Medical Assistance

Please note: The Department of State assumes no responsibility or liability for the professional ability or reputation of, or the quality of services provided by, the entities or individuals whose names appear on the following lists. Inclusion on this list is in no way an endorsement by the Department or the U.S. government. Names are listed alphabetically, and the order in which they appear has no other significance. The information on the list is provided directly by the local service providers; the Department is not in a position to vouch for such information.

Emergencies

To call an ambulance or rescue squad within The Bahamas, dial “919”.  (This is the number for all emergencies.)

The level of available medical assistance and facilities vary throughout the archipelago.  While there are hospitals and/or clinics on the major islands, medical facilities are limited or even non-existant on many smaller islands.  Medical facilities may accept U.S. health insurance, but will require a deposit up front for non-emergency care.  A patient will most likely have to pay the full charge to the hospital, and get reimbursed by the insurance company after returning to the United States.

Trauma care is especially problematic throughout the archipelago.  Transportation to a medical facility can use up valuable time in an emergency.  There are no local “life flight” helicopters typically found in major U.S. metropolitan areas.  Medical transport is often via boat, fixed-wing aircraft, or — if available — U.S. Coast Guard craft.  Ambulances on New Providence Island (i.e.: Nassau) are hampered by its endemic traffic congestion, while on many islands ambulances are merely means of transportation to where medical help is available. They may have little or no advanced life support and stabilization equipment.

In case of serious injury or illness, many Americans consider the possibility of medical evacuation back to the U.S. See also Medical Information for Americans Traveling Abroad, Health Issues for Americans Abroad and Medical Insurance.

Medical Facilities

  • Doctor’s Hospital
    (242) 302-4600
    (242) 322-3284 (fax)
    1 Collins Ave. & Shirley St.
    P.O. Box N-3018
    Emergency Room: 325-5652
    www.doctors-hospital.com
    info@doctorshosp.com
  • Lyford Cay Hospital
    (242) 362-4400
    (242) 3620-4493
    Bahamas Heart Institute
    Western Road
    P.O. Box N-7776
    lyfordcayhospital@gmail.com
  • Walk-In Medical Clinic
    (242) 328-0783
    (242) 356-9825 (fax)
    35 Collins Ave.
    P.O. Box CB-12015
    www.walkinclinicbahamas.com
    Collins@walkinclinicbahamas.com
  • Princess Margaret Hospital
    (242) 322-2861/2
    (242) 326-8804 (fax)
    Elizabeth Ave. & Shirley St.
    P.O. Box N-3730
    Accident and Emergency: 326-7014
    Ambulance Department: 322-2221
    www.phabahamas.org
  • Harbour Bay Medical Centre
    (242) 393-5952/3
    (242) 393-5069 (fax)
    28 Harbour Bay Plaza
    P.O. Box SS-19026
  • Rand Memorial Hospital
    (242) 352-2690
    P.O. Box F-40071
    East Atlantic Drive, Freeport
    Accident and Emergency: 326-7014
    Ambulance Department: 322-2221
    randhospital@gbhs.phabahamas.org

Pediatric Cardiology

  • Adult and Pediatric Surgery
    StatCare Medical and Emergency Centre
    Laparoscopic Surgery
    Trauma and Surgical Critical Care
    (242) 328-5596
    (242) 328-6391
    Delaney & Nassau St.
    P.O. Box N-1690

Trauma and Emergency Medical Services

  • Charles Diggis
    (242) 325-0227
    (242) 326-5858 (fax)
    145 Shirley St.
    P.O. Box CB-13645

Physicians/Surgeons – Internal Medicine/Pediatrics

  • Tecora Cartwright
    St. Luke’s Medical Centre

     (242) 325-8868
    (242) 325-7735 (fax)
    54 Collins Ave.
    P.O. Box N-10290
  • Joanna Cunningham-Wilson
    Agape Children’s Clinic

    (242) 322-6876
    (242) 323-6273 (fax)
    Collins Ave.
    P.O. Box CB-11243
  • Janet Dorsett
    Southern Community General Clinic

    (242) 328-6360
    (242) 328-6363 (fax)
    14 Soldier Road
    jadorsett@coralwave.com
  • Steven Lochan
    Precious Posterity Pediatric Centre

