Buenos Aires Healthcare

Buenos Aires Health careThe healthcare in Buenos Aires is far better than you might expect. It’s certianly not expensive compared to the US and it’s a much faster service. I have been to see several doctors and a few dentists since living here and was very worried about it because of my limited Spanish. But it all worked out far better than I had planned.

As for seeing a doctor in Buenos Aires, for an English speaker, you have a few choices. You can go to www.hospitalbritanico.org. This is the English speaking hosptial but of course they speak Spanish and a few other languages also. But for a person just passing through Buenos Aires with a serious problem, or if you have money for the best care, this is where you would go.

However for those on a budget, like myself, there is another option. The Swiss Medical Group is like a clinic hospital and can be found in many different neighborhoods. They speak a little English at the reception and there is always one doctor who can speak a little English. Thank god for that.

I have to be honest, the 2 times I have needed to see a doctor quick, I have gone to the Swiss Medical Group and was amazed at the quality of the care, the speed in which it was completed and the price. It blew American low cost Health care out of the water. Both times I have gone I ended up paying a little over 150 pesos plus medicine which was dirt cheap. I was in and out on 2 hours. You won’t believe me until you go yourself.

The location I went to was on Puerrydon and Las Heras. But check the website for locations. Swiss Medical Group

In case your wondering, you do not need to have health insurance to go there. It would only save you on the medicine anway.

Dentists. Now this can be scary. If you have a dental emergency and don’t speak Spanish and don’t know the city, it’s a daunting situation. One that plauged me for at least a month.I will make the long story short and say that I did indeed find a great dentist, and one that spoke great English. He yanked 2 of my teeth and charged me 800 pesos. $230USD.
I learned why he spoke such good English. There is a huge industry in Buenos Aires of people from the US coming to Argentina for dental care. Why? Well cause the cost of the plane ticket, plus the care itself, plus a hotel, is still cheaper than the US. Can you believe that? It exsists for oporations like implants.

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5 Responses to “Buenos Aires Healthcare”

  1. 1 Deb February 5, 2007 at 5:51 am


    I am after a dentist to have my teeth bleached

    Thanks for any advice

  2. 2 Julia March 17, 2008 at 4:49 pm

    I had a cleaning and bleaching done for pretty cheap when I was in BA last month… the bleaching was about 600 pesos (200 dollars) i think. The dentists spoke great English, and were a brother and sister team! They were super friendly and I actually had a good time at the dentist. (Weird, I know.) Their names are Drs. Gustavo and Marisol Telo and they’re located on Uruguay street close to the Obelisco. Here’s their website…

    Hope that helps!

  3. 3 Peter March 12, 2009 at 10:36 pm

    Hi, I lived in Buenos Aires for 3 month and my dentist was Dra. Rubí Casares (I had a couple of emergencies staying there). She speaks excellent english and the place where she works is pure luxury! Go here: http://www.dentalsquare.com.ar . The phone number is 57780256. She’s in Palermo. Good luck!

  4. 4 Rebecca October 7, 2009 at 1:42 am


    I travelled to Buenos Aires about 2 months ago to have two implants done. A friend of mine had recommended to go to Dr Pelcman’s office. He has done a great job with my teeth, apart from being very kind, and speaking excellent english. I’m sure he might do bleaching treatments as well. His web page is http://www.dentalesimplantes.com.ar, and his phone number is (+54) 11 4821 9070, in Palermo.

    Good luck with that!

  5. 5 shirley June 22, 2010 at 10:51 pm

    After visiting Dr. Gustavo Telo, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, I now need corrective treatment with two doctors here in USA. Dr. Gustavo Telo, placed 4 out of 5 implants incorrectly. To start he drilled one implant (#29) four to five millimeters into the crest of my jawbone. He just didn’t know when to stop. In addition another implant (#10) was too narrow to allow for a properly fitting crown and for good gingival health.

    After this horrific experience, I would recommend going to a dentist that if something were to happen, that the damages would be corrected i.e., malpractice. This is not the case in Argentina, thus if anyone is considering a dentist one must consider all options and risks. In addition dental implants have now become affordable in first world countries, so that if any mistakes are made you have the right to take them to court. From the CAT scan tech to my two dentists, they were shocked and called Dr. Telo’s work “bad dentistry”. I am sure he is fine with cleaning teeth or fixing a cavity, however my mistake is that I heard such nice things about Dr. Telo. However, he is truly inexperienced in Dental Implants as I am now paying for out of pocket for his mess and an additional two years seeing two USA specialist to restore my mouth prior to Dr. Telo’s butchery.

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