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Medical Tourism at Clinica Biblica Hospital - Financing and Insurance

Medical Tourism Financing and Insurance

Financing and Insurance

The International Insurance office at Hospital Clinica Biblica accepts insurance from all over the world. Our dedicated and experienced staff is available to assist you with all your insurance questions regarding benefits and coverage.

Using Insurance Coverage at Hospital Clínica Bíblica
All insurance is welcome at Clinica Biblica Hospital. Please stop by our Insurance Office so we can confirm your international benefits. In most cases insurance is accepted only for hospitalizations and not for out patient services. It is most important to stop by the insurance office several days before your admission with your insurance card so we can obtain the proper authorization and benefits prior to your hospitalization. In the case of an emergency please present your insurance card upon admission to verify the benefits. However, you are responsible for paying the admission deposit, if benefits have not been confirmed previous to your admission.

At Hospital Clinica Biblica we regularly work   with insurance companies throughout the world and are a participating Hospital in the Blue Cross Blue Shield World Wide Network. 

Below is a sample of some of the companies that we regularly work with:

Blue Cross Blue Shield
Cigna International
Aetna Global
United Health Care
Secure Horizons
International Medical Group
PPP Healthcare
J. Van Breda
Good Health
Panamerican Life
Assured Assistance
Travel Insurance
IHI Danmark
Nordic Assist

Planning Ahead
If you are planning to travel abroad and/or interested in purchasing medical insurance please keep the following questions in mind:

· Find out if your medical insurance covers you when travelling abroad and if so what are the conditions and limitations if any.
· Ask about your Co-payments and Deductibles since they may vary when out of network.
· Make sure that your insurance company is willing to make Direct payment to the Hospital in Costa Rica for covered medical services. If your insurance company will not make direct payment to our hospital then you will need to pay your bill up front and then file your claim directly with your insurance company for reimbursement.
· Request Air Ambulance coverage in case of repatriation.
· Make sure your premiums are up to date
· If you have a Gold or Platinum Credit Card, please ask about free travel insurance which may be include when you purchase your air line tickets with your credit card. Please keep in mind that these policies are limited to emergencies and the dollar amount covered.
· If you do not have regular Insurance please do not hesitate to purchase a good Travel Insurance policy, a few dollars could safe you and your family lots of money and headaches in case of illness or injury.

In case of emergency please have handy in your purse or wallet the following information: your insurance card, passport, local and overseas contact numbers including your family doctor.

Make sure you have a major Credit Card handy since a deposit will be required for admission at any hospital, while your insurance benefits are verified.




Payment Options
Every client must make a previous deposit for the services at Clínica Bíblica hospital. When you Request information, our representatives will inform you of the steps you should follow.

Clínica Bíblica Hospital accepts main credit cards, including: MasterCard, Visa and AmericanExpress.

International Department 
Our international department will answer all your questions on payment, as well as unpaid bills. You can contact us through different means:

Phone: (506) 522-1500
Mailing address: International Department Asociaci�n de Servicios M�dicos Costarricenses
J.B.C. SJO #1138, P.O. Box 025240
Miami, Florida 33102-5240, USA
Fax: (506) 257-7307
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Code of Ethics
Clínica Bíblica Hospital, its doctors, nurses and employees follow a Code of Ethics which has been the base for our international recognition. Our Code of Ethics.

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Organize Your Trip to Costa Rica
Things to do
Learn about the advantages that Hospital Clinica Biblicas' location offers so you can enjoy your visit to Costa Rica.

Where to Stay
There are many options nearby the Hospital which will also permit you to discover Costa Rica.

Insurance Coverage Options
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