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.

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.

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)

Private Hospitals:

  • Baptist Hospital
    Phone: 2264-9020 ext. 94005 / Email: mercadeo@hbautista.org.ni
    Address: Barrio Largaespada, 24 hours daily
    Fax: 2249-7327
  • Military Hospital
    Phone: 1801-1000, 2298-1035, for english speakers 8851-1097
    Email: info@hospitalmilitar.com.ni
    Address: Next to Tiscapa Lagoon, 24 hours daily
    Fax: 2222-714
  • Hospital Metropolitano Vivian Pellas
    Phone: 2255-6900 / info@hospitalvivianpellas.com
    Address: Masaya Highway – Km 9.75, 250 meters West
  • Salud Integral
    Phone: 2251-2030 / sintegral@hospitalsaludintegral.com.ni
    Address: Montoya statue, 1 block North, 1 block West
  • Hospital SERMESA Bolonia
    Phone: 2268-1975
    Address: 9th Avenue, SE, Bolonia
  • Monte España
    Phone: 2278-3920 / rrhh@hospitalmontespana
    Address: Enitel, Villa Fontana 150 meters North

Public Hospitals:

  • Hospital Lenin Fonseca
    Phone: 2266-6547
    Address: Las Brisas Highway in front of Inide
  • Hospital Manolo Morales
    Phone: 2277-0991
    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
    Phone: 2289-7409
    Address: Barrio Ariel Darce 3 blocks South
  • Hospital Berta Calderon
    Phone: 5769-0309
    Address: C.C. Zumen 1 block West
  • Hospital Velez Paiz
    Phone: 2298-0320
    Address: Barrio Tierra Prometida

Regional Hospitals:

  • Hospital Gaspar Garcia Laviana — Rivas
    Phone: 2563-3301
    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
    Phone: 2583-0244
    Address: One block West, Rio San Juan Stadium
  • Hospital Oscar Danilo Rosales — Leon
    Phone: 2311-6912
    Address: 1 block South Cathedral Church, Barrio el Rosario
  • Hospital Regional San Juan de Dios — Esteli
    Phone: 2713-6305
    Address: Panamerican Highway km 147
  • Hospital Amistad Japon — Granada
    Phone: 2552-7050
    Address: Granada Highway km 4.5
  • Hospital Juan Brenes – Madriz, Somoto
    Phone: 2722-2247
    Address: Next to the Red Cross, Barrio Juan Carlos Espinoza
  • Hospital Alfonso Moncada Guillen — Ocotal, Nueva Segovia
    Phone: 2732-2491
    Address: Bosawas street, Ocotal
  • Hospital Asuncion – Juigalpa, Chontales
    Phone: 2512-2833, 2512-2332
    Address: Nic-7 Juigalpa
  • Hospital Ernesto Sequeira — Bluefields, RAAS
    Phone: 2572-2391
    Address: Barrio San Pedro
  • Hospital Nuevo Amanecer – Bilwi, RAAN
    Phone: 2792-2259
    Address: Barrio Nueva Jerusalén
  • Hospital Humberto Alvarado — Masaya
    Phone: 2522-2778
    Address: Municipal Market 2.5 blocks East
  • Hospital Regional Santiago — Jinotepe, Carazo
    Phone: 2532-2611/12
    Address: Juan Jose Rodriguez High School, 2 blocks West
  • Hospital Cesar Amador – Matagalpa
    Phone: 2772-2082
    Address: Guanuca traffic light, San Ramon road
  • Hospital Victoria Motta — Jinotega
    Phone: 2782-2626
    Address: UNO Gas Station 2 blocks South, Barrio 20 de Mayo

Laboratories

  • Baptist Hospital Lab.
    Phone: 2249-7070
    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
    Fax: 2278-0582
    BIOLANALISIS-Linda Vista
    Phone: 2277-0582
    Lab: 7:00 am-4:00 pm, M-F; 7:00-11:00 am, Sat.
    Address: Main street Linda Vista, across from Texaco
    Fax: 2-278-0582

X-Rays

  • Instituto de Radiologia Dr. Roberto Calderón
    Phone: 2266-2740
    Instituto: 8:00 am-12:00 noon, 2:00-4:00 pm, M-F
    Address: From El Gueguense circle 1 block east
    Fax: 2-266-5062
  • Rayos X Hospital
    Office Phone: 2-249-7070
    Clinica: 24 hours daily
    Fax: 2249-7327

Doctors

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: dispatch@airambulance1.com
Web address: www.airambulance1.com

AirLink AMBULANCE
Website: www.airlinkambulance.com
Point of Contact: Inez Dijkstra, Commercial Manager
Phone: +52 33 3629 8700
Email: customer.service@usmxairlink.com
Additional Notes: Available for charter flight services and medical repatriation.

Jet Rescue Worldwide Critical Care Air Ambulance
Boca Raton, FL
+1-786-619-1268
www.jet-rescue.com

REVA-AIR AMBULANCE PROFESSIONALS
Fort Lauderdale, FL
800-752-4195, 954-730-9300
www.flyreva.com

The remaining companies offer medevacs for emergencies unrelated to COVID-19:

AEROCARE
Fort Lauderdale, FL
800-823-1911, 630-466-0900
www.aerocare.com

AERORESCATE
Centro Comercial “Güeguense” Modulo N5
Frente al Supermercado La Colonia Plaza España
Managua, Nicaragua
(505) 2298-3131, 305-600-3911
info@aerorescatenicaragua.com

AIR AMBULANCE WORLDWIDE
Clearwater, FL
877-922-9675, 727-781-1198
www.airambulanceworldwide.com

AirMed INTERNATIONAL
Birmingham, AL
205-443-4840, 800-356-2161
FAX: 205-443-4841
airmed.com

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.

Any questions regarding genetic testing should be directed to the Chief of the American Citizen Services Section at ACS.Managua@state.gov or (505) 2-252-7100.

Panel Physicians

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
Altamira D’Este
De la Vicky 2 cuadras al lago ½ cuadra arriba Casa # 109
Managua
Tel: 2-277-0209 or 2-277-0180
Cellular: 8-883-7240
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.
Managua
Tel: 2-266-7284 or 2-266-7447
Cell: 8-882-4371
Hours: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday
Appointment preferred.

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