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By Working Gringos

Thanks to a local expatriate, a new bilingual service has been added to the Cruz Roja emergency and ambulance service available in Merida. Find out more…


By Working Gringos

As the capital of Yucatan, Merida is home to many good hospitals. There are also more low-cost choices, as well as state-run facilities that are open to residents. Here’s a list of Merida hospitals that will help you make informed choices…

By Byron D. Augustin

Healthcare in the Yucatan has taken another giant step forward with a brand new 60-bed hospital in Valladolid. Residents and travelers alike can take advantage of this healthcare facility in the center of the Peninsula, close to Chichen Itza…

By Dr. Steven Fry

A local expert shares information about how to care for food and keep your kitchen and hands clean while living in the tropics in order to avoid food poisoning and other unpleasant experiences…


By Working Gringos

Every local expatriate we know loves their local Merida dentist. Here is an updated account of dentistry in Merida, some clues as to why it is so good, what to expect from a dentist here, and the curious connection between dentistry and traditional Yucatecan clothing…

By Working Gringos

A Merida expatriate recently found herself needing elective surgery that would have cost a lot more in the United States. After visiting doctors in the USA, she decided to investigate her options with the doctors and hospitals in the Yucatan…

By Working Gringos

Thinking of coming to Merida for medical care? Here’s a recent first hand account of the difference between care given in a major US city and the care received in Merida, Mexico…


By Dr. Steven Fry

Over eight years, we’ve known a few people who have contracted and survived dengue. We are not suggesting you dwell on the subject, but knowing what it is, how it spreads and how to prevent it is a very good idea if you live here…

By Working Gringos

Giving blood is something you do to pay it forward… someday you may be counting on someone else’s thoughtful donation. Here are the requirements for giving blood in Merida, and an urgent request for blood donors for a fellow expat…

By Working Gringos

This Saturday, Merida English Library plays host to what we hope will be the First Annual Alternative Healthcare Fair in Merida, bringing together over 20 alternative healthcare practitioners from around the city…


By Working Gringos

A local expat tells us the story of searching for nursing home in Merida to care for his wife, who is suffering from the onset of dementia. Read also about a group of local expats taking the whole issue of retirement homes into their own hands…

By Working Gringos

We don’t like to think about it, but the truth is we’re going to die. And some of us might die far from home. Read ‘The Final Adios’, prepared by local expats, to be sure that you are prepared…

By Working Gringos

When you are in a panic, but you don’t know the language, finding the information you need can be a problem. Yucatan Living has a solution…