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Calling 911—Knowing What Happens in a Medical Emergency

By Melanie Lansing

You can now call 911 from anywhere in Mexico in a medical emergency, but do you know what happens next? Unfortunately, many tourists, snowbirds, and residents don’t. Many of us shut the topic out of our minds. Others think that Seguro Popular will handle everything. Medical emergencies happen every day. Knowing how medical emergency response works could mean the difference between life and death.

“Calling 911—Knowing What Happens In a Medical Emergency”
By Melanie Lansing
Peace of Mind in San Miguel.
Wed, Feb 1, 6–8pm
Doors open 5:30pm
Information and Resource Area: 5–8pm
La Casona Convention Center
Salida a Celaya 77 (adjacent to La Casona Hotel)
100 pesos

Plan to attend Peace of Mind in San Miguel’s seminar “How to Be Prepared for a Medical Emergency.” Key and updated information will be provided on how to plan, prepare, and respond to medical emergencies in San Miguel. You will have the opportunity to meet local medical and legal experts who will reply to your questions and provide valuable tips.

Medical emergency topics include:

  • How the Mexican Red Cross responds and what you need to know
  • The difference between Seguro Popular, IMSS, and private health insurance plans
  • How public and private hospital services work
  • How to report medical emergencies and what to expect
  • What legal documents are recommended in Mexico
  • Tips on life and death preparedness.

Take action and get trained on medical emergency preparedness and how to manage life situations that may seem out of your control. At this two-hour presentation you can access information and resources that will help you reduce your risk of medical tragedy.

RSVP Required. Please reserve your seat(s) by calling Peace of Mind in San Miguel at 415 108 0810 or e-mail See our advertisement in next week’s Atención for more details. Also, be sure to bring pen and paper to take notes.

Peace of Mind in San Miguel is a community service project created by Melanie Lansing, Clementina Beas, and a team of San Miguel medical and legal experts for the purpose of raising awareness among the English-speaking community on medical emergency preparedness.


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