Cuba offers a wide variety of thorough and very comprehensive medical checkup programs depending on the medical needs of the patient. Specialized medical examinations from the executive medical checkup to checkups for the elderly patient, cardiovascular, hypertensive, pediatric, osteoporosis, and gynecological are available. Cuba’s medical tourism services also do away with the impossible wait times found in countries such as Canada.

Prevention is vital for maintaining health. Early diagnosis allows the identification of diseases that may, at early stage, be completely curable.

Cuba offers very competitive pricing when compared to the costs of medical checkups in other nations. The prices for an executive medical checkup range from $1,000 to $5,000 (US) in the United States, to $3,995 (CAD) in Canada, to $5,250 – $6,500 (US) at Saint Luke’s Hospital in Mexico for an Executive Health Check-Up and a five hotel package.

Prices for health checkups in Cuba range from approximately $ 300 CUC to $1,300 CUC, depending on what the international patient needs.

The Executive Medical Checkup

The Executive Medical Checkup is a thorough clinical examination supplemented with other medical investigations not only to confirm good health, but to also diagnose clinical disorders or early-stage diseases that may have a complete and simple medical solution if caught early enough. This is an outpatient service which takes three hours.

The Executive Medical Checkup program includes:

  • Consultation with a specialist in Internal Medicine
  • Re-consultation with a specialist in Internal Medicine
  • Clinical Laboratory Studies
  • Cardiology Investigations: Electrocardiogram.
  • Chest X-ray
  • Prostate ultrasound (Men)
  • Urologic Investigation: Prostate Specific Antigen (Men)
  • Breast Ultrasound (Women)
  • Mammography (Women)
  • A dental checkup is offered without additional cost.

The Outpatient Comprehensive Medical Checkup

By performing rigorous clinical and laboratory investigations, doctors can assess the true state of health. This is an outpatient service.

The Outpatient Comprehensive Medical Checkup program includes:

  • Consultation with Internal Medicine, Ophthalmology and General Surgery specialists as advised by the attending physician
  • Re-consultation with a specialist in Internal Medicine
  • Laboratory tests
  • Electrocardiogram
  • Chest X-ray Plain radiography of a region of the spinal column (2 views)
  • Upper abdomen diagnostic and prostate ultrasound (Men)
  • Breast ultrasound (Women)
  • Mammography (Women)
  •  Urologic investigations: Prostate specific antigen (men)
  • A dental checkup is offered without additional cost.

The Preventive Checkup for the Elderly (Men and Women)

The Preventative Checkup for the Elderly is designed for patients of more than 60 years old, or those suffering from high blood pressure or a cardiovascular disease. This is an outpatient service.

The Preventive Checkup for the Elderly includes:

  • Consultation with a specialist in Internal Medicine
  • Re-consultation with a specialist in Internal Medicine
  • Laboratory tests
  • Electrocardiogram
  • Chest X-ray Plain radiography of a region of the spinal column (2 views)
  • Upper abdomen diagnostic ultrasound of the prostate (men)
  • Breast ultrasound (Women)
  • Urologic investigation: Prostate specific antigen (men)
  • Ultrasound bone densitometry
  • A dental checkup is offered without additional cost.

The Cardiovascular Checkup

The Cardiovascular Checkup allows the assessment of the cardiovascular system and the estimation of the risk of suffering complications associated with cardiovascular conditions.

The Cardiovascular Checkup program includes:

  • Consultation with a Cardiology specialist
  • Followup consultation with a Cardiology specialist
  • Laboratory tests
  • Cardiological investigations: Electrocardiogram Ambulatory 24 hour Holter electrocardiogram
  • Ergometric test
  • Imaging investigations: Simple Telecardiogram
  • Doppler echocardiography
  • A dental checkup is offered without additional cost.

The Hypertensive Medical Checkup

Hypertension is a chronic disease usually associated with a number of risk factors that can lead to various complications, including ischemic heart disease, if not properly controlled.

This checkup requires some complex laboratory, ultrasonographic and electrophysiologic investigations which allow highly qualified specialists to assess the patient’s condition and make recommendations.

