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International SOS in Peru: our Capabilities

Operating since 2012, our medical and security operations in Peru are fully integrated within the International SOS global infrastructure.

Peru has a range of good private hospitals and clinics, mainly located Lima. Most public hospitals provide a much lower standard of care and are not recommended. Elsewhere in Peru, the standard of medical care is even lower and communication in English is a challenge. As food and water related infections are the most common issues affecting expatriates and travellers, a vaccination and prevention plan are critical to mitigate risks. Also planning for a range of other infectious diseases, such Malaria, Zika, Dengue, Chikungunya and Yellow Fever should be considered.

Opportunistic street crime in cities is the main security concern for expatriate personnel and business travellers, particularly in the capital, Lima. Assaults and short-term abductions for the purpose of robbery are common. Highway robbery is also common, particularly at night. Public transport should be avoided due to the risk of petty and opportunistic crime; members should use a reputable company, or a car licensed through their hotel, rather than a taxi hailed on the street. 



  • International SOS Arequipa response centre

    Avenida Parra 324


    Our Arequipa clinic offers the following services:

    • Medical staffing (doctors, nurses, paramedics and technicians)
    • Regulatory health advisory services
    • Medical assistance and security for domestic and international travel for local employees, expatriates and foreign personnel assigned to projects
    • Remote site medical services support
    • Occupational health, fitness for work, medical, pre-employment, regular, return to work and exit medical exams
    • Surveillance & Awareness Programmes
    • Health and security Training Programmes
    • Medical evacuations and repatriations
    • Regular reporting
    • Medical supply chain
    • Vaccination plans
    • Definition of response plans, protocols, implementation and operation for pandemics and infectious-contagious diseases
    • Medical consulting and audits
    • Family medicine
    • Assessment of medical services, threats and risks related with the worksite or project
    • Specialist services: Referrals
    • Cardiology
    • Ear, nose, and throat (ENT)
    • Internal medicine
    • Ophthalmology
    • Pediatrics
    • Traumatology
    • Neurology
    • Radiology