U.S. State Department Posts Alert on a Cabo Hospital

 U.S. State Department Posts Alert on a Cabo Hospital

It reads: “JANUARY 26, 2022. LOCATION: CABO SAN LUCAS, BAJA CALIFORNIA SUR. U.S. Consulate General Tijuana has received numerous complaints from U.S. citizens regarding St. Luke’s Hospital in Cabo San Lucas. U.S. citizens have reported instances of withholding care for payment, failing to provide itemized lists of charges, ordering unnecessary procedures, withholding U.S. passports, obstructing medical evacuations, and refusing to discharge patients without payment. Please be advised that hotels and resorts in the Los Cabos area may have existing contracts or informal relationships with St. Luke’s.  In the event you require medical assistance, you may ask your hotel/resort to arrange treatment at a facility on the Consulate’s publicly-available list of hospitals. A list of other medical facilities in Baja California Sur is available on the Consulate’s website.” To read the entire alert and see the Consulate’s publicly-available list of hospitals go to: https://mx.usembassy.gov/health-alert-st-lukes-hospital-business-practices/