    (242) 325-2804
    (242) 356-5565 (fax)
    4th Terrace Centreville
    P.O. Box N-10475
  • Patrick Roberts
    Child Health/Chest Diseases
    (242) 328-8085
    (242) 340-2826 (paging)
    Dean’s Lane
  • Percival McNeil
    St. Luke’s Medical Centre

    (242) 325-8868
    (242) 340-7625 (paging)
    54 Collins Ave.
    P.O. Box N-10290
  • Paul Roberts
    Agape Children’s Clinic

    (242) 322-6876
    (242) 340-4000 (paging)
    Collins Ave.
  • David Sands
    Child Health Specialist
    (242) 323-8879
    (242) 328-7243 (paging)
    (242) 325-7162 (fax)
    68 Collins Ave.

Physicians and Surgeons – Physiatrist

  • Kathryn De Souza
    Doctor’s Hospital

    (242) 302-5654
    #1 Collins Ave.
    P.O. Box AP-59223
    drkdesouza@hotmail.com

Physicians and Surgeons – Arthritis and Rheumatism

  • Vincent Nwosa
    (242) 322-1995
    16 4th Terrace Centreville

Physicians and Surgeons – Cardiology

  • Conville Brown
    Bahamas Heart Center

    72 Collins Ave.
    (242) 356-6666
    (242) 356-6680 (fax)
    P.O. Box N-4296
    support@tmp_bahamas.com
  • C. Dean Tseretopoulos
    Lyford Cay Hospital

    Cardiology/Internal Medicine
    Western Road
    (242) 362-4400
    (242) 362-4493 (fax)
    P.O. Box N-7776
  • Jerome Lightbourne
    Harbour Bay Medical Centre

    #28 Harbour Bay Shopping Plaza
    Pediatric Cardiology
    (242) 393-5952

Physicians and Surgeons –General Practice

  • Maurice Brooks
    Skoorb Medical Clinic
    Topps Plaza East St.
    (242) 326-8221
    (242) 340-4022 (paging)
    (242) 326-8225 (fax)
    P.O. Box N-7689
  • Gregory Carey
    22 Village Road
    (242) 394-3433
    (242) 394-1815 (fax)
  • Agreta Eneas Carey
    Home Health Care

    Meadow Street
    (242) 328-0369
    (242) 326-4093 (fax)
    P.O. Box N-1257
  • Ilsa Grant Taylor
    Renal House, West Bay St.
    (242) 322-1530
    (242) 322-6957 (fax)
    P.O. Box N-9936
  • Beverton R Moxey
    (242) 328-1119
    (242) 328-8672 (fax)
    Montrose Ave. & Arundel St.
    P.O. Box N-1947
  • Ada Thompson
    International Medicine and Kidney Disease

    (242) 322-4281
    (242) 328-1229 (fax)
    Dowdeswell St.
    P.O. Box N-8202
  • Richard Crawford
    (242) 393-3025
    (242) 393-8452 (fax)
    (242) 340-0042 (paging)
    Northern Wing, Star Plaza
    P.O. Box N-1588
  • Leslie Culmer
    (242) 325-6543
    (242) 322-6275 (fax)
    (242) 340-7243 (paging)
    110 Collins Ave.
  • P.O. Box SS-5543

Physicians and Surgeons – Gynecologic Oncologist

  • Raleigh Butler
    The Ladies Medical Center

    (242) 356-4325
    (242) 356-4327 (fax)
    Thompson Blvd. & University Drive
    P.O. Box CB-12473
  • H.A. Simmons
    (242) 322-5300
    (242) 340-0163 (fax)
    114 Collins Ave.
    P.O. Box EE-17877
  • Tyrone Butch Bartlett
    Gynecology and Obstetrics

    (242) 393-1083
    (242) 340-6840 (paging)
    Shirlea & Essex Rd.
    P.O. Box EE-15894
  • Reginald Carey
    Obstetrics Gynecology Infertility Cancer Screening

    (242) 325-5884
    (242) 340-4221 (paging)
    (242) 326-0913 (fax)
    1st Terrace Shirley Street
    P.O. Box N-19012
    ladiesmedicalcenter@gmail.com
  • Mildred Hall Watson
    (242) 322-5350
    (242) 328-4706 (fax)
    East Ave. N. Centerville
    P.O. Box N-3439
    whbasc@gmail.com

