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What better place to begin, continue or enhance your well being than in beautiful Puerto Vallarta? Whether you are here on vacation or here to stay, the many health and beauty services available in Puerto Vallarta will keep you feeling fit and looking absolutely marvelous.

As with any international travel destination, Puerto Vallarta offers an unsurpassed menu of beauty treatments and medical services that will keep you feeling refreshed, rejuvenated and revived. In addition to the availability of the latest techniques and technologies, the costs of these services are dramatically less expensive than in the States.

Bilingual medical, dental, chiropractic, and physical therapy services, as well as modern hospitals with high-tech equipment and fully accredited physicians, assure that patients can expect the same quality of health care in Puerto Vallarta as they would receive in the US – and prescription drugs are readily available, and at reasonable prices!

Puerto Vallarta is also home to dozens of gyms, spas and fitness centers that offer day packages, vacation packages and even full memberships for those of us who live here year-round. Local beauticians know all the latest hairstyles, coloring, skin and nail care techniques – and these beauty treatments cost about a third of what it would cost at home.

Vacation surgery is gaining popularity, and since most of these procedures are relatively quick, it’s easy to take home not only a tan but a little tucking as well. Liposuction, tummy tucks and other ‘remedial measures’ cost less than half what they do up North, yet they’re staffed by highly trained and board certified professionals.

Puerto Vallarta has a competent, confident and cutting-edge medical community. And since prominent hospitals, world-class gyms and spas, and well-known beauty salons continue to be attracted here, it’s easy and affordable to pamper yourself with professional health and beauty treatments that’ll leave you looking, and feeling, like a million bucks.


Jalisco Administers Free Spikevax Vaccines to the Vulnerable

On Tuesday morning, Jalisco received its initial batch of 10,000 Spikevax vaccines against COVID-19 from Laboratorios Moderna. The vaccines, acquired through state resources, are to be administered free of charge to vulnerable groups without social security across all regions of the state.

Jalisco to Vaccinate the Vulnerable with Moderna’s COVID Booster

Jalisco Governor Enrique Alfaro Ramírez announced on Friday, January 5 the acquisition of 50,000 Moderna vaccines, becoming the first state in Mexico to prioritize the WHO-approved Spikevax booster for vulnerable populations. COVID-19 vaccinations begin January 16th and will be administered through state health services.

New Non-Profit PrEP Clinic to Open in Puerto Vallarta

Due to the recent reported closure of Puerto Vallarta's SETAC LGBT Wellness Center, a group of business leaders, with the support of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS have formed a committee to continue the distribution of PrEP medicine with a fast, accessible and transparent community based approach.

Embrace the Detour: 2024 Resolutions Take a Scenic Route

Instead of navigating the treacherous path of a self-improvement marathon, 2024 encourages individuals to grab their maps, embrace detours, and enjoy the ride. Whether it's learning to juggle, volunteering at a dog shelter, or dancing in the rain, the key is to find what sparks joy and fuels the spirit.

Omicron XBB.1.5 Vaccine Now Available in Mexico’s Major Pharmacies

Mexicans can now access Pfizer's latest weapon against COVID-19, the Comirnaty Ómicron XBB. 1.5 vaccine, as it becomes available in prominent pharmacy chains across the country. Pharmacies such as Farmacias del Ahorro, Farmacias Benavides and Farmacias Guadalajara are set to offer the updated vaccine for purchase and application.

COVID-19 Vaccines Coming to Mexican Pharmacies in Early 2024

After a three-year wait, direct access to COVID-19 vaccines at pharmacies in Mexico is imminent. Cofepris has given Moderna and Pfizer the 'Green Light', signaling a major step forward. While challenges exist, this development marks a positive stride toward accessible and convenient vaccination for the country.

SETAC Leading the Charge in Puerto Vallarta on World AIDS Day

On December 1, World AIDS Day, SETAC, a non-profit community and wellness center whose mission is to reduce HIV and other sexually transmitted infections in Puerto Vallarta and the greater Banderas Bay area, will be offering free rapid testing for HIV, Syphilis and Hepatitis B & C at Parque Lazaro Cardenas from 10 am to 2 pm.

Free Influenza Vaccination Campaign Underway in Jalisco

As part of the State of Jalisco’s seasonal influenza vaccination campaign for the 2023-2024 winter season, which began on October 9, and ends on March 31, 2024, free flu shots are currently being administered in local health centers and hospitals. However, Covid-19 vaccines are NOT available in Vallarta at this time.

Healthcare Resources PV October 2023 Events and Clinics

As the founder of HealthCare Resources Puerto Vallarta, Pamela Thompson is committed to providing locals and visitors with the most up-to-date health information and services. Here's her October newsletter, which covers this month's events, programs & clinics.

The Coconut Water Craze: A Refreshing Path to Health

Coconut water is not just a trendy fad; it's a health-conscious choice packed with numerous benefits. From keeping you hydrated to aiding digestion and supporting heart health, this natural elixir has earned its reputation as a versatile and nutritious beverage.