Having a baby in Argentina

Celia

Veteran
Hospital Aleman are very disorganised. I booked an appt with a knee specialist. When I turned up, they couldn't find the appt (the operator had confirmed the exact cost when I booked, $139, so I knew the mistake wasn't mine). I had to see the duty doctor instead....
I avoid this hospital because they never answer the phone, it's badly signposted and overcrowded, hard to find any department there.
Can you change hospital or is this the only plan available for you?
 

satoko

Newcomer
I have checked with some other insurance companies but they don't have plan for pregnant woman. It seemed that Hospital Aleman is good enough, as I have read many comments about them, so I haven't looked other plans since I found Hospital Aleman.

Maybe I should check some other hospitals as well, but it'll be difficult for pregnant woman to get an insurance ;(
 

Celia

Veteran
Hmm, why don't you just call the switchboard, ask for "ecografias obstetricas" and make the ultrasound appt yourself (I've always had to do this)....do you need to wait for the secretary to do it? Sounds strange.
 

nikad

Registered
Celia said:
Hmm, why don't you just call the switchboard, ask for "ecografias obstetricas" and make the ultrasound appt yourself (I've always had to do this)....do you need to wait for the secretary to do it? Sounds strange.
She might not know that Mon and Tues are national holidays, normal activities resume on Wed...
 

satoko

Newcomer
the ultrasound test is for the insurance application, so I am not sure i just book by myself and pay 100% then if the insurance people would take it or not. That's why i am waiting for the lady to arrange for me.

yeah, it's long holiday...gotta wait till wed anyway
 

Celia

Veteran
Well you could try booking it, then calling her and telling her you've booked it and if she's not happy with that you can always cancel it but it might spur her into action...
 

PSK

Registered
Hola everybody.

A good news for stephaniefelix ;)

I am just back from Hospital Aleman. They have plan for pregnant woman! I have contacted some insurance companies but none of them accept pregnant woman.

I think what Hospital Aleman offer is good enough for me and you. You pay monthly fee as you do with other insurance company + you pay delivery cost. Then you are covered for everything related to delivery, other illness including dentist.

Here is what I will pay (I am 29 years old + 7 months pregnant).

- delivery cost 6,858 pesos
- monthly fee 814 (every month, woman between 26-44)
- admission fee 407 pesos (only at the first month)

You will be covered, and also your partner can stay in the same room for 3 days when you give birth, he gets food, bed and so on.

If you go to see any other doctor who is not covered with Aleman insurance, you get covered only 100 pesos each time.

something like this.

It sounds ok for me, I will sign up this one. I just went for their laboratorio for checkup, if everything ok with the result, I will sign up and get covered.


Hello Satoko,

Just about 7-8 years behind you ;),......but sailing in the same boat now. I'm 5 months pregnant and will be arriving in BA when I will be 7 months and no insurance. Please can you guide me if you happen to see this post.

Thanks a ton.
 

Newbe

Registered
Hi everyone,
I am planning on having my baby in Argentina although I am not pregnant at the moment.
Pls I need advice as to what I need to do, what hospitals are good and speak English and other general information I need.
Thank you.
 
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