Top-quality medical services are available in Santiago and other cities, though simple clinics make do in the smallest settlements. Foreign embassies sometimes maintain lists of English-speaking doctors, who may have overseas training.
Public emergency facilities, such as Santiago’s Posta Central, are often understaffed and underfunded; it’s better to patronize private clinics rather than demand services that, in any event, are geared toward poorer people with no alternatives. That said, public staff do their best in an emergency.
© Wayne Bernhardson from Moon Chile, 2nd edition