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Medical Information
 

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 England. Please view the following list of Physicians, Dentists and Medical Services for your reference. Please note: The American 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. Some U.S. medical insurance plans do 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 pay to at the time of service with either cash or credit card and then submit the receipt to your insurance company for reimbursement.

The only full service 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 facility in St. Davids. All of these hospitals are accredited under a Canadian system.

King Edward VII Memorial Hospital            
7 Point Finger Road                               
Paget,  DV 04                                      
Phone: (441) 236-2345

Mid Atlantic Wellness Institute 
P.O. Box DV 501
Devonshire DV BX                         
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

For more information on medical emergencies outside of the U.S., including overseas insurance programs please go to our Accidents/Illness section for Americans traveling abroad or go to: Medical Information for Americans Traveling Abroad.

More 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:  http://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

Prescription Drugs

U.S. prescriptions are not honored in Bermuda.  It will be necessary to visit a Bermuda doctor and have a new prescription written if you need to have it filled here. Most common medications are available locally, upon presentation of a prescription from a Bermuda doctor.  If you are taking prescription medication, you must inform Bermuda customs officials at the point of entry. Medicines must be in labeled containers, and travelers should carry a copy of the written prescription and a letter from the physician or pharmacist confirming the reason the medicine is prescribed.