What is health care like in Belize?
Local medical care is inexpensive (for example, dental care is a third to half the cost in the US). Prescription medicines are also more affordable. As an example; one birth with all expenses included will cost you US$250 in San Pedro and a visit to a general practitioner is about US$15, or less on the mainland. While most key tourism and investment areas have doctors and dentists trained in the US, for top-flight medical care, Americans in Belize still may fly to Miami or Houston; or for more immediate emergencies may be flown to Chetumal or Belize City (if on Ambergris Caye) where medical care is excellent and very inexpensive.