|Medical Facilities and Health Information||
Medical care in the BVI consists of a small general hospital, Peebles Hospital (Telephone (284) 494-3497), with an emergency room staffed 24-hrs/day by physicians, several clinics on Tortola, and one public and one private clinic on Virgin Gorda. Both islands are served by ambulances staffed with paramedics. There is a clinic staffed by a government nurse on both Jost Van Dyke and Anegada. There are no medical facilities on the other islands. A volunteer organization, Virgin Islands Search and Rescue (VISAR), responds 24-hrs/day to medical emergencies at sea or on the outer islands. VISAR transports casualties to the nearest point for transfer to ambulance. To reach VISAR, dial SOS (767) or call on Marine Channel 16.
There is no hyperbaric chamber in the BVI. Patients requiring treatment for decompression illness are transferred to St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. Most sensitive medical cases are transferred to San Juan, Puerto Rico.
|Drinking Water Source - percent of rural population improved||98%|
|Drinking Water Source - percent of total population unimproved||2%|
|Drinking Water Source - percent of urban population improved||98%|
|Sanitation Facility Access - percent of total population unimproved||2.5%|
|Sanitation Facility Access - percent of urban population improved||97.5%|
|Sanitation Facitlity Access - percent of rural population improved||97.5%|
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