Medical tourism to Baja California has increased 18% over the last 3 years. The head of Baja California’s medical tourism cluster, Karim Chalita Rodríguez, told reports that more than 500,000 visitors have sought medical or dental care in Baja California in 2013.
From Las Vegas there is a van service provider for health care in Mexicali. Medical tourism lanes exist in both Tijuana and Mexicali to improve return times for people seeking healthcare. In Mexicali patients will be able to request a pass from Mexican doctors who are participating. Participating doctors must sign a contract with the tourism board to ensure they only give passes to foreign patients, to prevent abuse.