One of the most common sickeness travellers get while traveling Colombia is travelers diahrrea, we've seem hundred of cases in the 10 years that we have ran the hostel, most cases are mild and sickness goes away in 2 to 3 days, however sometimes things get out of hand and a mild case could become a case of gastroenteritis.

We have a doctor that we like to call, his name is Gonzalo Martinez cel +5 7 3 1 6 7 4 9 2 3 9 0, he speaks English does house calls and has a very high work ethic in my opinion. at the time of this writing he charges $170.000 COP for a house call and gives you a receipt so you can claim your money back with your insurance if you have one. Some medicines are included in that price, but if they are not included he'll go with you to the pharmacy and help you buy them (specially restricted antibiotics) He's also one of the doctors that Assist Card, and Visa and Master Card insurance calls, however that takes longer as you have to call your insurance and they will call him after all the due process.

As a piece of advice and I'm sure you have heard these at least once.

  1. DO NOT DRINK THE TAP WATER anywhere in Colombia, no matter how much someone tell you is safe.
  2. While cooking with tap water, make sure you boil it first. 
  3. Do not eat at sketchy looking food stalls,
  4. Avoid ceviches at the beach stalls. 
  5. Avoid salads and fruits whenever possible, specially in cheap restaurants.
  6. Rinse fruits with bottled water.
  7. Wash hands regularly.

As a personal piece of advice, if you have travelers insurance dont wait until you are really sick to call the doctor, if you know you are getting your money back you might as well get your sickness over with as soon as possible. 

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