Doctor House Calls in Mexico City are saving lives

April 20, 2017
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El Médico en Tu Casa (Doctor in Your House) is an unprecedented program in the country, through which health brigades, integrated by professionals such as doctors, nurses, social workers, psychologists and dentists, among others, walk door-to-door in various colonies of the 16 Delegations in Mexico City. The services are completely free, including medicines and lab work.

The objective of the program is to locate and identify people who, due to their health condition, can not be transferred to medical centers for their care. Mainly, it is dedicated to the elderly with mobility problems, people with disabilities, pregnant women without prenatal care and patients with terminal illnesses. However, if you require medical attention you can call the mobile medical units of the Ministry of Health to receive specialist care as well.

In 2016, the Iztapalapa and Gustavo A. Madero delegations began as one of the areas with the greatest number of inhabitants with health problems compared to other areas of the capital. Nearly 812,000 homes were visited, 549,907 in Iztapalapa and 262,017 in Gustavo A. Madero, and they found 84,000 people in vulnerable situations.

At that moment, the services of El Médico en Tu Casa was developed throughout the city to provide medical attention to the vulnerable population, mainly seniors, disabled, terminal patients, as well as to reduce the rate of maternal-infant mortality in the capital.

The only requirement is to be affiliated with a program of Free Medical Services and Medicines in CDMX or the System of Social Protection in Health of the DF (Seguro Popular).

In addition to the door-to-door service, El Médico en Tu Casa now offers with 24-hour telephone service 7 days a week. To obtain the service, call 5132-0909





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