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Expats Talk about Health Insurance and Healthcare in Nassau, Bahamas

By Betsy Burlingame

Last updated on Apr 16, 2023

Summary: The quality of medical care in Nassau, Bahamas is generally comparable to that of the United States, though some services may be more limited. The main hospitals and clinics in Nassau are the Princess Margaret Hospital, the Rand Memorial Hospital, the Doctors Hospital, the Bahamas Medical Center, and the Lyford Cay Hospital. Emergency services are available in Nassau, and an ambulance can be called by dialing 911.

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How are healthcare services Nassau?

When we asked expats and global nomads about the quality of medical care in Nassau, they replied:

"As compared to Canada the availability and quality of some health care services is lacking but still adequate. The speed of which they will see you at the clinics and private hospitals is much faster then it is in Canada and for what is missing a quick trip to Florida will provide you with all you need that can not be found in New Providence," remarked one expat living in Nassau.

"Healthcare services in Nassau, are provided through a mix of public and private facilities, ensuring that residents and visitors have access to quality medical care. The public healthcare system is managed by the Ministry of Health and includes the Princess Margaret Hospital, which is the primary healthcare facility in Nassau. This hospital offers a wide range of services, including emergency care, surgery, maternity care, and specialized treatments. In addition to the public healthcare system, there are several private healthcare facilities in Nassau, such as the Doctors Hospital and the Lyford Cay Hospital. These private hospitals offer a variety of services, including general medical care, surgical procedures, and diagnostic services. They are known for their high-quality care and state-of-the-art equipment. Primary care services in Nassau are provided through a network of community clinics and private medical practices. These facilities offer routine check-ups, vaccinations, and treatment for minor illnesses and injuries. Additionally, there are several specialized clinics in the city that cater to specific medical needs, such as dental care, eye care, and physiotherapy. Pharmacies are also widely available throughout Nassau, providing prescription medications and over-the-counter drugs to patients. Many pharmacies also offer basic medical services, such as blood pressure checks and vaccinations. Overall, healthcare services in Nassau, Bahamas, are comprehensive and accessible, ensuring that both residents and visitors can receive the medical care they need," said one expat living in Nassau.

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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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