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All the Collaborators going
to the Malargüe site must have both workers compensation
(work-related) insurance, and adequate private (non work-related)
Verify that your worker's compensation coverage is
in effect while on travel.
Discuss the proper methods of reporting work-related
injuries and illnesses to the home institutions.
Discuss procedures for billing work-related medical
Obtain a medical contact number and worker's compensation
insurance contact number, in case you need a telephone consultation about
a work-related medical or insurance question.
Non work-related medical
Verify that you have adequate non work-related medical
Find out what your medical insurance carrier expects
if you need emergency medical care and what they expect if you need non-emergency
Discuss billing procedures with the medical insurance
company for expenses (both energency and non-emergency) incurred while
Discuss any special needs with your personal physician
before beginning the travel.
Verify that you have an adequate supply of any prescription
medication and have a way to replace a lost supply.
Availability of medical facilities.
Malargüe has a hospital and a clinic. The hospital
provides public health service and the clinic is a private health service
There is 24-hour emergency room, and ambulance service.
Minor surgery, e.g. appendectomy, can be performed
at the local hospital
Malargüe serves as "hospital" center for Las
Leñas, the international sky resort. Some physicians work there.
Most medications, e. g. cardiac medication, are readily
available at the seven pharmacies of Malargüe. Locally unavailable
medications can be brought in from San Rafael, Mendoza or Buenos Aires.
They have the ability, in case of major accident,
to stabilize and transpot according to need.
There are about 25 Doctors procticing in Malargüe;
this includes some part-time physicians.
There are many specialists available, including a
Some physicians have 24-hour services, including
Physicians have used local translators according
They have had no problems receiving direct payment
from foreign insurance companies.
There is a fully equipped first class surgery center
at the Hospital in San Rafael, where cardiovascular surgery is performed.
This site is some 200 km away from Malargüe; about one and a half
hours by ambulance.
Neurosurgery cases are transported to San Rafael
Mendoza, a major city, is about four hours by ambulance.
Medical evacuation airplanes can be brought in from