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Expat Exchange - Health Care in Liberta 2024
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Health Care in Liberta

By Joshua Wood, LPC

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Summary: Health Care in Liberta: Locate providers, hospitals, and medical centers to find the best health services available for expats and nomads.

The healthcare system in Liberta consists of both public and private facilities. The public healthcare system, known as the Medical Benefits Scheme (MBS), is available to citizens, residents, and foreigners, while private healthcare facilities cater to those who prefer more specialized care.

Antigua & Barbuda's Healthcare System

The public healthcare system in Antigua & Barbuda is called the Medical Benefits Scheme (MBS). It is available to citizens, residents, and foreigners, including expats and digital nomads. However, public hospitals in Liberta may not be recommended for serious medical emergencies and major surgeries due to limited resources and long waiting times. Public hospitals in Liberta are often crowded and may not have the same level of care as private hospitals. 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 recommended for serious medical emergencies and major surgeries, as they offer more specialized care and better facilities.

Hospitals and Clinics for Expats in Liberta

Some recommended hospitals and clinics in Liberta include:

  • Mount St. John's Medical Centre (Public) - Located in St. John's, Antigua
  • Adelin Medical Centre (Private) - Located in St. John's, Antigua
  • Belmont Clinic (Private) - Located in St. John's, Antigua
  • Caribbean Health & Wellness Centre (Private) - Located in St. John's, Antigua
In case of emergencies or specialized medical care, expats in Liberta may need to travel to St. John's, which is approximately 30 minutes by car from Liberta.

Emergency Services in Liberta

There are ambulance services available in Liberta. To call for an ambulance, dial 911 or 999. However, there may be delays in response times due to traffic or limited resources. It is recommended to have a backup plan, such as arranging private transportation to the nearest hospital in case of an emergency.

Health Insurance Companies in Liberta

Some popular private health insurance companies in Liberta include State Insurance Corporation, Caribbean Alliance Insurance, and Sagicor Life. Expats and digital nomads may choose to use these local insurance providers or opt for specialized expat health insurance providers that cater to their specific needs. It is essential to research and compare different insurance options to find the best coverage for your needs while living in Liberta.

About the Author

Joshua Wood Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000 and serves as one of its Co-Presidents. He is also one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. Prior to Expat Exchange, Joshua worked for NBC Cable (MSNBC and CNBC Primetime). Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Mr. Wood is also a licensed counselor and psychotherapist.

Some of Joshua's articles include Pros and Cons of Living in Portugal, 10 Best Places to Live in Ireland and Pros and Cons of Living in Uruguay. Connect with Joshua on LinkedIn.


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