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.
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 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 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.
Phone: 2249-0967, 2249-7070
Address: Barrio Largaespada, 24 hours daily
Phone: 2222-5242, 2222-2763/6
Address: Next to Tiscapa Lagoon, 24 hours daily
- Hospital Metropolitano Vivian Pellas
Adress: Masaya Highway – Km 9.75, 250 meters West
Baptist Hospital Lab.
Address: Hospital Bautista: 8:00 am-7:00 pm, M-F
Emergencies: 24 hours daily
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)
Air Ambulances (MEDEVAC)
Last updated: May 9, 2019
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