El Salvador has a burdened public health system, and an excellent private system with well-trained professionals. Vigilance is required in mosquito-prone areas near the coast and during the rainy season when dengue fever outbreaks can occur.
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Before You Go
Health insurance is highly recommended and necessary for the better hospitals.
- Hepatitis A
- Hepatitis B
- Yellow Fever
In El Salvador
Availability & Cost of Health Care
You can easily get access to a top doctor in San Salvador, but you will have to pay significant fees up-front.
Tap water is generally very good in El Salvador; however, in poorer areas it is best to always boil before drinking.