Expat Healthcare Advice for Paradise Island
Regardless of coverage, ensure you have the ability to travel to US for any major care needs. There are many private practitioners but only two hospitals. One is for people without insurance (Princess Margaret
) and the other is for people with insurance (Doctors Hospital
Ask around in your community for reliable local providers, especially for kids. We found some incredible providers this way for our children.
Emergency Medical Care in Paradise Island
Both hospitals are on New Providence
in the city of Nassau
. They are the only two hospitals for the Bahamas. they are fairly close from Paradise Island, maybe 10 minutes. Both Princess Margaret (no insurance) and Doctors (treat people with insurance
) are directly across from each other. Emergency services vary depending on your location. Hotels and resorts get a small priority. Personally, I would not rely on them, rather get to the hospital myself. Quality of care is decent at both. Wait times at PM are extremely long. Expect long delays in service and any medical attention. Doctors is fairly smooth but don't expect to be treated without insurance or a ton of cash. PM and Doctors are both public. There are many private providers on the island.
Expat Health Insurance in Bahamas
Expats interested in expat health insurance should take a minute to get a quote from our trusted expat health insurance partner, CIGNA.
Quality of Healthcare in Surrounding Area
Nearest is Miami and Ft. Lauderdale Florida. US care is generally very good and efficient.
All common prescriptions are available. Pharmacies are in most shopping centers. Prescriptions are mandatory for just about anything and very expensive.
Before our insurance kicked in at work our daughter needed stitches. The antibiotics and pain killers were about $150 at the local pharmacy.
Expat Health Insurance in Bahamas
Before our health insurance kicked in at work our daughter needed stitches. We initially went to PM for treatment but after several hours wait a coworker assisted us to a private provider down the street. The cost at PM to be registered was $150. We lost that. The total cost at the private provider was approx $800 not including meds which were about $150.
Work health insurance appears pretty good. We have a moderate copay and are accepted most places...even in united states.
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