18. Are good medical and dental services available in La Paz?


Yes. Medical and dental services in La Paz are excellent and reasonably priced. You can find specialists in most fields, general medical practice is very competent, many doctors and dentists are bilingual, and the hospitals provide adequate service for very moderate prices. However, conditions in the hospitals may be different from those you are accustomed to, especially in the general hospital; at most facilities family or friends are expected to provide needed services, like purchasing medicines or fetching water or bedpans.