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Health Care in Falmouth

By Betsy Burlingame

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Summary: Explore healthcare options for expatriates and digital nomads in Falmouth: uncover top-rated providers, hospitals, and medical facilities to meet your needs while living abroad in Falmouth.

The healthcare system in Falmouth consists of both public and private facilities, providing medical services to residents, expats, and digital nomads. The public healthcare system, known as the Medical Benefits Scheme (MBS), is widely used by locals and foreigners alike.

Antigua & Barbuda's Healthcare System

The public healthcare system in Antigua & Barbuda, the Medical Benefits Scheme (MBS), is available to both locals and foreigners, including expats and digital nomads. Public hospitals in Falmouth are generally not recommended for serious medical emergencies or major surgeries, as they may lack the necessary equipment and resources. Public hospitals in Falmouth can be crowded and have long waiting times. Expats and digital nomads are allowed to use the public healthcare system, but they often prefer private hospitals for better quality care and shorter waiting times. Private hospitals are generally recommended for serious medical emergencies and major surgeries, as they are better equipped and have more specialized staff.

Hospitals and Clinics for Expats in Falmouth

Some recommended hospitals and clinics in Falmouth include:

  • Mount St. John's Medical Centre (public hospital) - located in St. John's, Antigua
  • Adelin Medical Centre (private clinic) - located in St. John's, Antigua
  • Belmont Clinic (private clinic) - located in St. John's, Antigua
Since there are limited medical facilities in Falmouth, expats often travel to St. John's, which is approximately 30 minutes away by car, for medical emergencies, specialized care, and surgeries.

Emergency Services in Falmouth

There are ambulance services available in Falmouth. To call for an ambulance, dial 911 or 999. However, response times can vary, and there may be delays in some cases. It is recommended to have a backup plan, such as arranging private transportation to a hospital in case of an emergency.

Health Insurance Companies in Falmouth

Some popular private health insurance companies in Falmouth include Sagicor Life, Guardian Life, and Caribbean Union Life. Expats and digital nomads typically use these local insurance providers, but they may also opt for specialized expat health insurance providers to ensure comprehensive coverage while living in Antigua & Barbuda.

About the Author

Betsy Burlingame Betsy Burlingame is the Founder and President of Expat Exchange and is one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. She launched Expat Exchange in 1997 as her Master's thesis project at NYU. Prior to Expat Exchange, Betsy worked at AT&T in International and Mass Market Marketing. She graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University with a BA in International Business and German.

Some of Betsy's articles include 12 Best Places to Live in Portugal, 7 Best Places to Live in Panama and 12 Things to Know Before Moving to the Dominican Republic. Betsy loves to travel and spend time with her family. Connect with Betsy on LinkedIn.


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