Bahamas Medical Travel Information

Medical Facilities and Health Information Adequate medical care is available on New Providence and Grand Bahama islands, but visitors should be aware that serious health problems requiring hospitalization and/or medical evacuation to the United States can cost tens of thousands of dollars in up-front costs, and air ambulance companies generally require payment or an insurer’s guarantee of payment before providing service.

Ambulance service is available on the major islands; however, U.S. citizens have reported major delays in service, both in the length of time to arrive and once at the Emergency room. Ambulance service is even more limited in more remote locations. The endemic traffic congestion on New Providence Island may also impede a quick response. Service is likely to be extremely slow in the event of a major emergency or disaster.

Good information on vaccinations and other health precautions can be found via the CDC website or The Bahamas Ministry of Health page. For information about outbreaks of infectious diseases abroad, consult the World Health Organization (WHO) website. The WHO website also contains additional health information for travelers, including detailed country-specific health information. The Bahamas had an outbreak of dengue fever in 2011 with 10 reported deaths and 1,000 reported cases of individuals with dengue fever symptoms. For additional information regarding Dengue fever in the Bahamas, please visit The Bahamas Ministry of Health website.
Drinking Water Source - percent of rural population improved 98.4%
Drinking Water Source - percent of total population unimproved 1.6%
Drinking Water Source - percent of urban population improved 98.4%
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate 3.1%
Hospital Bed Density - beds/1,000 population 3.1
People Living with HIV/AIDS 6,600
Physicians Density - physicians/1,000 population 2.82
Sanitation Facility Access - percent of total population unimproved 8%
Sanitation Facility Access - percent of urban population improved 92%
Sanitation Facitlity Access - percent of rural population improved 92%

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