The Hypertensive Medical Checkup program includes:

  • Consultation with a specialist in Internal Medicine.
  • Post examination consultation with a specialist in Internal Medicine
  • Laboratory tests
  • Electrocardiogram
  • Doppler echocardiography
  • Blood Pressure test
  • Outpatient basis 24-hour Holter
  • Bilateral Renal and Adrenal ultrasounds
  • A dental checkup is offered without additional cost

The Toco-gynecological Checkup

The risk for women of childbearing age or those passing through perimenopause/menopause require special investigations for indications of early onset diseases that when identified, can be treated and allow a woman to pursue a better quality of life in their relationships with partner and family. This is an outpatient service.

The Toco-gynecological Checkup program includes:

  • Consultation with a Gynecology Specialist
  • Second followup consultation with a Gynecology Specialist
  • Clinical Laboratory Tests
  • Microbiological and Gynecological Investigations:
  • Pap smear
  • Colposcopy
  • Simple vaginal discharge study
  • Imaging investigations:
  • Gynecological ultrasound
  • Breast ultrasound
  • Mammography
  • A dental checkup is offered without additional cost.

The Gynaecological Checkup for Perimenopause or Menopause Any woman 45 years of age or older needs a specialized checkup periodically to assess gynecological health status in order to detect early onset conditions that if treated in time, to allow women a higher quality of life without concerns for diseases that otherwise might affect the individual and her relationships. This is an outpatient service.

The Gynaecological Checkup program includes:
  • Consultation with a Gynecology specialist
  • Second Follow-up Consultation with a Gynecology specialist
  • Clinical Laboratory tests
  • Microbiological and Gynecological investigations:
  • Pap smear
  • Colposcopy
  • Simple vaginal discharge study
  • Ultrasound bone densitometry
  • Breast ultrasound and mammography
  • A dental checkup is offered without additional cost.

The Basic Pediatric Checkup Cuba’s Basic Pediatric Checkup program is for children less than two years old. At this age, growth and development mark and define the physical, emotional and intellectual future of a human being. This is the chief reason why monitoring the evolution of these aspects is of vital importance. This is an outpatient service.

The Basic Pediatric Checkup program includes:
  • Consultation with a Pediatric specialist.
  • Consultation with an ENT specialist
  • Consultation with a Psychology specialist
  • Followup consultation with a Pediatrics Specialist
  • Clinical Laboratory Investigations
  • Electrocardiogram
  • Plain chest radiograph
  • Abdomen Ultrasound
  • Otorhinolaryngologic Investigation: Audix.

Medical Checkup for the Diagnosis of Osteoporosis (Men) The Medical Checkup for the Diagnosis of Osteoporosis in Men is an outpatient service.

This program includes:

  • Consultation with a Specialist of the Osteoporosis Group
  • Consultation with an Endocrinology Specialist
  • Consultation with an Orthopedics Specialist.
  • A followup consultation with an Osteoporosis Specialist
  • Laboratory tests include:
  • Determination of T3, T4, TSH Insulin
  • Erythrocyte sedimentation rate
  • Glycemia, Creatinine, Blood calcium and phosphate, Lipids,
  • Urates, HIV, Urine calcium and phosphate, CBC,
  • Quantitative serology (VDRL)
  • Electrocardiogram
  • Chest X-Ray Bone study (Survey)
  • Ultrasound bone densitometry.

The Medical Checkup for Osteoporosis (Women) This is an outpatient medical checkup.

The Medical Checkup for Osteoporosis in Women program includes:

  • Consultation with a Specialist of the Osteoporosis Group
  • Consultation with an Endocrinology Specialist
  • Consultation with an Orthopedics Specialist.
  • Consultation with a Gynecology Specialist.
  • Followup consultation with a Specialist of the Osteoporosis Group
  • Laboratory investigations: Determination of T3, T4, TSH, Determination of LH, estradiol, FSH levels, Basal cortisol, Insulin, Erythrocyte sedimentation rate, Glycemia, Creatinine, Blood calcium and phosphate, Lipids, Urates. HIV, Urine calcium and phosphate, CBC, Quantitative, serology (VDRL)
  • Microbiological and Gynecological investigations:
  • Pap smear
  • Colposcopy
  • Simple vaginal discharge testing
  • Imaging investigations: Chest X-Ray Bone study
  • Ultrasound bone densitometry
  • Transvaginal diagnostic ultrasound
  • Breast ultrasound and mammography