DOCTORS, HOSPITALS & CLINICS
There are a host of general practitioners and specialists on the island, along with a very well equipped testing clinic.
Health care is generally considered to be adequate but many major conditions can not be treated. It is best to check before booking if you or one of your party have a requirement for treatment while on holiday here.
Many hotels have a GP on the staff so check with them first, and if not you will be able to ask advice at the desk for a suitable physician recommendation.
If staying in a villa or other self catering accommodation just pick up the telephone book and you will find a listing for many doctors, dentists and eye care professionals.
MOUNT ST. JOHN'S MEDICAL CENTER
Mount St. John's Medical Center is Antigua and Barbuda's main medical-care facility, replacing Holberton Hospital. The new facilities are impressive, providing casualty department, maternity, radiology, pathology laboratory, pharmacy, intensive care, surgery, children’s ward, and special care unit for premature babies.
There are a large number of pharmacies on island concentrated in the city of St John's and most are open from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Saturday. However Ceco Pharmacy, popularly known as 'the 24 hour pharmacy' and located on High Street is open seven days a week 8.15am to midnight. They offer full prescription services. There are also pharmacies at Woods Shopping Centre and in Jolly Harbour. There are currently none in the English and Falmouth Harbour areas.
INNOCULATIONS AND VACCINATIONS
No vaccinations are required unless the visitor is arriving from an endemic area. It is however worth checking with the World Health Organisation website in case of any changes to this information.
There are no decompression chambers available on island. By air ambulance they are available at nearby Saba and in St Thomas, also Guadeloupe.
To see a listing of medical facilities and health services providers, please see our category of Medical Services