Physicians and Surgeons – MD

  • Sheena Antonio
    (242) 323-3769
    Buen Retiro Rd. & Shirley St.
    sheenamd@hotmail.com
  • Sharmaine Gray-Stuart
    (242) 323-3400
    Compass House
    65 Mackey St.
    efmcbahamas@gmail.com
  • David Barnett
    Orthopedic Surgeon
    (242) 394-5820
    (242) 394-5008 (fax)
    9 Albury Land
    P.O. Box N-1690
  • Williamson Chea
    General Surgery and Laparoscopic
    (242) 328-4892
    (242) 328-4893 (fax)
    Grosvenor Close
    P.O. Box SS-19073
  • James Constatakis
    Internal Medicine
    Laser Skin Surgery
    (242) 322-1007
    (242) 356-9825 (fax)
    Collins Ave. Centerville
    P.O. Box CB-12015
  • Charles Diggis
    (242) 356-5827
    (242) 356-5870 (fax)
    145 Shirley St.
    P.O. Box CB-11145
  • Robert Gibson
    Oxford Medical Center

    (242) 323-0378
    (242) 323-0376 (fax)
    Orthopedic Surgeon
    4th Terrace Centerville
    bahamasorthopedicmeds@gmail.com
  • Eugene Gray
    (242) 322-2905
    (242) 356-6855 (fax)
    Orthopedic Surgeon
    4th Terrace Centerville
    P.O. Box N-4647
    Egray48@hotmail.com
  • Barrett McCartney
    Anesthesia and Respiratory Care
    (242) 325-0581
    (242) 325-0575 (fax)
    191 Shirley St.
    P.O. Box N-3723
    anrespltd@gmail.com
  • Sy Pierre
    (242) 326-6659
    (242) 325-6415 (fax)
    #6 5th Terrace Centerville
  • Pablo De Souza
    Doctor’s Hospital

    (242) 302-4726
    1 Collins Ave.
    P.O. Box N-3018
    phaven@doctorshosp.com

Physicians and Surgeons – Bone and Joint (orthopedics)

  • Robert Gibson Jr.
    Orthopedic Surgeon
    (242) 328-1485
    (242) 356-6855 (fax)
    Dowdswell Street
    P.O. Box N-4647
  • Joseph Lewis
    Orthoptist Prosthetist
    (242) 325-4938
    (242) 322-1579 (fax)
    Wilton Street
  • P.O. Box N-8065
    Lewis_orthopedics@yahoo.com

Physicians and Surgeons – Dermatology (Skin)

  • Cleveland Gooding
    (242) 326-4158
    34 Collins Ave.
    P.O. Box SS-5512
  • Herbert Orlander
    St. Luke’s Medical
    (242) 326-6229
    54 Collins Ave.
    P.O. Box N-283
  • Juliette Hepburn
    Dermatologist
    (242) 393-7546
    Harbor Shopping Plaza
    Suite 34
    P.O. Box N-1081
    info@theskincenter.com

Physicians and Surgeons –Nose and Throat

  • Winston Campbell
    Nose, Throat, Head, and Neck
    (242) 326-6229
    (242) 322-6397 (fax)
    54 Collins Ave.
  • Walter Gibson
    Doctor’s Hospital

    Ear, Nose, and Throat Specialist
    (242) 302-4755
    (242) 322-8411 (fax)
    1 Collins Ave.
    P.O. Box EE-17887
    waltergibsonent@gmail.com
  • Robert Ramsingh
    (242) 326-6659
    (242) 380-1653 (paging)
    5th Terrace Centerville
    P.O. Box N-9737
    rramsingh.ent@gmail.com

Physicians and Surgeons –Gastroenterology

Physicians and Surgeons – Neurology and Neurological

  • Charles Rahming
    Neurologist and Neurophysiologist
    (242) 322-4936
    East Ave. Centerville
    P.O. Box CB-12653
    Rahmingmd@gmail.com
  • Magnus Ekedede
    Consultant Neurosurgeon
    Trauma Stereotatic Surgery/Spinal Surgery
    (242) 323-7122
    1st Terrace, Collins Ave.
    P.O. Box SS-19109

