in Costa Rica
If you are planning to move to Costa Rica, and are not yet a resident, in order to take advantage of the healthcare options, you must consider an international medical coverage plan.
But you can be comforted to know that by law, all Costa Rican hospitals & clinics are required to accept any and all patients who need emergency care, regardless of their nationality. However, if your situation is not considered an emergency, you will need some kind of insurance to have your medical needs addressed in Costa Rica, or pay cash. It is a good idea to try and have this all in order before you come to live in Costa Rica.
So until you are officially a resident of Costa Rica, there are hundreds of companies that offer extended global healthcare plans and plans for expats so some extensive research will be required. Be sure to ask good questions and negotiate for all the services you require. Private hospitals & clinics in Costa Rica work with these international insurance carries and many hospitals have special claims departments to assist foreign patients and clarify exactly what is covered and what is not under their plan.