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Medical Services

Hospital CIMA For serious medical emergencies, head to this hospital in San Rafael de Escazú. Its facilities are the most modern in the greater San José area.

Clínica Bíblica The top private clinic downtown has a 24-hour emergency room; doctors speak English, French and German.

Hospital Calderón Guardia A public hospital in central San José.

Hospital La Católica Pricey private clinic geared toward medical-tourism patients from abroad.

Hospital San Juan de Dios Free public hospital open 24 hours; expect long waits.