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Medical

The Turks and Caicos Islands host Government hospitals located on both Providenciales and Grand Turk. These brand new state of the art complexes were opened in April 2010 and are managed by InterHealth Canada.  Providenciales also has several private clinics that are well staffed to quickly address any minor ailments you may encounter. Health services available include: dental, chiropractic, physiotherapy, optometry, x-ray, ultrasound, CAT Scan, decompression chamber and air ambulance service. The new hospitals can also set broken bones, do basic surgery, handle heart attacks, etc.

Serveral full service pharmacies are well stocked.  It is recommended that you bring prescriptions in your carry-on bag to avoid loss.  Having the original containers with the prescription label will allow you to refill the prescription here with minimal difficulty.

The most common problems encountered by visitors here on island are sunburn, dehydration and insect bites.  Thus it is strongly recommended to use sunscreen at all times when outdoors, make sure that your fluid intake is regular and that at night, you spray insect repellent to prevent insect bites plus close screen doors and windows.  The Villa is situated on a windy bluff and seldom has many insects.

In case of emergency, the clinics on island are capable of stabilizing most patients and, if necessary, transferring the patient by air-ambulance to Florida, if the local hospitals can not address the problem.

Guests are advised to check that their Insurance covers repatriation costs before they arrive.

The Villa has small first-aid kits and a defibrilator available.  The Villa Orientation Manual has a list of local doctors, dentists and clinics, all of which are located on the main highway, less than a mile from the Villa.  Some of our doctors actually make house calls!

Nearest to the Villa is:

Island Pharmacy - 649-946-4150

Flamingo Pharmacy - 649-941-4527 (Open Sundays and Holidays)

Associated Medical Practices - 649-946-4242 - After Hours 649-331-4357

Cheshire Hall Government Hospital - 911