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We WELCOME All International Patients

  • Direct flights between Panama and Bucaramanga (3 flights a day on COPA Airlines with a 50-minute flight time each).
  • The most advanced Oncology, Ophthalmology, Neurosurgery, and Urology equipment. (There is no other health care institution with better technology in our country).
  • Internationally-trained and experienced specialists who have been selected by the Medical Direction, with the aim of attending international patients have received their training at prestigious institutions in the United States, France, Spain, and Germany. Some of these centers are The Bascom Palmer Eye Institute of Miami; The Manhatan Ear, Eye, and Throat Institute of New York, The Cleveland Clinic in Ohio, The Navarra University of Pamplona, The La Fe Hospital of Valencia, and the University of Montpellier among others.
  • Bucaramanga is not a large city and our safety indicators show that the city has the highest level of security in the country; they are even some of the highest in Latin America.
  • Hotel and food expenses as well as medical services are much more affordable here than in any other main city of Colombia such as Bogotá, Medellin, or Cali
  • We hold more than 68 specialties that offer treatments to patients in need of preventive, curative, and aesthetic medicine. We have also established partnerships with wellness centers and spas for those who seek alternative treatments.
  • We are an internationally- accredited institution by ISQUA and currently in the process of acquiring the international accreditation by the Joint Commission estimated in June 2012. Additionally, we already hold a quality certification by ICONTEC.
  • Today we proudly want to show you our new clinic FOSCAL INTERNATIONAL.

    Foscal International

  • Our services will always be delivered by a high-qualified bilingual staff from our International Relations Department so that patients won’t have any inconvenience while staying and being attended in our facility.

  • We offer a wide range of additional services such as hotel accommodation, entertainment, and transportation among others. We can also offer our patients a 30% discount over the full fare.

Most Common Diseases

In this section you will find the most common diseases amongst travelers and their modes of transmission, along with the preventative measures you can take to avoid contracting them.


You should drink bottled water and avoid the use of ice in beverages and foods. You should also avoid uncooked food, do not eat fruit that has not been purchased and prepared by you and always opt for meals which have been recently cooked.

What disease can you find?

  • Hepatitis A: vaccine exists
  • Poliomyelitis: vaccine exists
  • Typhoid: vaccine exists
  • Gastroenteritis: avoid risk foods

Infectious insect origin:

We must avoid a mosquito bite to the fullest. Use insect repellent and seek to protect yourself with light clothing.

What disease can you find?

  • Malaria o paludism:  no vaccine exists but there is a preventive drug treatment
  • Yellow Fever: vaccine exists, remember that there are countries you cannot enter if your vaccination book does not show you have received this vaccine
  • Dengue
  • African and American trypanosomiasis: you should avoid contact with bedbugs and flies.

Infectious blood or sexual origin:

If you manipulate someone to cure a wound or apply an injection, you should use disposable materials and wear latex gloves. With regards to sexually transmitted diseases, you should always use condoms.

What disease can you find?

  • HIV: avoid contagion
  • Hepatitis B: vaccine exists
  • Hepatitis C: avoid contagion
  • Venereal Disease: avoid contagion

What vaccines do you need to travel to Colombia

If you wish to travel to Colombia and come from a European country, there is no legally required vaccine

If you are from a South American country considered as endemic such as Venezuela, Peru, Ecuador, Bolivia, Panama, las Guyanas or any African nation, you should be vaccinated against yellow fever as a fundamental requirement to enter Colombia.  This vaccination should be applied up to 10 days before the trip. The vaccination certification against the yellow fever is international and is now valid for life (http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs100/en/).

Preventively it is also advisable to be vaccinated against Hepatitis A, B, tetanus and diphtheria.

Important legal information to travel

  1. Visa table. To see the complete list visit:


  1. Colombian Embassies and consulates worldwide, visit:


  1. Learn about the International Health Regulations – 2005


Contact Us

If you require any further details, you can contact our Office of International Business click here