Physicians and Surgeons – Nephrology

  • Adrian Sawyer
    Oxford Medical Center

    Nephrology
    (242) 326-0594
    (242) 356-6855 (fax)
    4th Terrace Centerville
    P.O. Box N-1163
  • Judson Eneas
    Nephrology and Internal Medicine
    (242) 393-5405
    (242) 393-5449 (fax)
    84 Soldier Road
    P.O. Box N-1698

Physicians and Surgeons –Ophthalmology

  • K. V. A Rogers
    Cataract and Implant Surgery
    Eye Surgery and Disease
    (242) 323-7997
    70 Collins Ave.
  • Kenneth Knowles
    Eye Disease and Surgery
    (242) 325-4754
    36 Collins Ave.

Physicians and Surgeons – Podiatry

  • Stephen Dorsett
    (242) 326-5402
    (242) 340-0077 (paging)
    Dean’s Lane
    P.O. Box N-1149
  • Kenneth D. Kemp
    Bahamas Medical Center

    (242) 302-4607
    (242) 302-4730 (fax)
    Blake Road
    P.O. Box SP-61622
  • Deborah Raine
    Bahamas Foot Centre
    (242) 325-2996
    (242) 325-3084 (fax)
    Rosetta Street
    P.O. Box N-1013

Physicians and Surgeons – Urologist

  • Robin Roberts (Moving soon)
    Adult and Pediatric Urology
    Kidney Transplant Surgery
    (242) 325-5132
    (242) 356-6855 (fax)
    (242) 353-0334 (paging)
    4th Terrace East Centerville
    P.O. Box N-4477

When traveling to The Bahamas, particularly by cruise ship, it is advisable to have international medical, specifically the ability to use Medevac services in case of emergency. (To see a list of Air Ambulance/Medevac providers click here.)

Some things to know before you go:

Each medevac company follows different procedures.  For example, if it is a helicopter versus a jet pick-up, the patient’s next of kin, if present, may have to decide whether to travel with the patient or give up that right so a medevac nurse can accompany (weight limits become extremely important on helicopters if they must cover a long distance due to limited fuel capacity).

Check if the insurance will cover all or part of the flight, as it may only cover transport to the closest hospital. This may mean being medevaced to somewhere other than the United States or, being taken to a hospital other than where you live.  Most medevacs will take you to the nearest hospital, which may not be the hospital of your choice.

No hospital in The Bahamas has a helipad landing. Therefore, the Medevac plane or helicopter will be forced to land at the airport and then transport the patient by ambulance to the hospital.  Please note that the airport is on the opposite side of the New Providence island from where the nearest private hospital with full emergency care services is.  Air ambulance pick-up, landing and transport to the emergency room or hospital, therefore, can often take over two hours.

Medevac companies do not normally offer door-to-door service.  For The Bahamas, if quoting a Medevac to the United States from The Bahamas, usually covers direct transport to Florida only.  Medical emergencies at private hospitals in The Bahamas often require payment in cash before rendering services. Find out if the medevac company will pay these for you, or if you are expected to have to pay these costs out of pocket for reimbursement later. Therefore, when traveling abroad, it is always advisable to carry a credit card with a high remaining balance to ensure you will not become destitute if a medical emergency arises.  If you cannot pay in advance of service, you will be transferred to a public hospital.

Normally, a medevac company will work directly with the patient’s regular US physician who will work with the medevac company to establish the relationship with the receiving hospital and physician in the U.S.

