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Dialysis in Vieques

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Dialysis in Vieques

Does anyone have any experience with getting kidney dialysis in Vieques? We typically rent a house on Vieques for a few weeks each winter and are hoping to be able to continue that tradition now that one of our party requires dialysis 3x a week. I see there is a dialysis facility on the island but am a little wary about the quality of care.

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Wow! I can not answer the question with absolute certainty BUT the lack of a dialysis facility has been a political issue on Vieques often in the past. Whether at the moment it is possible I would have to call the hospital which I can do tomorrow

What I can say is that I doubt that it would be possible for a tourist to plug in for a week or two. . I would strongly advise against even trying. I can pretty well guarantee that the hospital resources are stretched to the limit and even though we have equipment it is probably antiquated.

The insurance issue is another whole can of worms as stateside insurance will probably not work here.

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