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Tourist Assistance Hotline

Dial 078 from any public, private, or cell phone to reach this helpful hotline. The bilingual staff can help with travel and attraction information, directions, emergencies, and more. Courtesy of the Secretary of Tourism for Baja California.

Emergency Services in Ensenada

Call DianaMed 24/7: If you find yourself or a fellow traveler in need of urgent or emergency medical care while visiting Ensenada, DianaMed has an excellent medical clinic and ambulance services available around the clock. DianaMed’s medical team and support staff are BLS- and ACLS-certified through the American Heart Association. Travelers in need will be taken to the appropriate medical facility in Ensenada. If necessary, DianaMed will transfer anyone via ambulance safely and swiftly to the U.S. border and provide an English-speaking person to travel with the patient. DianaMed has open lines of communications with Sharp HealthCare, Scripps, and Kaiser, and shares necessary medical information with the patient’s healthcare provider and ER team waiting on the other side of the border. DianaMed also works closely with On Call International, the largest travel assistance company for the cruise lines visiting Ensenada. In addition, DianaMed is the contracted ground ambulance provider for the Baja 1000 and other motor races held in this region of Baja California.

“For the past 12 years DianaMed has worked very closely with our GPS Department at Sharp HealthCare, with hundreds of successful emergency patient-transfer stories. We are extremely impressed with their level of care and professionalism. We highly recommend DianaMed’s services to travelers heading to Tijuana, Rosarito, Ensenada, and the San Quintin region,“ says Minerva Santos, senior specialist for Global Patient Services at Sharp HealthCare, San Diego.

Be sure to have this number with you on your next trip to Ensenada, just in case: toll free, 800-788-4890; direct, 01-646-1760663.

Border Crossing with Pets

Be sure to bring along the proper veterinary documentation and records for border crossing with your pets.

Pet Services: Excellent Care, Great Savings

Many people like to bring along their four-legged companions while traveling, and Ensenada welcomes them with many pet-friendly hotels and services ranging from grooming to full veterinary care. Savvy dog owners should note that great savings can be found by having veterinary procedures and services done in Ensenada instead of the United States. For example, canine teeth cleaning, which can cost upwards of $500 in San Diego, costs around $100 in Ensenada. 

Clean and friendly, Marvet Hospital Veterinario provides everything from grooming and bathing services to sterilization and vaccines. Aesthetic care includes nail trimming, bathing, ear cleaning, teeth cleaning, haircuts, and gland draining.
646-176-1613; marvet.com.mx 

Hospital Veterinario is headed by reputable Dr. Antonio F. Peña, a lecturer, published writer, and expert in the area of soft-tissue surgery and orthopedics. This clinic has state-of-the-art technology, surgery capabilities, and more. At the Pink Dog Boutique they sell high-quality pet foods and accessories for every pet need.
646-174-0601; hospitalvet.net

For more information go to enjoyensenada.com

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