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Medical Assistance
May 1, 2022

Please note: The Department of State assumes no responsibility or liability for the professional ability or reputation of, or the quality of services provided by, the entities or individuals whose names appear on the following lists.  Inclusion on this list is in no way an endorsement by the Department or the U.S. government.  Names are listed alphabetically, and the order in which they appear has no other significance.  The information on the list is provided directly by the local service providers; the Department is not in a position to vouch for such information.

The Embassy cannot provide a physician or medical facilities to treat private U.S. citizens.  However, for your convenience, the Embassy provides a list of medical resources in Lima (PDF 203 KB) and in Cusco (PDF 127 KB).

Acceptable medical and dental care is available in Lima but varies in other areas, especially in rural areas.  Physicians, dentists, clinics and hospitals usually expect immediate cash deposits to perform health services.  Medical facilities in Peru require you to pay before being released.  U.S. medical insurance is not always accepted outside the United States.  The Medicaid-Medicare program does not provide payment for services outside the United States.  In some cases, medical insurance with specific overseas and medical evacuation coverage has proved useful.  Travelers are strongly encouraged to verify their medical insurance’s international coverage before travel and purchase travel insurance in case of an emergency.

For information on health risks, travelers can review the Centers for Disease Control’s website for travelers.

Learn about conditions at your destination that could affect your health and about the importance of medical insurance while traveling.


Peru does not require any immunizations for entry, although it recommends vaccination against yellow fever.  Please visit the CDC website for a complete list of recommended vaccinations.

The United States Government does not plan to provide COVID-19 vaccinations to private U.S. citizens overseas.  Please follow host country developments and guidelines for COVID-19 vaccination or weigh the risks and benefits of returning to your home state in the U.S. to seek vaccination.  For more information including vaccination programs offered by your state’s Department of Health, please see https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/index.html.