All physicians in the yellow pages of the Bermuda telephone directory are licensed by the Bermuda Government and are considered acceptable. Local doctors and dentists are competent and most are trained in the U.S., Canada or the United Kingdom. Please view our list of Physicians, Dentists and Medical Services for your reference. Please note: The U.S. Consulate is not recommending these physicians but providing them as a reference point only.
Please note: The Department of State strongly urges Americans to consult with their medical insurance company prior to traveling abroad to confirm whether their policy applies overseas and if it will cover emergency expenses such as a medical evacuation or hospitalization. Some U.S. medical insurance plans will not cover health costs incurred outside the United States unless supplemental coverage is purchased. Further, U.S. Medicare and Medicaid programs do not provide payment for medical services outside the United States. However, many travel agents and private companies offer insurance plans that will cover health care expenses incurred overseas, including emergency services such as medical evacuations. If applicable, you will generally have to pay at the time of service with either cash or credit card and then submit the receipt to your insurance company for reimbursement.
The only medical hospital in Bermuda is the King Edward VII Memorial Hospital just east of Hamilton. It is a well-equipped and modern general medical and surgical hospital with about 300 beds. All customary services are available at the King Edward, including an emergency and outpatient department. There is also a psychiatric hospital called the Mid Atlantic Wellness Institute and an urgent care centre in St. Davids. All of these hospitals are accredited under a Canadian system.
King Edward VII Memorial Hospital Mid Atlantic Wellness Institute
7 Point Finger Road P.O. Box DV 501
Paget DV 04 Devonshire DV BX
Phone: (441) 236-2345 Phone: (441) 236-3770
Lamb-Foggo Urgent Care Centre
1 Hall St. South Side
St. Davids DD 03
Phone: (441) 298-7700
Emergency Numbers: Police, Fire and Ambulance 911
Information on vaccinations and other health precautions, such as safe food and water precautions and insect bite protection, may be obtained from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) hotline for international travelers at 1-877-FYI-TRIP (1-877-394-8747) or through their website at: www.cdc.gov
For information about outbreaks of infectious diseases abroad, consult the website of the World Health Organization (WHO) at: http://www.who.int/en/
For more information regarding Accidents/Illness Abroad please contact the American Citizen Services Section of the Consulate or go to: http://travel.state.gov/content/studentsabroad/en/emergencies/health-emergency.html
The Consulate has become aware of some Brown Recluse Spider incidents in Bermuda. If you are bitten please seek medical attention as soon as possible.
There have been incidents of sexual assault and acquaintance rape, and the use of "date rape" drugs such as rohypnol has been reported in the media and confirmed by local authorities; one local advocacy group reports an increase in reporting the use of these local drugs and accompanying sexual assaults.