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What happens if you miss the appointment to be vaccinated against Covid-19?

RICO's COVID-19 DIGEST - The Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social (CCSS) or Caja, through the local clinics known as Ebais, are responsible for carrying out the covid-19 vaccination campaign in Costa Rica. Due to the characteristics of the vaccine against Covid-19, the immunization campaign is...

If you get called to tell you that your vaccine is ready, be careful! It may be a scam

QCOSTARICA - Posing as bank employees, announcing that you have won a prize and now even telling you that the call is from the Ebáis to receive the vaccine against covid-19, are methods by scammers to steal your personal information and other data. The Fraud...

2,455 Already vaccinated with the first dose against Covid-19 in Costa Rica

QCOSTARICA - A total of 2,455 Costa Ricans started the new year with the first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine, reported the Expanded Immunization Program of the Caja's Epidemiological Surveillance Subarea. Of the total number of people vaccinated since December 24: 26.1%...

Ebais technicians will be going door to door to try to contain the pandemic

(QCOSTARICA) Going door to door, almost 1,500 primary care technicians working in Ebáis clinics across the country will return to the streets, in an attempt to contain the pandemic. Wearing personal protective equipment to avoid contagion and protect others, they will resume follow-up visits, after...

What is the effective formula in Costa Rica where fewer covid-19 patients die?

After spending a terrible night, with fever and severe headaches and shoulders, Henry* did not hesitate to go to the local EBAIS (clinic) in San José the next morning. It was March 9, three days after the first case of the new SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus was...

Caja Pharmacies Now Using Paper Bags For Prescription Medicines

In the coming days, all patients picking up their prescribed medications at state health pharmacies, Equipos Básicos de Atención Integral en Salud ( Ebáis) - local clinics - and hospitals will receive them in paper bags. The use of paper bags over plastic following a...

Making line …

Making line is what happens when the health service, telephone, banking, insurance, etc is monopolized. Perhaps, the worst is the lines at the EBAIS - Equipos Básicos de Atención Integral en Salud - or local clinic. Though there has been some improvement in sectors, such as: ...

The wake of the strike: 90,000 medical appointments and 3,000 surgeries canceled

Today Monday is the start of the fourth week of the national strike by the public sector workers that has left a trail of casualties in the health sector, patients losing medical appointments and surgeries. According to the Caja Costarricense del Seguro Social (CCSS)...

Failure of Employer To Register Domestic Worker With The Caja Can Be Costly At The End

Employing domestic labor for two people for almost two decades but without paying the social security, in the end will be more expensive to the employer, who now faces a judicial collection from the Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social (CCSS) - Costa Rican Social...

Why This Texas Doctor says Costa Rica’s Health Care System Beats The US

Q COSTA RICA (Internationaliving.com) I was sitting on our cantilevered terrace, listening to birdsong and the river flowing below me. I pondered the 11,000-foot-tall Volcano Irazú in the distance. From the top of the tallest volcano in the country, it’s possible to see both...

Drones Will Deliver Medicine To Remote Areas of Costa Rica

(QCOSTARICA) Eight remote towns in Talamanca and  Valle La Estrella starting in 2017 will receive drugs via drones, thanks to a new government program by the Ministry of Health. Operated by the Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social (CCSS), clinics (Ebais)  in the remote communities will receive...

Does Public Healthcare (Caja) Deserve to Survive?

(QBLOGS) The Caja (Caja Costaricense del Seguro Social - CCSS) has tried and tried to provide quasi-public healthcare for 70 years only to face an insurmountable deficit, long lines, a shortage of doctors, much needed medical equipment, and minor league patient care. The original intent...

Season Flu Vaccination Program Underway

QCOSTARICA - The flu season in Costa Rica is around the corner, with the start of the rains. For that, the  Caja Costarricense del Seguro Social (CCSS), has begun its annual vaccination program that aims to vaccinate 715.000 people during this month and next. The...

Strike Continues At Majority Of The Ebais Clinics

Workers of 34 of the 45 Equipos Básicos de Atención Integral en Salud (Ebais) -  Basic Equipment Comprehensive Health Care operated by the Universidad de Costa Rica (UCR) continue their strike and the panorama is not encouraging. The 220 workers of the Ebais...

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