Dental Services

  • Centre for Specialized Dentistry
    (242) 325-5165
    (242) 322-4193 (fax)
    87 Collins Ave.
    P.O. Box SS-6046
    www.csddentistry.com
    kmajor@specialized_dentistry.com
  • Star Dental Clinic
    (242) 356-3007
    (242) 393-7333
    (242) 328-7360 (fax)
    Rosetta & Alexander Sts.
    P.O. Box SS-6046
    Dentailstar123@gmail.com
  • Island Dental Centre
    (242) 328-1756
    (242) 328-1758 (fax)
    Dewgard Plaza, Suite A-4 Madeira St.
    P.O. Box SS-6451
    www.dentalbahamas.com
    islanddentalcentre@yahoo.com
  • Lewis Blue Hill Dental Centre
    (242) 325-0170/1
    (242) 325-0172 (fax)
    Blue Hill Road
    P.O. Box N-7496
    np_tc@hotmail.com
  • The Dental Care Center
    (242) 328-0898
    (242) 325-8718 (fax)
    13 Collins Ave. 1st Terrace
    P.O. Box N-440
    www.dentalcarebahamas.com
    hedentalcarecenter@yahoo.com
  • New Providence Dental Centre
    (242) 325-4986
    (242) 328-3384 (fax)
    Montrose Ave. & Madeira St.
    P.O. Box N-3805
    newprovidencedental@gmail.com
  • Dental World
    (242) 322-1040
    (242) 325-5622 (fax)
    Collins Ave.
    P.O. Box SS-5529
  • West Bay Dental
    (242) 327-3000
    (242) 327-4446 (fax)
    The Hoffer West Bay Shopping Centre
    P.O. Box CB-11705
    westbay.smile@gmail.com
  • Bahamas Orthodontic Center
    (242) 328-5484
    (242) 328-5489 (fax)
    Lofann House, 53 Collins Ave.
    P.O. Box CB-12971
    www.bahamasorthodontics.com
  • The Medi-Center (Collins)
    (242) 325-1649
    108 Collins Ave.
    P.O. Box EE-15625
    medicentercollins@hotmail.com
  • The Medi-Center (Prince Charles)
    (242) 364-9932
    (242) 394-6380 (fax)
    Prince Charles & Beatrice Ave.
    P.O. Box SS-6768
  • Faith Dental Centre
    (242) 322-8589
    (242) 326-3577 (fax)
    Pickstock Pl. Robinson Rd.
    P.O. Box CB-13420
  • Genesis Dental Center Bahamas Ltd.
    (242) 393-2333
    (242) 394-3326 (fax)
    Meldon Mall, Mackey St.
    P.O. Box N-1588
    genesisdental@ymail.com
  • Family Dental Care
    (242) 325-8400
    (242) 325-7597 (fax)
    24 Rosetta St.
    P.O. Box N-1272
    familydental@coralwave.com
  • Impressions Dental
    (242) 394-8600
    (242) 394-4888 (fax)
    34 Harbour Bay Plaza
    P.O. Box N-1081
    www.impressions-bahamas.com
  • McCartney’s Dental
    (242) 356-3654
    (242) 328-8726 (fax)
    6th Terrace Centerville
    P.O. Box AP-59189
    cydmac@hotmail.com
  • Bay View Dental Centre
    (242) 394-1383
    (242) 393-6797 (fax)
    East Bay Shopping Center
    P.O. Box SS-19509
    bvdc95@coralwave.com
  • DentAesthetics
    (242) 394-1300
    Prince Charles Drive (near Soldier Rd.)
    P.O. Box SS-5666
    dentaesthetics@coralwave.com
  • The Smile Centre
    (242) 394-1000
    (242) 394-4600 (fax)
    45 Roosevelt Ave.
    P.O. Box CB-11794
    Smilecenter.bs@gmail.com
  • The Walk-in Dental Clinic
    (242) 393-6588
    36 Marathon Estates Rd.
    P.O. Box EE-17000
    walkindental@batelnet.bs
  • Universal Dental and Medicinal Centre
    (242) 325-1900
    (242) 325-1901 (fax)
    21 Scottsdale House, 6th Terrace, Centreville
    P.O. Box CB-11763
    drnigellewis@hotmail.com
  • ExQuisite Dental Centre
    (242) 326-3368
    (242) 601-3035 (fax)
    Robinson Rd. & Sixth St.
    P.O. Box SS-6771
    drtavette_scavella@hotmail.com
  • Rainbow Dental
    (242) 356-5920
    (242) 323-1172 (fax)
    Mount Royal & Winchester St.
    P.O. Box N-915
    www.rainbowdentalbahamas.com
