If your illness is URGENT, get yourself to Clínica Tec 100, the hospital formerly known as Hospital De La Fe, located on Salida a Dolores, (aka the Libremiento) headed toward Dolores. Any taxi driver will know where it is.
They are open 24/7, have many doctors on staff who speak English, and it's likely that you will be seen immediately. I've been there twice for emergencies and we were ushered into a treatment room as soon as we arrived.
I've heard many good things about the emergency care at de la Fe and was very pleased with the care my family received as well.
There are other hospitals in town, but if you are new to San Miguel, Clínica Tec is your best option. You can check out their website at http:// hospitaltec100.com/ sanmiguel/
If your medical need is not so urgent, ask around for a good doctor or dentist and call to make an appointment. (For help finding recommendations, see the Civil List on page 15 in the "Information" section of this Guide.) Sometimes you will be referred to a specialist in Celaya or Queretaro, but there are also many fine physicians here in San Miguel.
If you prefer more natural oriented doctors and practitioners, you've come to the right town. San Miguel is chock-full of naturopaths, homeopathic doctors, chiropractors, osteopaths, massage therapists, nutritionists, herbalogists, etc. Again, the Civil List is your best bet for local recommendations.
Besides the huge savings you will enjoy on your medical care, another advantage of living here in Mexico is that you don't need a doctor's order to get a lab test. So, for example, if you suspect that you have parasites (more common than you might imagine),you can simply go to one of the medical labs in town and ask them for a test.
|The hospital located on the main highway!||Clínica Tec 100||(CLEAN ee kah TEK CIEN)|
|hospital||hospital||(ohs pee TAL)|
|the (main) highway||el libramiento||(el lee brah MIEN toh)|
|emergency||urgencia||(ur HEN see ah)|