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Expat Exchange - Health Care in Coral Coast 2024
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Health Care in Coral Coast

By Joshua Wood, LPC

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Summary: Dive into healthcare resources for expats and digital nomads in Coral Coast: identify leading healthcare providers, hospitals, and medical centers for optimal care.

The healthcare system in Coral Coast, is a mix of public and private services. The public healthcare system is government-funded and provides basic medical services, while the private sector offers more specialized care.

Fiji's Healthcare System

The public healthcare system in Fiji is known as the Ministry of Health and Medical Services. It is used by both locals and foreigners, including expats and digital nomads. However, for serious medical emergencies and major surgeries, many people recommend using private hospitals due to their advanced facilities and specialized care. Public hospitals in Coral Coast, like the Sigatoka Subdivisional Hospital, provide basic medical services but may lack the resources and equipment found in private hospitals. Foreigners are allowed to use the public healthcare system, but many expats prefer private hospitals for their healthcare needs. Private hospitals, such as the Suva Private Hospital, are known for their high-quality care and modern facilities.

Hospitals and Clinics for Expats in Coral Coast

  • Sigatoka Subdivisional Hospital (Public) - Located in Sigatoka, about 20 minutes drive from Coral Coast.
  • Suva Private Hospital (Private) - Located in Suva, approximately 2 hours drive from Coral Coast.
  • Nadi Hospital (Public) - Located in Nadi, about 1 hour drive from Coral Coast.
If there are serious medical emergencies, expats in Coral Coast usually go to Suva Private Hospital due to its advanced facilities and specialized care.

Emergency Services in Coral Coast

Yes, there are ambulance services in Coral Coast. In case of an emergency, you can dial 911 to call for an ambulance. The response time can vary depending on the location and the nature of the emergency, but generally, they respond quickly.

Health Insurance Companies in Coral Coast

There are several popular private health insurers in Coral Coast, including FijiCare Insurance Limited and BSP Life Fiji. These companies offer a range of health insurance plans to suit different needs and budgets. While some expats and digital nomads use these local companies, many prefer to use specialized expat health insurance providers that offer international coverage.

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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