    info@rainbowdentalbahamas.com
  • Kimberly D. Richardson and Dr. Osmond Richardson
    (242) 328-6567
    (242) 326-3369
    5 Montgomery St. Palmdale
    P.O. Box CB-13120
    drs.richardsondental@gmail.com
  • Marsha Williams-Bethel
    (242) 393-9050
    (242) 393-6797
    East Bay Shopping Centre
    P.O. Box SS-19509
    marshamaria@coralwave.com
  • John H Louis Jr. (By appointment only)
    (242) 322-1920
    (242) 326-0486
    (242) 322-7628 (fax)
    12 Collins Ave. just off Shirley St.
    P.O. Box N-432
    drjohnlouis@batelnet.bs
  • Woodley C. Thompson
    (242) 322-8342
    (242) 356-0350 (fax)
    7 Montgomery St. Palmdale
    P.O. Box EE-16367
    www.baradisebraces.com
  • Antoine B. Clarke
    (242) 326-3559
    (242) 326-5748 (fax)
    (242) 351-7844 (Freeport)
    (242) 367-4355 (Abaco)
    122 Rose North House, Collins Ave.
    P.O. Box SS-19100
    www.bahamasperio.com
  • Kristen Darville
    (242) 394-5439
    (242) 394-5436 (fax)
    Suite 3, 61B Village Rd.
    P.O. Box N-7791
    www.myfirstdentist.net
    kidz@myfirstdentist.net
  • Rosamund Erskine
    (242) 356-4325
    (242) 356-4327
    102 Thompson Blvd.
    P.O. Box CB-12473
  • Joyous C. Pickstock
    (242) 322-8589
    (242) 326-3577 (fax)
    Robinson Rd.
    P.O. Box CB-13420
  • Kay D. Bain
    (242) 325-1058
    (242) 328-8300 (fax)
    15 4th Terrace East & Collins Ave.
    P.O. Box CB-10954
  • W. Owen Bastian
    (242) 328-5857
    (242) 636-3386 (cell)
    24 Rosetta St.
    owenbastian1@gmail.com
  • Dante Bazard
    (242) 328-0898
    (242) 325-8718
    13 Collins Ave. First Terrace, Centreville
    P.O. Box N-440
    www.dentalcarebahamas.com
    thedentalcenter@yahoo.com
  • Sythela Cambridge
    (242) 394-1300
    Prince Charles Drive (near Soldier Rd.)
    P.O. Box SS-5666
    dentaesthetics@coralwave.com
  • Andre Clarke
    (242) 328-7254
    Mt. Royal & Winchester St.
    P.O. Box N-915
    www.rainbowdentalbahamas.com
  • Ricardo E. Crawford
    (242) 393-2333
    (242) 394-3326 (fax)
    Mel-Don Mall, Mackey St.
    P.O. Box N-1588
  • Anthony P. Davis
    (242) 356-3007
    (242) 356-2726 (fax)
    Rosetta & Alexander Sts.
    P.O. Box SS-6046
    stardental@gmail.com
  • Eneas Cleveland
    (242) 356-3007
    (242) 328-7360 (fax)
    Rosetta & Alexander Sts.
    P.O. Box SS-6046
    fritzieneas@yahoo.com
  • Gill Gibson
    (242) 393-9050
    (242) 393-6797 (fax)
    East Bay Shopping Centre
    P.O. Box 19509
  • Michelle N. Mackey-Pople
    (242) 322-1770
    (242) 326-1534 (fax)
    4 Collins Ave.
    P.O. Box FH-14333
  • Michelle Eccles-Major
    (242) 328-7254
    (242) 326-1534 (fax)
    Mt Royal & Winchester St.
    P.O. Box N-915
    Majorone1@gmail.com
  • Cyd McCartney
    (242) 322-1526
    (242) 328-8726 (fax)
    6th Terrace Centerville
    P.O. Box AP-59189
  • Cynthia Wood
    (242) 394-7632
    (242) 394-7636 (fax)
    Village & Brooklyn Rds.
    villagedent@hotmail.com

Dental Services –Abaco

Dental Services – Freeport

  • Bahamas Orthodontic Center
    (242) 352-5756
    Suite 3, Pioneers Way
    P.O. Box CB-12971
    www.bahamasorthodontics.com
  • Gentle Dental
    (242) 351-2112
    Tree Root Plaza, Pioneer’s Way
  • Soft Touch Dental
    (242) 351-5782
    (242) 351-5810 (fax)
    Suite H, Regent Center West
  • E. Hayward Romer
    (242) 352-4082
    (242) 373-7507 (emergency)
    Suite 9, Bloneva Bldg.
  • Antoine B. Clarke
    (242) 351-7844
    www.bahamsperio.com