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Health Care in Bathsheba

By Joshua Wood, LPC

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

The healthcare system in Bathsheba offers both public and private options for residents and visitors. The public healthcare system, known as the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, provides services to both locals and foreigners, while private hospitals cater to those who prefer a more personalized experience.

Barbados's Healthcare System

The public healthcare system in Barbados is called the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, which is used by both locals and foreigners. Public hospitals in Bathsheba are generally recommended for serious medical emergencies and major surgeries. A visit to a public hospital in Bathsheba may involve longer wait times and less personalized care compared to private hospitals. Foreigners, including expats and digital nomads, are allowed to use the public healthcare system in Barbados. However, many expats prefer to use private hospitals for their healthcare needs. Private hospitals are often recommended for serious medical emergencies and major surgeries due to their higher level of personalized care and shorter wait times.

Hospitals and Clinics for Expats in Bathsheba

While there are limited healthcare facilities directly in Bathsheba, expats can access the following hospitals and clinics in nearby areas:

  • Queen Elizabeth Hospital (Public) - Bridgetown, approximately 14 miles from Bathsheba
  • Bayview Hospital (Private) - Bridgetown, approximately 14 miles from Bathsheba
  • FMH Emergency Medical Clinic (Private) - Bridgetown, approximately 14 miles from Bathsheba

In case of emergencies or specialized medical care, expats in Bathsheba typically travel to Bridgetown, which is approximately a 30-minute drive away.

Emergency Services in Bathsheba

Ambulance services are available in Bathsheba, and can be accessed by calling the emergency number, 511. While the response time for ambulances can vary, it is generally recommended to call for an ambulance in case of a medical emergency.

Health Insurance Companies in Bathsheba

Some popular private health insurance companies in Bathsheba include Sagicor Life Inc., Guardian Life of the Caribbean, and Insurance Corporation of Barbados Ltd. Expats and digital nomads may choose to use these local insurance providers or opt for specialized expat health insurance providers, depending on their individual needs and preferences.

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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