Health Centre “Centro de Salud”

This is a social services health clinic offering free treatment, specifically aimed at the very poor who cannot afford to pay.  Tourists and visitors may also be treated here, if you are unable to get to a Doctor or hospital in an emergency, but please do not unnecessarily burden this very over stretched and under resourced facility.

The Centro de Salud is located on the southbound lateral just before the pedestrian over bridge.  The Doctors here are in their final year of training and have to give their time for free or almost free.  There is someone in attendance 24/7.

Tetanus Shot: You get this here, not from the town doctors, as the vaccine is under Government control.  No appointment necessary.  Return one month later to get the booster shot and then this will be valid for 5 years.

Please help them and show your appreciation by donating supplies when you get the chance.  Please do not donate money.  This is their list of requested supplies, it’s very basic and it’s very easy to source.  Choose what you want and you can point to the Spanish at your shop of choice.  Any of the SIMILARES shops (2 in Bucerias, central North and South laterals) sell pharmaceutical items far cheaper than the regular pharmacies:

MEDICAL SUPPLIES:

Gasas chicas y grandes                                     … Gauze, large and small pads
Sutura de Nylon: 3-0, 4-0                                … Sutures, nylon, grade 3-0 and 4-0
Isodine                                                                 … Iodine
Vendas                                                                 … Bandages
Vendas elasticas: 5cm, 10 cm, 15 cm            … Elastic bandages, different sizes
Tela adhesiva de 3 y 5 cms                              … Adhesive plasters
Micropore de 3 y 5 cms                                    …Transparent plasters
Hojas de Bistrui chicas                                  … Small surgical blades
Jeringas con aquja verde de 3, 5 y 10 ml  … Syringes, different sizes
Guantes esteriles                                               … Sterile gloves (sizes medium (mediano) and small (chico)
Jabon quirurgico                                              … Surgical soap
Solucion de Cloruro de Sodio al 0.09%    … Sodium solution
Xylocaina solucion inyectable al 1 y 2%    … Local anaesthetic solution
Agua inyectable de 5 ml                               … Water for transfusion

Equipos para nebulizaciones                     …  Nebulisers
Panuelos desechables                                 … Disposable diapers

CLEANING MATERIALS:

Cloro                                     … Clorox bleach
Jabon liquido                      … Liquid soap (hands)
jabon de barra                     … Soap bars
Jabon de polvo                    … Detergent powder
Pinol                                      … Brand name disinfectant floor cleaner

Jergas                                     … Cloths
Trapeadores                         …  Mops
Escobas                                 …  Brooms
Recogedor                             … Dustpan
Cubetas                                  … Buckets
Rollos de papel sanitario  … Toilet paper
Limpia vidrios                    … Window/glass cleaner

This information correct as at 10 september 2013.  If you encounter differently, please: Contact Us
Disclaimer: This information is not meant as legal advice. It is for educational and informational purposes only. Government policies vary between States and offices, and Mexican Government officials have broad discretion in how they individually enforce policies, so, your personal experiences may vary. See a professional for advice on important issues.