I registered as a new patient online and went to the clinic on Monday morning. Appointments to the general care physician are on a "first come first serve" basis.
The building is modern and nice looking, I approached the front desk, told them that I need to see therapist and I don't have an insurance, paid $27 and sat down to wait for my vital signs to be taken.
In a 15-20 minutes I got it done (vital signs) and went upstairs to see the doctor. Waiting time for the doctor was about 40- 50 minutes. The doctors in Ecuador actually spend time with the patient. This doctor wasn't an exception. The visit took almost 30 minutes.
I was diagnosed with acute pharyngitis and high blood pressure.
For acute pharyngitis two pills were prescribed:
Curam (amoxicilina + calvulanico), $16.68 for 14 pills
in English Amoxicillin-clavulanate
and Celebrex(celecoxib), $6.80 for 4 pills
For high blood pressure:
Diovan (valsartan) $32.40 for 30 pills
Cost of necessary blood tests and test to measure kidney functions, done in the same clinic: $59.
To see cardiologist $37
I am really glad that I found this clinic. It's not as big, not as depressive and crowded as hospitals, prices are reasonable, customer service is super, doctors are experienced.
Medical specialties http://sime-usfq.com/servicios/
Locations: Cumbayá, Valle de los Chillos, Quito - Sector La Carolina, Quito - Carcelén