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Hospital CIMA - San José, Costa Rica


Hospital CIMA is located in San José, the capital city and top tourist destination in Costa Rica. It brings accessible and affordable healthcare to the global market with top-tier talent and a focus on the patient’s needs with their Carelosophy* (caring Philosophy). Hospital CIMA San José is a full-service, acute care hospital, located in the San José suburb of Escazú, that provides medical services to both local and international patients. CIMA San José offers medical services from more than 800 credentialed physicians representing more than 65 specialties and sub-specialties.

Joint Commission International Accredited

Hospital CIMA has held Joint Commission International accreditation since 2008.

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What sets CIMA apart?

  • Impeccable coordination and logistics before, during and after the required procedure
  • First-world facilities and operating rooms equipped with advanced technology
  • Carelosophy-focused on 360-degree vision, empathy and commitment
  • Companionship and guidance of bilingual professionals

Featured Services

CIMA's Commitment to Quality

Hospital CIMA has adopted a philosophy of care called Carelosophy. There are three elements that make up Carelosophy: 360-degree vision, empathy and commitment. Our attention to the elements of Carelosophy drives us every day to be the best hospital for you and your family. 

Awards & Recognitions

Ministerio De Salud - Bienestar Para Todos

Ministerio de Salud Certificate of Accreditation in Quality

Joint Commission International Accredited

Joint Commission International Quality Approval

Latin American Quality Institute Global Quality Certificate 

Harvard Business Review

Recognized by Harvard Business Review for Protecting Employees

Surgical team during operation

Procedures offered

We’ve hand selected the very best doctors at Hospital CIMA. You’ll work with your Aphora Care Navigator to choose the perfect one for you.

What people are saying about Hospital CIMA

Your staff has been incredible. I wanted to thank you again for all of your help. Jennifer is being released today and we cannot say enough good things about our CIMA experience from start to finish.

Jake E.

I owe my life to you. Love and care along with professionalism score over 10. I owe you my life.

Giselle A.

The doctors and staff taking care of our daughter were just amazing. I can't believe the amount of time even the doctors spend with patients. You did good. Keep it up!

Ronda R.

About Costa Rica

Costa Rica is a small Central American country known for its lush rainforests, stunning beaches, rich biodiversity, vast protected spaces and warm weather.  Costa Rica is home to over 200,000* American retirees (expatriates) who are drawn to the beauty of the country, political stability and the exceptionally low-cost, high quality of health care available.  Costa Rica has invested heavily in healthcare infrastructure and education, leading to high-quality medical services that are often available at a fraction of the cost in the United States, Canada and some European countries.  Costa Rica routinely is ranked in the top 30 countries for their high quality and accessibility of services in their overall outcomes and health care delivery. Costa Rica is easily accessible to U.S. citizens via airplane through Juan Santamaría International Airport.

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Joint Commission International Accredited

Joint Commission International Accreditation

Hospital CIMA has held Joint Commission International accreditation since 2008.   CIMA has set new standards, raising the bar with their ongoing accreditation achievements.  JCI accreditation is considered the gold standard in global health care and the author and evaluator of the most rigorous international standards in quality and patient safety.  JCI certifies Hospital CIMA, San José, meets all the external evaluation systems and the clear commitment to improve quality of care, ensure a safe environment and work systematically to achieve a better organization for patients and professionals. 

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