Center for International Medicine Advanced (CIMA), Costa RicaCIMA Hospital (Center for International Medicine Advanced) recently received special accreditation by the government of Costa Rica, making it the first in the country to have achieved this honor.  In addition, CIMA Hospital is accredited by the prestigious Joint Commission International (JCI), the ‘gold standard’ in international healthcare.

CIMA Hospital is designed to meet exacting requirements for patient care and surgical procedures, and offers the best facilities, infrastructure, technology, and internationally trained personnel in Central America, all fully compatible with North American standards.  These high quality services are combined in a truly state-of-the-art facility, dedicated to guarantee your safety, security, and comfort.

The hospital is operated by the International Hospital Corporation, headquartered in Dallas.  Other CIMA medical facilities are located in: Mexico at Chihuahua, Hermosillo, Santa Engracia and Pueblo and also in Brazil at Curitiba, Florianopolis, and Volta Redondo.

One wing of the hospital is used entirely by doctors from all over the world who specialize in nearly all disciplines of  medicine. Another building with an additional 150 offices is planned, and a comprehensive oncology center on the third floor is under way.

CIMA Hospital is a place to save money and to receive the best of medical care.  Regardless if the procedure is required or elective, CIMA has the doctors, nurses, and equipment to provide the best care.  There are 170 qualified physicians representing over 60 specialties, a complete imaging department including open MRI, CT, Xray, ultrasound, endoscopy, a full service laboratory, and a 24 hour pharmacy.

The United States veterans have an office in the lobby. CIMA Hospital in San Jose is the only hospital in Central America that is accredited by the Department of Veterans Affairs. There is a special international insurance claims department with a staff to assist Americans.


Foreigners represent more than 25% of the patients at CIMA
Hospital and the percentage is growing.  “Health tourism” represents about 15% of all visits to Costa Rica. Patients can now receive effective treatment in nearly any area of medicine in a manner that is more responsive than most American hospitals.