We know how difficult it can be when your beloved kids get sick during your vacation to Playa del Carmen, Riviera Maya and even tougher when you are on another country, Mexico, specially when everything is on another language.
That’s why Playakids write for you this helpful hints guide that can ease your mind when you get stressed out and do not know what to do when you get a sick kid or an emergency while on vacation to Playa del Carmen, Riviera Maya, Mexico.
Often hotels have doctors on site however they will be pricy for sure, if you want to visit other options simply search for some other reputable doctors in the area, we wrote a post with pediatricians information on our past post (just click here to be redirected). however if you want to see a doctors guide you can consult it for free on the following link Playa del Carmen medical guide. (Be sure to have flash player activated in order for the digital Playa del Carmen doctor guide to work)
“Whatever you choose always remember health is first.”
Helpful hints when your kid is sick and you are travelling in Mexico.
1.- First identify the symptoms and try to make a list with the words in spanish in case you have nobody travelling with you who speaks the language of the country you are visiting .
2.- In several cases is mostly recommended to know wether is a virus or a bacteria, since the treatment is different.
3.- Do not give any medication without a previous doctor advise. Parents usually give the kids medicines that think they are not harmful or can help your kid feel better, but wait a minute ask yourself…Am I doctor? If the answer is no please do not do it.
4.- In case you got medical insurance and you are planning to get reimbursement when you return, we recommend you to ask for an invoice ‘factura’ at all times for all medical services, they will ask you for your RFC, which is your federal taxpayer registration, since you are only a tourist you can provide a generic one for foreigner like this XEXX010101000 and make sure to write down in a piece of paper the following info that wil be required to you in order to make your invoice: Name, address,email and the RFC XEXX010101000, make sure to ask the person that you will require factura before paying the bill and be sure they issue it or get their name and phone number in case they do not send it immediately.
5.- When you have a sick kid, remember the best thing to do is to take it easy, kids need to rest in order to get well, this will help them to recover faster. This often means, missing out the fun part of the trip or that you will need to hire someone else to care for your beloved one.
6.- If you need to do some Medical analysis for your kid while in Mexico like a pharyngeal exudate, organ ultrasound or any other, they have many analysis that you can consult on their website, their prices may vary as sometimes they have discounts this is an unexpensive place that most mexicans use for their analysis, click the link to be redirected and loof for the closest office to your location Dr. Simi Analisis Clinicos
7.- For your reference you can easily calculate your kids BMI, Body Mass Index with this simple calculator ,with different metric systems. Remember in Mexico we use meters for height and kg for weight.
8.- If any medical emergencies occurs while visiting Playa del Carmen Mexico they are often taken care by the SESA, which is the Public General Hospital in Playa del Carmen, located on the following address Av Constituyentes S/N, Ejido, 77710 Playa del Carmen, Q.R.
Feel free to contact Playakids for any assistance for your kids, if you need our help to care for your kids or you can simply hire us for a couple of hours to take you around town to visit the doctor, help you with the language barrier, confirm your doctors appointment, help you buy medicines or any other assistance you may need.
Contact Carla a local expert in Playa del Carmen.