Cabo Travel Warning: Look out for Medical Scams at "One World by St Luke's" hospital in Cabo San Lucas
The US State Department has issued a travel warning for tourists planning to go to the Cabo region (Baja California Mexico).
Look out for potentially life threatening medical scams bordering on extortion at "One World by St Luke's" in Cabo San Lucas, Baja Mexico. We have been researching hospitals in the area and we want to warn travelers that this particular medical facility seems to have a very serious problem.
Several forum threads have identified this hospital as a source for scams, and if you want to read about other traveler's experiences you can see them here:
Horrific Cabo Trip
In another thread, a Taxi Driver takes an injured man to St. Luke's who is extorted before being allowed to leave. The man died from his injuries the following day.
If you have an emergency in Cabo, DO YOUR RESEARCH and make sure you don't get scammed. Many times the taxi drivers and hotels will have a quid-pro-quo with hospitals or private clinics to get injured tourists.
Here is another great thread about travel insurance (a great investment for peace of mind while you travel) it's an affordable way to make sure that if the worst possible scenario occurs, you will have some recourse.
We will be doing interviews and checking out the situation with local hospitals and clinics as we explore the area and we will report back.
The US State Department has given a list of other hospitals to be wary of, as well as a list of "approved" hospitals for tourists to visit if they need emergency medical care. Be sure to favorite this page and stay safe!
"On April 19, 2016, Mexican federal authorities ordered the following hospitals to suspend operations and to cease admitting new patients, following repeated reports of predatory business practices and billing:
1.- Cabo Medical Integral, S de RL de C. V y/o One World Hospital
2.- Hospital Amerimed San Jose del Cabo S. A de C. V (Cabo San Lucas)
3.- St. Josephs, S de R. L de C.y/o Saint Luke’s Medical Center
4.- Hospital Amerimed San Jose del Cabo S. A de C. V (San José del Cabo)"
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