Hospitals in The Bahamas
Medical tourists and a large population of expatriates are well served by two major hospitals in the Bahamas; one located in Freeport Grand Bahamas, and the other in Nassau.
Staying on top of the latest in medical technology and the latest in healthcare protocols has brought a great deal of attention to the new Bahamas Medical Center. Bahamas Medical Center is owned by Doctors Hospital in Nassau, the largest private hospital in the Bahamas.
The other islands have Bahamas medical clinics to serve the needs of tourists as well as Bahamas residents. The islands of Abaco, Andros, Exuma, Long Island and Eleuthera each have access to a ground ambulance service to assist with the transportation of medical emergencies to the health clinics.
Bahamas hospitals provide operating room suites, intensive care units, and emergency rooms. Medical facilities in the Bahamas are equipped with the latest diagnostic equipment necessary for emergency medicine, pathology, and radiology to accommodate both in-patient and outpatient needs.
The two major hospitals are located on two different islands; one in Freeport, Grand Bahama, and the other in Nassau, Bahamas. The other islands do not have hospitals; but instead rely on medical clinics for their medical care. These clinics do not have advanced technology like MRI’s and CT scans, so inter-island evacuation may be necessary. On the islands where there is no hospital, a patient’s care is more dependent upon the physician’s expertise and experience.
Many clinics, as well as hospitals have established networks with several Florida hospitals to make it easier to fly patients to the United States when necessary. However, the private hospitals of the Bahamas have proven to be world-renowned and recognized for the quality of care and advanced technology.