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.
All travelers should familiarize themselves with conditions at their destination that could affect their health (types of medical facilities, required immunizations, availability of required pharmaceuticals, etc.). The key resource for health information is the Travelers’ Health page of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) website at http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/.
Information about infectious diseases abroad may be found on the website of the World Health Organization at http://www.who.int/en/, and further health information for travelers is available at http://www.who.int/ith/. For more information about pandemic influenza, including avian flu, see http://www.pandemicflu.gov.
- Nicaragua: Health Information & Vaccines Read what the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has to say about health issues in Nicaragua.
Hospitals and Doctors in Nicaragua Find a list of hospitals and physicians in Nicaragua. Note that payment of hospital and all expenses is the responsibility of the traveler and that the U.S. Embassy does not have funds to pay for medical care.
Air Ambulance/Medevac: See below for a list of available options.
DNA Parentage Testing. DNA parentage testing may be necessary to establish paternity in certain citizenship and immigration cases. Read specific instructions on getting these tests.
List of Local Medical Facilities and Resources
The U.S. Embassy in Managua, Nicaragua assumes no responsibility or liability for the professional ability or reputation of, or the quality of services provided by, the medical professionals, medical facilities or air ambulance services whose names appear on the following lists. Names are listed alphabetically, and the order in which they appear has no other significance. Professional credentials and areas of expertise are provided directly by the medical professional, medical facility or air ambulance service.
The list is not meant to be exhaustive or definitive nor does it represent either a guarantee of competence or endorsement by the Department of State or the U.S. Embassy. Retention on this list depends upon a combination of factors including availability, training, and positive assistance in previous consultations, etc. Patient input, both positive and negative, regarding experience with local health care providers, is always welcomed as it provides additional information to assist the U.S. Embassy in making decisions about expanding or contracting the list.
Local Hospitals (Managua)
- Baptist Hospital
Phone: 2264-9020 ext. 94005 / Email: email@example.com
Address: Barrio Largaespada, 24 hours daily
- Military Hospital
Phone: 1801-1000, 2298-1035, for english speakers 8851-1097
Address: Next to Tiscapa Lagoon, 24 hours daily
- Hospital Metropolitano Vivian Pellas
Phone: 2255-6900 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Address: Masaya Highway – Km 9.75, 250 meters West
- Salud Integral
Phone: 2251-2030 / email@example.com
Address: Montoya statue, 1 block North, 1 block West
- Hospital SERMESA Bolonia
Address: 9th Avenue, SE, Bolonia
- Monte España
Phone: 2278-3920 / rrhh@hospitalmontespana
Address: Enitel, Villa Fontana 150 meters North
- Hospital Lenin Fonseca
Address: Las Brisas Highway in front of Inide
- Hospital Manolo Morales
Address: Roberto Huembes Market 1 block West on Pista de la Solidaridad
- Hospital Aleman Nicaraguense
Phone: 2249-7526, 2248-2248, 2249-0611
Address: Col. Xolotlan Siemens 3 blocks South
- Hospital La Mascota
Address: Barrio Ariel Darce 3 blocks South
- Hospital Berta Calderon
Address: C.C. Zumen 1 block West
- Hospital Velez Paiz
Address: Barrio Tierra Prometida
- Hospital Gaspar Garcia Laviana — Rivas
Address: Tola Highway – km 111
- Hospital España — Chinandega
- Phone: 2341-4749
Address: From La Retirada entrance 2.5 blocks East
- Hospital Luis Felipe Moncada – San Carlos, Rio San Juan
Address: One block West, Rio San Juan Stadium
- Hospital Oscar Danilo Rosales — Leon
Address: 1 block South Cathedral Church, Barrio el Rosario
- Hospital Regional San Juan de Dios — Esteli
Address: Panamerican Highway km 147
- Hospital Amistad Japon — Granada
Address: Granada Highway km 4.5
- Hospital Juan Brenes – Madriz, Somoto
Address: Next to the Red Cross, Barrio Juan Carlos Espinoza
- Hospital Alfonso Moncada Guillen — Ocotal, Nueva Segovia
Address: Bosawas street, Ocotal
- Hospital Asuncion – Juigalpa, Chontales
Phone: 2512-2833, 2512-2332
Address: Nic-7 Juigalpa
- Hospital Ernesto Sequeira — Bluefields, RAAS
Address: Barrio San Pedro
- Hospital Nuevo Amanecer – Bilwi, RAAN
Address: Barrio Nueva Jerusalén
- Hospital Humberto Alvarado — Masaya
Address: Municipal Market 2.5 blocks East
- Hospital Regional Santiago — Jinotepe, Carazo
Address: Juan Jose Rodriguez High School, 2 blocks West
- Hospital Cesar Amador – Matagalpa
Address: Guanuca traffic light, San Ramon road
- Hospital Victoria Motta — Jinotega
Address: UNO Gas Station 2 blocks South, Barrio 20 de Mayo
- Baptist Hospital Lab.
