Int Code: +502
Visas and work permits:
As a British citizen, no visa is required if you are staying less than 90 days and your passport is valid for six months from the time of entry. If you wish to stay longer or work contact Direction General de Migracion, 41C–17–36, Zona 8, Ciudad de Guatemala Tel: +502 475 13 90/02. To work you also need to register with the Colegio de Médicas y Cirujanos de Guatemala, 17 Calle 1–61, Zona 1, Guatemala.
Ministry of Health,
Palacio Nacional, 6a Calle y 7a Avda, Zona 1, Guatemala City Tel: +502 2 516
There are three universities teaching medicine in Guatemala.
Universidad Francisco Marroquin, Facultad de Medicina, 6a Avenda 7–55, Zona 10, Guatemala Tel: +502 334 8327, Fax: 334 8329 www.ufm.edu.gt This private university, based in Guatemala City, uses among others, Esperanza (Hospital Universitario Esperanza 6a Avenida 7-55, Zona 10, Guatemala Tel (2) 393 2457) in the city. For rural healthcare the medical students run clinics on their own.
Universidad de San Carlos, Facultad de Ciencias Médicas, Edifico M-2, Ciudad Universitaria, Zona 12 Tel: +502 476 7370 Fax: 476 9639 www.ns.usac.edu.gt
Universidad Mariano Gálvez de Guatemala, Facultad de Medicina, 3ra. Av. 9-00, Zona 2, Interior Finca El Zapote Tel: +502 288 7589 www.umg.edu.gt
MAIN Public HOSPITALS:
Nacional, ‘Lic Clemente Marroquin Rojas’, 5 Av 7-26 Z-1 Niv 2,
Guatemala Telefax: +502 232 7625.
There are also a number of private hospitals. Enquire with the Embassy for a list.
A RURAL HOSPITAL:
Hospital de Jacal Tenango, Jacaltenango, Huehuetenango, Guatemala. The hospital: Jacaltenango is a rural town in the Chucumantes mountains. It is a very beautiful area. The hospital is a 50-bed mission hospital run by Mexican nuns.
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