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Calling 911 in a Medical Emergency

By Melanie Lansing

We call the number 911 in Mexico to report all emergencies, including medical emergencies. Are you familiar with what you need to know and report in a medical emergency? Protocols in Mexico are very different from those in Canada and the US. Unfortunately, many tourists, snowbirds, and residents don´t know this. Some prefer to shut the topic out of their minds. Knowing how the 911 medical emergency response works could mean the difference between life and death.

“How to Be Prepared for a Medical Emergency”
By Peace of Mind in San Miguel and Cruz Roja Mexicana
Rancho Los Labradores
Wed, Mar 15, 12–2pm
100 pesos
415 108 0810

Plan to attend Peace of Mind in San Miguel’s seminar on “How to Be Prepared for a Medical Emergency,” at Rancho Los Labradores on Wednesday, March 15, from 12–2pm. Updated information will be provided to you 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 respond 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. During 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 emailing or calling 415 108 0810. See our advertisement in next week´s Atencion for more details. Also, be sure to bring a 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 about medical emergency preparedness.


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