Address: Hospital Bautista: 8:00 am-7:00 pm, M-F Emergencies: 24 hours daily
- BIOLANALISIS-Carretera Masaya
Office: 2277-104, 2278-6350
Lab: 7:00 am-4:00 pm, M-F; 7:00-11:00 am, Sat.
Next to Hyundai
Lab: 7:00 am-4:00 pm, M-F; 7:00-11:00 am, Sat.
Address: Main street Linda Vista, across from Texaco
- Instituto de Radiologia Dr. Roberto Calderón
Instituto: 8:00 am-12:00 noon, 2:00-4:00 pm, M-F
Address: From El Gueguense circle 1 block east
- Rayos X Hospital
Office Phone: 2-249-7070
Clinica: 24 hours daily
- List of Doctors (PDF 349 KB)
The U.S. Embassy in Managua, Nicaragua 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 State 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 service providers; the Department is not in a position to vouch for such information. The Embassy cannot arrange or pay for these commercial air ambulance services; please contact these private companies directly for additional information.
Air ambulance companies are urged to contact the Nicaraguan Civil Aeronautic Institution (INAC) for COVID-19 related landing permit requirements, including current COVID-19 test requirements for flight crews: http://www.inac.gob.ni/
The following private companies offer medical evacuations for COVID-19 related emergencies:
Air Ambulance 1
Headquarter: 10830 Craighead Dr., Houston, TX 77025
US Phone: 1 (800) 424-9000
International Phone: +1 (832) 900-9000
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Web address: www.airambulance1.com
Point of Contact: Inez Dijkstra, Commercial Manager
Phone: +52 33 3629 8700
Additional Notes: Available for charter flight services and medical repatriation.
Global Air Ambulance
Jet Rescue Worldwide Critical Care Air Ambulance
Boca Raton, FL
REVA-AIR AMBULANCE PROFESSIONALS
Fort Lauderdale, FL
The remaining companies offer medevacs for emergencies unrelated to COVID-19:
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Centro Comercial “Güeguense” Modulo N5
Frente al Supermercado La Colonia Plaza España
(505) 2298-3131, 305-600-3911
AIR AMBULANCE WORLDWIDE
You should know that DNA testing can be expensive. All expenses associated with DNA testing are the responsibility of the individuals tested. For this reason DNA testing is suggested only when no other options appear to be available. While we cannot require you to undergo this testing, we may not be able to continue processing your case without it.
In citizenship cases, most laws require a blood relationship regardless of marital status to confer U.S. citizenship. Therefore, though the offspring of a valid marriage are generally presumed to be the issue of the married parties, in cases where there are doubts, testing may be required. The law puts the burden of proof upon the applicant to establish a claim to U.S. citizenship.
The Department of State requires that DNA testing for visa and citizenship purposes be done by a laboratory accredited by the American Association of Blood Banks. The Department has also determined that the DNA testing performed must utilize specific scientific methods.
Genetic testing involves coordination between an accredited laboratory in the United States and a Post Panel Physician. Please click here for a general description of the step-by-step process for DNA testing (DOC 55 KB).
In making the choice to pursue this testing, please remember that we cannot guarantee that the tests will produce a favorable result that would allow us to issue a citizenship document.
For more information on DNA parentage testing, click here.
The following physicians are authorized by the U.S. Embassy to process DNA Parentage and other medical tests required for some Immigrant Visa and American Citizens Services.
Dr. Rolando Esparza
De la Vicky 2 cuadras al lago ½ cuadra arriba Casa # 109
Tel: 2-277-0209 or 2-277-0180
Hours: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM, Monday through Friday
8:00 AM – 12:00 noon Saturday
Dr. Gilberto Martinez
Clinica Plaza España, de la rotonda El Guegüense 1 ½ cuadra al oeste.
Tel: 2-266-7284 or 2-266-7447
Hours: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday
Dr. Matilde Reyes
Hospital Metropolitano Vivian Pellas
Km 9½ Carretera a Masaya 250 metros al Oeste, Managua
Phone: 2-255-6900 Ext. 4310 y 4300
Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Monday and Tuesday
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 Wednesday and Friday
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 m. Saturday