Guide about Quito Ecuador hospitals, clinics, and emergencies support in Quito, if you seek for medical support we recommend the followin public and private health centers in the city

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Information about hospital, clinics and emergencies health care in Quito Ecuador


In case you have a serious medical need during your stay, be reassured: Quito has a large and well-qualified medical community. We recommend first to check with your embassy for their recommendations and assistance in case you require serious medical care.

IMPORTANT: Be advised that in all hospitals OTHER than Quito's public hospitals, you will be refused treatment if you fail to present a valid credit card, proof of traveler's insurance coverage, or sufficient funds in cash or checks. This applies even for emergency cases.

Quito Private Hospitals

Hospitals (Private) Address Telephone
Metropolitano Av. Mariana de Jesús y Occidental 431520
Militar Queseras del Medio y Av. Occidental


Voz Andes Villalengua 267 y 10 de Agosto 241540
In some emergency circumstances you could be transported to Public Hospitals, these public hospitals provide basic life support and medical treatment for emergencies at no cost, sometimes you must have to buy some special medicines or a single Advil.
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Quito Public Hospitals

Hospitals (Public) Address Telephone
Baca Ortiz (Children's Hosp.) Av. Colón y Av. 6 de Diciembre 2222097
Eugenio Espejo (big and good medicians teams) Av. Gran Colombia near National Congress Building center 2507907/ 2230212
Pablo Arturo Suarez old and small one Angel Ludeña y Machala (San Carlos neighborhood) 2292642/ 2598101
Enrique Garces or Hospital del Sur Chilibulo y Av. Enrique Garces 2660252
Maternidad Isidro Ayora Av. Gran Colombia y Sodiro 2224502
Carlos Andrade Marín 18 de Septiembre y Bogota 2564939
SOLCA (Sociedad De Lucha Contra Cáncer) Av. Eloy Alfaro 2419775
San Juan de Dios Shelter Av. Occidental (El Tejar) 2280542

Quito Clinics

Clinics are quite expensive, so if you need medical attention you will need to present a valid credit card to get assistance or cash. Some of the best clinics in Quito are the following:

Clinics Address Telephone
Americana Adventista Av. 10 de Agosto 3366 2234471
Emergency Clinic (De Emergencias Av. América 2131 2238637
Women's Clinics (Clínica de la Mujer) Av. Amazonas 482 y Gaspar de Villaroel 2458000
El Batán Av. 6 de Diciembre y Tomás de Berlanga 2245500
Internacional Av. América 3520 y Av. Atahualpa 2561924
Nova Clínica Santa Cecilia Veintimilla 1394 y Av. 10 de Agosto 2545000
San Francisco Av. 6 de Diciembre y Colón 2561775
Santa Lucía Av. 6 de Diciembre 117 y Sodiro 2561775
Pichincha Veintimilla E3-30 y Páez 2562408

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Pharmacies in Quito

If you're staying in Quito for some time, you will probably find yourself visiting a pharmacy (Farmacia or Botica). As you will discover, there are thousands of small pharmacies all over the city. In this section some of the best known are listed. At the pharmacies, over-the-counter medications are sold and medical prescriptions filled.

Fybeca's have 24-hour attention and are located in almost every shopping centers as well as in many of the main avenues of the city.

Ways is another pharmacy chain with 24-hour attention and branches in "Los Shirys and Seis de Diciembre", "la Y" and other locations.

A new brand chain with a lot of points of service provides a similar quality of service like Fybeca.

Since there are a myriad of smaller pharmacies and clinics all over the city, you may want to ask your hotel concierge where is the pharmacy or medical service nearest to you located.

Remember, over-the-counter and prescription drugs are often sold under different names; be sure you are getting the drug you need. If you are unclear as to the prescribed amount, have the pharmacist write it down so you can later ask someone to translate it for you. It's also important to remember some medicines available in Ecuador are not permitted as non-prescription medicines in other countries. This is another reason why we recommend contacting a doctor affiliated with your embassy for medical treatment. © 2009 Posicionamiento Web Ecuador
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