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Two new public clinics in Heredia inaugurated

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Published on Monday, July 17, 2023
By the A.M. Costa Rica staff

The public clinic, known as Ebais, opened two new locations in Heredia.

One opened in Puerto Viejo District, in Sarapiqui Canton, Heredia Province.

According to Social Security, the first clinic is located in the Guaria community, providing medical services from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. to attend to about 3.5 thousand people who are assigned to that area.

The second Ebais is located in the Pueblo Nuevo community, also attending from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., where about 4.2 thousand people will get medical attention.

The medical services available are general medical care, nursing, pharmacy, dentistry and X-rays among others.

Recently, Social Security declared an emergency on the long waiting lists for patients making appointments with a specialist.  The wait time has them waiting for weeks or months to receive medical attention.

Social Security has launched a series of non-emergency medical service campaigns to reduce waiting times for medical appointments.  Recently, the Anexion Hospital, located in Guanacaste, held a massive medical services campaign where they attended at least 1,200 patients already assigned to that hospital.


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