How To Make Payments
As of 2021 Dr. Lev is accepting 3 forms of payment, cash in USD, wire deposits directly in his US bank account, and his bank also accepts Zelle money transfers with no fee. He no longer accepts cashier’s checks. If your bank doesn’t use Zelle., you need to take the following information into your bank to make the wire transfer. It needs to be there at least a week before you get there.
Send money by Zelle (email@example.com)
ALEJANDRO LEV SCHTIRBUBank Of America
ACCOUNT NUMBER 488056625491
SWIFT CODE: BOFAUS6S (For foreign wires in foreign currency
SWIFT CODE: BOFAUS3N (For foreign wires in U.S dollars)
1900 E HEBRON PKWY
CARROLLTON TX 75007
Account Owner's Address:
ALEJANDRO LEV SCHTIRBU
URBANIZACIÓN RIO ORO DE SANTA ANA
AVENIDA 23, CALLE 58
SAN JOSÉ, COSTA RICA
If you are not going to pay in cash (USD) at your consultation you need to pay with a wire deposit or with Zelle no later than one week before your surgery date.
Also remember to bring the deposit receipts for whatever you deposited into his account before your trip so Dr. Lev knows how much you've already paid and how much you owe.
Clinic patients may share a nurse (who may or may not speak English) in the overnight recovery room at the clinic. There is no additional charge for the nurse at the clinic. His or her fee is included in the clinic package.
It's a really good idea to call your credit card company before you travel and inform them that you will be using your card for large expenses in Costa Rica. Credit card companies like it when you give them a "heads up".
I always think it's nice to show appreciation to people who are taking care of me especially in a situation like postop care. You will see how hard these people work to make sure you are comfortable and well cared for every single day. So if you leave a tip for anyone, may I suggest you give it to the inside of a little card with a handwritten note saying thank you. Just a suggestion.
As far as other expenses you might incur while in Costa Rica, that will all depend on how you're feeling. You might want to take an easy tour toward the end of your stay when you're feeling better. If you're not feeling well enough don't even think about venturing out. Remember why you're in Costa Rica. Not to tour or shop but to have major surgery and then begin the recovery process before going home.
Well, that's all on the money front……at least for now.