Antigua and Barbuda

Information for Patients
Private and government related institutions are responsible for providing healthcare services in the island, divided into the six government districts. Private care is extremely limited, with only one private care hospital available in the country. That being said, healthcare provided by the institutions are not universal or free of charge, with price points comparable to the United States. However, the National Drug Formulary provides access to medications for all citizens with chronic illnesses. 


Information for Health Care Professionals
All medical professionals must have all legal documents both notarized and legalized by the local Antiguan Embassy or Consulate and submit to relevant medical associations. Upon submission to the local embassy, exams for specific specialty must be submitted. 

The language of medical instruction in Antigua and Barbuda is English


Information for Travelers 
Medical tourism does not occur in Antigua or Barbuda with going to neighboring islands such as Saba and Guadalupe for routine or emergency services.

The Zika virus is not common on the island but checking local advisory prior to travel is advised. 

The common language of hospitals in Antigua and Barbuda is English.

Link to the Ministry of health website for that country: https://ab.gov.ag/detail_page.php?page=29 

 


References:
https://www.expatfocus.com/antigua-and-barbuda/health/an-expat-guide-to-healthcare-in-antigua--barbuda-4326
https://www.lonelyplanet.com/antigua-and-barbuda/health
https://www.paho.org/salud-en-las-americas-2017/?p=3815