Cuba Medical Travel Information

Medical Facilities and Health Information Medical care in Cuba does not meet U.S. standards. While medical professionals are generally competent, many health facilities face shortages of medical supplies and bed space. Many medications are unavailable, so travelers to Cuba should bring with them any prescribed medicine in its original container and in amounts commensurate with personal use. Travelers may also wish to consider bringing small additional amounts of prescribed medicines and over-the-counter remedies in the event that a return to the United States is delayed for unforeseen reasons. A copy of the prescription and a letter from the prescribing physician explaining the need for prescription drugs may facilitate their entry into the country.

Travelers to the Havana area should be aware that U.S. and other foreign visitors are generally referred to the “tourist” Cira Garcia Hospital located in the Miramar neighborhood of Havana. Treatment at Cira Garcia and any other medical consultation requires payment in cash (see section on Medical Insurance below), and the Cuban Government disallows the use of U.S. dollars.
Drinking Water Source - percent of rural population improved 87.3%
Drinking Water Source - percent of total population unimproved 6%
Drinking Water Source - percent of urban population improved 96.3%
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate 0.1%
Hospital Bed Density - beds/1,000 population 5.1
People Living with HIV/AIDS 7,100
Physicians Density - physicians/1,000 population 6.72
Sanitation Facility Access - percent of total population unimproved 7.4%
Sanitation Facility Access - percent of urban population improved 94%
Sanitation Facitlity Access - percent of rural population improved 88.2%
Major Infectious Diseases - degree of risk intermediate
Food or Waterborne Disease (s) bacterial diarrhea and hepatitis A
Vectorborne Disease (s) dengue fever

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