Free and discounted seminars from local or international experts ensuring that you are educated on the latest technology, trends and procedures
  • Select discounts on lab and diagnostic services

Download the JPG of a complete chart of benefits & fees. HealthCare Resources Puerto Vallarta will still offer no-charge doctor referrals and in-patient assistance, but the new PLUSCard increases the scope and multiplies the services available.

The PlusCard was a natural extension for HealthCare Resources Puerto Vallarta. This card will offer extended services, access to seminars, and discounts on lab work and in-patient services, helping make the community healthy, happy and informed.

To learn more, or to obtain your PLUSCard today, call 044-322-107-7007, 322-223-1374, or e-mail

You can now buy the PlusCard online:
> Buy the PlusCard!

When you purchase, someone will get back in touch with you to discuss delivery options.


Consultations — How and How Much?

Posted in HealthCare Resources,How To's & Advice by Pam on May 24, 2010
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How much does a consult with a physician or specialist cost here? What happens when I see him or her?

The average cost for a physician consult in our area is between 400 and 900 pesos, depending on the specialty if you are seen in his private office. If you see him in an emergency room (on an emergency basis) the cost goes up. (That being said, sometimes physicians out of convenience for the patient will do a consult in a local emergency room, regular charge.) By the way, if he tells you to meet him at a restaurant or a bar, see someone else! (This has been known to happen!). A house or hotel call will run a minimum of 1,000 pesos. But it might be worth it. You might just feel too sick to leave your room. Physicians like to be paid in cash. Many do not accept credit cards for consults. Don’t plan on flipping out your insurance card to the receptionist when it is time to pay because they will just stare at you blankly. (more…)