In case of emergency, dial 911. You will be able to find a hospital in most of the major cities. Where there are not hospitals, you will find a clinic (clínica), which offer basic medical attention. The Red Cross provides ambulance service throughout Costa Rica - they can be reached directly by calling 128.
Drug stores (farmacías) have essential over-the-counter medicines. Furthermore, the United States, Canadian, and British embassies are located in San José, should any legal problem arise.
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