What is healthcare in New Caledonia like?

Facilities and Health Information:

Medical treatment on the main island is generally good but is more limited on the outer islands. The Centre Hospitalier Territorial in Noumea provides emergency and outpatient services, as does the smaller Centre Hospitalier Nord in Koumac in the northern part of the main island of New Caledonia and the Centre Hospitalier Est in Poindimie on the east coast of the main island. Doctors and hospitals often expect immediate cash payment for health services. Patients with more serious illnesses are often referred to Noumea, Australia, or France for treatment. In the event of a medical evacuation to Australia, you need to submit a referral from a doctor in New Caledonia, proof of acceptance by an Australian doctor, and proof of the patient's ability to pay for the medical treatment to Australian visa authorities to get a visa. Serious medical problems requiring hospitalization and/or medical evacuation to the United States can cost thousands of dollars.

Drinking Water Source - % of rural population improved"

98.5%

Drinking Water Source - % of total population unimproved:

1.5%

Drinking Water Source - % of urban population improved:

98.5%

Sanitation Facility Access - % of urban population improved:

100%

Sanitation Facitlity Access - % of rural population improved:

100%

Disability Access In New Caledonia

Accessibility:

While in New Caledonia, individuals with disabilities may find accessibility and accommodation different from what you find in the United States. The law prohibits discrimination against persons with physical or mental disabilities in employment, education, access to health care, and the provision of other state services. The government generally enforces these provisions effectively.

Given that New Caledonia subscribes to laws that require disability accommodations, many new buildings with public or community space are accessible. However, some existing buildings as well as transportation systems do not yet meet these requirements.

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