|Medical Facilities and Health Information||
Santiago has two main private hospitals that are accredited by The American Hospital Association and meet U.S. standards: Clinica Alemana and Clinica Las Condes. Both have international patient departments and experience with some international insurance companies. Medical care in Chile is generally good, though it may not meet U.S. standards in remote areas. Major hospitals accept credit cards, but many doctors and hospitals in Chile expect immediate payment in cash. Prescriptions written by local doctors and over-the-counter medicines are widely available.
Air pollution is a major health concern in Santiago, resulting in severe bronchial ailments affecting infants, small children, and the elderly. The most severe air pollution occurs during the winter (May through August).
The ozone layer is especially thin over parts of Chile. Take precautions to protect yourself from ultraviolet radiation.
|Drinking Water Source - percent of rural population improved||91.3%|
|Drinking Water Source - percent of total population unimproved||1.2%|
|Drinking Water Source - percent of urban population improved||99.6%|
|HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate||0.4%|
|Hospital Bed Density - beds/1,000 population||2|
|People Living with HIV/AIDS||40,000|
|Physicians Density - physicians/1,000 population||1.03|
|Sanitation Facility Access - percent of total population unimproved||1.1%|
|Sanitation Facility Access - percent of urban population improved||100%|
|Sanitation Facitlity Access - percent of rural population improved||89.3%|
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