Both of our insurance companies provide policyholders with the ability to choose freely from the many physicians in your area. The direct-pay hospitals associated with each insurance company welcome all licensed doctors to utilize their facilities.
We encourage our members to research their local medical community to find their “right fit”. The Mexican medical community is rapidly evolving with an influx of new doctors, specialists, clinics and concepts.
During our start-up In 2013 we were offered small discounts to some local physicians and clinics. These discounts were misinterpreted by some as an endorsement on the apart of our organization to only use those services exclusively. Consequently, to resolve any perceived conflict of interest, we no longer offer discounts to any particular physician or medical clinic. Additionally, the majority of our members are either U.S. or Canadian expats who are enjoying an extremely generous exchange rate, making health care even more affordable here in Mexico. The small discounts quickly became inconsequential and were not utilized by our members.
Due to the shrinking peso, Chopo/Care has discontinued their discount program.
We have partnered now with Dilabim Clinical Laboratories . Their discount program is beneficial to all our members and often results in substantial medical savings on certain tests required to diagnose and pinpoint certain illnesses, that may or may not be covered by insurance Our members are the direct recipient of this cost-saving benefit.
We are also pleased to welcome a few more local medical-related service providers to our network: Dilabim Clinical Laboratories, Imagenologia, a Diagnostic testing lab, and Dental Express, Dr. Sam Thelin (General Practitioner) and Chapala Medical Supply Co. Please see info below regarding these services. Not all offer discounts, because their rates are already quite affordable.
1. DILABIM CLINICAL LABORATORIES
Located in the Interlago Plaza on the Libramiento (Bypass) in Ajijic, is also a full-service lab. For 2017 they are offering their 35 Study Blood Panel testing for only $750 pesos. This is an exceptional value. On all other testing you might require, Dilabim is offering our members a 15 or 20% discount. You must present your Membership key tag to take advantage of this discount offer.
Carretera Libramiento, Plaza Interlago
Chapala Ajijic #132 int. 20
Phone: (01) 376-766-238
Mon – Fri . 8 AM – 4 PM
Sat 8 AM – 2 PM
2. Imagenologia, Diagnostic Testing Specialists
As of this December, 2016, Imagenologia is located in Plaza Interlago also.
With brand new equipment, they now offer x-rays, Mammograms, Electrocardiograms, and many other diagnostic services we previously had to travel to Guadalajara to receive.
For more information we invite you to visit their office at:
Libramiento Chapala Ajijic #132 int. 11
Alejandro and Claudia staff the office and Claudia speaks english. In order to redeem your 20% discount coupon, you will have to print this page and take it, along with your membership key tag, to their office for your appointment. First, I recommend asking if they are still accepting these 20% coupons since there are no expiration dates on the coupon!
4. DENTAL EXPRESS. They are the ONLY dental clinic in our area with their lab on premises. They do not have to depend on Guadalajara for their lab work! This provides you with faster and more efficient services.
Their discount to Boomer Members is a full exam, dental cleaning and 360 head x-ray for a mere $450 pesos. Their normal price for this service is $570 pesos. Dental Express is located in West Ajijic on the Careterra:
Carr, Pte, #368, Rancho Del Oro
Kimberly Alvarez is the Receptionist and she speaks excellent english!
Again, to receive your discount you will have to show your Membership Key Tag before service is provided.
5. Dr. Sam Thelin – General Practitioner (Chapala)
Dr. Sam is a General Practitioner with an office in Chapala. He is American and, consequently is most helpful in assisting expats assimilate into the Mexican Medical culture. His rates are extremely affordable and his website is quite user-friendly enabling his patients to readily book an appointment.
We recommend everyone establish a relationship with a G.P. here in Mexico BEFORE you have a medical event.
Here is the contact information for Dr. Sam. If you currently do not have a G.P., we strongly urge you to “check him out.”
Dr. Samuel D. Thelin
Address: Josefa Ortiz de Dominguez #3
Col. El Refugio, Chapala, Jalisco
Map : Map showing Dr. Sam’s office location
Dr. Sam has also established the requisite Medical Directive in conjunction with Notary No. 5. Living Wills are not recognized here in Mexico. Alternatively, here in Mexico you will complete an “Authorization to Make Medical Decisions”. For this Directive to be recognized in Mexico, it has to be registered with the State of Jalisco through a Notary. Dr. Sam works with Notary No. 5 in creating this document. It is essential to have this document recorded properly if you, as an expat, wish to be cremated instead of buried in the local cemetary.
If you require the above Form, just send me an email and I will provide you the Authorization to Make Medical Decisions Form, completion instructions as well as the contact info for Notary #5. Notary No. 5’s current cost to file the form with the State of Jalisco is $1,500 pesos. Everyone must have their own individual Authorization Form.
6. Chapala Medical Supply and Home Health Care Company
Chapala Medical Supply is more than just medical supplies. They also offer home health care services. With Chapala Medical Supply as your home health care services provider, you will receive personalized service built around your needs. Their dedicated professionals answer all your questions, and address any concerns you have. You can call them at any time to learn about our in-home health care services.
Telephone: 331-295-3857 or 331-872-7596
We anticipate 2018 to be a year of growth and will keep you advised of other Medical Service Providers we work with in the Chapala area.
OTHER BENEFITS YOU MAY FIND USEFUL:
If you are age 60 or over, there are two ID cards that will provide you with numerous discounts.
If you require information regarding short-term insurance in Mexico or elsewhere in the world, please do not hesitate to contact us.