December was a busy month medically, but January slowed down quite a bit. In early January, we paid our monthly Caja premium. We always go to the Social Security office to pay it. I could pay it anywhere, even online, but old habits are hard to break, so I just go to the office between the 1st and the 8th every month to pay.
Early on, Gloria and I made a concerted effort to use the doctors and dentists of San Ramon since this is where we live. However, we would not hesitate to get a second opinion from a private doctor or go to one of the private hospitals in San Jose for tests or to see a specialist, if necessary. But our first course of action is our local EBAIS (local clinic).
Here’s a summary of our healthcare related experiences in January:
- Healthcare in Costa Rica—Our Recent Experiences
- The EBAIS – Where Healthcare Starts
- Paul’s Monthly Tip to Live for Less in Costa Rica: Visiting the Dentist
- How to End Kidney Stones Naturally – Chanca Piedra