Medical Assistance

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 is not authorized to provide a physician or medical facilities to treat the general public.  However, for your convenience, the Embassy provides a list of medical resources (PDF 287 KB) located in Peru.

Acceptable medical and dental care is available in Lima but varies in other areas, especially in rural zones.  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 valid 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 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.