Bahamas

Information for Patients
Healthcare in the Bahamas and is free only to citizens and legal residents of the county. The country’s healthcare system is divided between public and private sector. Quality in the country is sporadic, with the Bahamas being one of the least efficient countries in terms of value-based care. There is also a heavy shortage of nurses, leading to pressure on the general healthcare system. Despite this, healthcare services in the country has risen to a higher quality in recent years. 


Information for Health Care Professionals
All medical professionals must have all legal documents both notarized and legalized by the local Bahamian Embassy 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 the Bahamas is English


Information for Travelers 
The Bahamas does see a fair share of medical tourism, especially for wellness and esthetic surgeries, in thanks to the lush locations and beaches it offers. Many of the medical tourists come from the United States due to proximity. 

No vaccinations are required prior to going to the Bahamas. 

The common language of hospitals in the Bahamas is English.


Link to the Ministry of health website for that country: http://www.bahamas.gov.bs/health 

 

References:
https://www.internations.org/bahamas-expats/guide/living-in-the-bahamas-15742/healthcare-in-the-bahamas-2
https://www.pacificprime.com/country/americas/bahamas-health-insurance-pacific-prime-international/
https://www.who.int/countries/bhs/en/