Bryan recently needed some allergy testing, and routine medical procedures, we were referred to a specialist at the Mount Sinai Hospital in Cuenca.
The Mount Sinai Hospital is very modern, bright and clean. There are two large complexes, the main one faces Avenida Solano, a main avenue in Cuenca, and the other directly across from it is on a smaller side street (Miguel Cordero). Parking is not a problem because there is a paid parking lot right next to the complex on the side street.
Our family doctor referred us and set up the initial appointment, so for the first visit we had a scheduled appointment, date and time . . . but for subsequent visits we were simply told which days the doctor was available. We were then free to choose the day and time we found most convenient, when we arrived we took a seat in the waiting room and awaited our place in the order of arrival. The wait was not long. The specialist was very professional, and spoke fluent English which was a great bonus for us.
We were very happy with the experience, and we’ve been told by many that this hospital is the best in Cuenca. We have heard that it’s also the most expensive, as is the large pharmacy in the down stairs entrance of the main complex. The complex across the street also has a pharmacy, and we were surprised to find a significant difference in the price of the medication we needed when we checked into it.
The appointments cost about $20 per visit, which was on par with appointments I had in a different clinic with a specialist in a different field. Cost may depend on the type of procedure required, but we are not really sure, we haven’t had many problems requiring medical care since we’ve been here.
Here are some pictures of the complex so you can get an idea of what it’s like. Overall we were very happy with the care we received, it was the same or better than similar healthcare procedures in Canada. The equipment was very modern, the staff and doctors were very caring and thorough.