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Why Hospital Clinica Biblica?

A World-Class Hospital Setting
You will enjoy the peace of mind and tranquility that comes with knowing that you are in an experienced world-class medical institution (founded in 1929) with state-of-the-art facilities and medical services.

The hospital boasts a 50 million dollar infrastructure (and new 35 million dollar hospital building) and can handle anything from life-threatening emergencies and leading-edge procedures, to medical checkups or a facelift.

Additionally, and in order to assure you that the care and treatment you receive is on par with prestigious North American and European Hospitals, we are well into a rigorous process to obtain the *Joint Commission International Accreditation – the highest accreditation given to an international hospital. This will soon make us the first hospital in the region to receive this coveted certification.

*The Joint Commission has been accrediting hospitals for more than 50 years. Its accreditation is a nationwide seal of approval that indicates a hospital meets high performance standards. The JCI accreditation helps hospitals improve their performance, raise the level of patient care, and demonstrate accountability in the rapidly changing health care marketplace.

Quality Healthcare at an Affordable Price
With 200 skilled physicians performing over 120 leading-edge medical procedures daily, you can be sure that the health care and guidance you receive are backed by years of experience, training and knowledge. Additionally, you will Save up to 60% (average 40%) or more on surgery procedures compared to the U.S. or Canada, without sacrificing on the high standards of safety and quality you are accustomed to at home.  

For example, a stomach banding procedure in a U.S. hospital will cost approximately $25,000 dollars, however at the Clinica Biblica Hospital the exact same procedure (using the same equipment and techniques) costs $5,500 dollars. Please call (506) 522-1000 or use or use our Estimate form to request a prompt estimate of your preferred procedure.  

Convenient Location
Because of our proximity to the U.S. and Canada (3-6 hours from principal North American cities), you will not need to spend 12, 16 or even 20 hours on a plane. This is not only a matter of convenience, but is critical to your safety and optimal recovery.  

Besides its proximity, Costa Rica is one of the most beautiful countries in the world, relatively inexpensive, home to a welcoming and friendly people (many who speak English), and offers a wide variety of sightseeing/tour possibilities. This small country is home to a large North American population and receives approximately one million visitors a year intent on exploring its many beaches, rainforests and eco-attractions. Please visit Things to do for more detailed information about tours and activities. 

Personal Assistance and Support
The Hospital Clinica Biblica is distinguished by VIP personalized services that extend beyond customary hospital care. Through our International Department you will be assigned a personal Health Care Assistant (HCA) who works one on one with you to coordinate doctor consultations, paperwork, hospital admittance, lodging, transfers and sightseeing tours. In short, we will take care of all your needs and arrangements so you can concentrate one hundred percent on your recovery. Additionally our HCA serves as your own personal assistant, guiding you through all phases of the healthcare process.

Additionally, we possess many years of experience serving a large North American community of ex pats, as well as an ever-growing number of tourists. Currently at least 15% of the people we attend at our hospital are foreigners with the majority of these being North Americans. In other words we understand and can anticipate the particular needs and wants of our international patients. Please visit International Client Services for more detailed information about the services and benefits you will enjoy at our hospital. 

Recovery, Rest & Relaxation
Choose from a variety of beautiful and conveniently located recovery facilities that cater to every budget and individual needs. All the recovery retreats/hotels we use have been carefully selected because of their convenient location, patient-centric services, cleanliness, and beautiful and comfortable facilities. Please visit Where to Stay for more detailed information about the lodging options available to you. 




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
Contact Form

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
Learn about the financing options we offer to foreign patients.


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1st & 2nd Street, 14th & 16th Avenue
POBox 1307-1000 San Jos�, Costa Rica . Tel.: (506) 522-1000 . Fax: (506) 221-0645

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