There are 3 main hospitals within Cuzco, 2 are public and 1 is more private. One of the two public hospitals, which is older and in a much poorer part of town (Santiago District) is called Hospital Antonio Lorena. This hospital offers a variety of outpatient clinical services including cardiology, pediatrics, neurology, etc., but also houses several inpatient wards. Interestingly, many of the inpatient wards are separate buildings that are located in an open area behind the main building (see pictures below). Each building or ward has about 30 hospital beds. Hospital Antonio Lorena, as well as the other public hospital, called Hospital Regional, are available to all of the people in Cuzco, regardless if they have any insurance. Both hospitals provide care free of charges…the only problem is that the facilities are not as modern or technological advanced as the private hospital (Hospital de Salud) and there are longer waiting times.
There are a lot of interesting cases that come to Hospital Antonio Lorena, most of the patients have a low socio-economic status, and minimal or no insurance. As a foreign medical student, you can come do a month long rotation in whatever service you would like, after providing some documentation as well as a $100 tuition (per month).
For more information, check out the hospital website here: http://www.hospitalantoniolorena.com/