Medellin Free City Guide

Medical Treatment

If you’re looking for a doctor in Medellin, you can visit the Emergency Dept. of any of the hospitals (“clinicas”) listed below. These clinicas all operate 24 hours, although services may be limited during the night.

Without local medical insurance, you will be referred to as a “particular” and required to pay for treatment. This may also mean that you get to jump the queue. To be seen by a doctor, you will first be asked to register. Remember to take your passport, and your credit card or enough money, for treatment. You may be asked to pay a deposit in advance. After treatment, you will be given the final bill, where you will need to pay the balance or receive a refund if the treatment was less than expected.

You can expect to pay around 100,000 COP for an average check-up and any special treatment required may be additional.

If you need specialist doctor or physiotherapist etc you should start at the Emergency Dept for an initial check up and they will give you a recommendation to specialist services within their hospital.

The majority of doctors in Colombia speak some English, but, it’s better to check before you pay if you’re worried about potential miscommunication.

Chiropractor in Medellin

Chiropractor services are not very common in Colombia.  However here are a few options.

Nueva Vida Centro Quiropráctico  – based in Manila, Poblado
El Centro Quiropráctico Vita  – also based in Manila, Poblado
Quirovida Centro Quiropráctico – based in Envigado.


Suplimed Medellín
Calle 33 #74E – 114
Mon – Friday: 8:00am – 5:30pm
Saturday: 8:00am – 1:00pm

FLU $32.000 COP
1 dose per year

1 dose with duration of 10 years – with international certification

2 doses

Medical Tourism & Other Services

Many hospitals (including all those in our selection below) have offices that provide advice to international patients looking to receive specialist medical or cosmetic treatment in Colombia.

Toucan Tip: Best Hospitals

If you are staying in Poblado the following are our recommended options:

Clínica Medellin – Located on Avenida Poblado next to the Dann Carlton Hotel this is probably the most convenient option for anyone staying in a Poblado hostel / hotel, although it is kind of dated. The official address is Calle 7 No. 39 – 290, Phone: (+57 4) 311-2800.

Clínica Las Vegas – Busy hospital located on Avenida Las Vegas – most taxis will know where to take you. The official address is Calle 2 Sur No. 46-55, Medellin – Colombia. Phone: (+57 4) 315-9000.

Clínica Rosario (El Tesoro) – This clinic is much smaller but has much better and more modern facilities than two options above. The official address is Carrera 20 # 2 sur – 185, Phone: (+57 4) 326-9100.

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One Comment on “Medical Treatment”

  1. Hi im from curacao and im looking for a medical check up. And after medical check up if everything is good i want to do a gastric sleeve or a bariatic surgery. I want a qoutation of both of them. If you can an estimation is good

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