Montserrat

Information for Patients
Healthcare in Montserrat is divided between private and public health. Public healthcare system does no take medical travel insurance so travelers will be required to pay in cash for any services. Montserrat is a British Overseas Territory but is self-governing, meaning it is not part of the British National Health Insurance Scheme (NHS). The country has an effective primary and secondary healthcare system, however tertiary services are non-existent. Private healthcare is recommended for most travelers. Healthcare is free for children and senior citizens. 


Information for Health Care Professionals
All medical professionals must have all legal documents both notarized and legalized by the  local Montserrat Government Office and submit to relevant medical associations. Upon submission to the local embassy, exams for specific specialty must be submitted. Those with British qualifications should be able to easily transfer their credentials. 

The language of medical instruction in Montserrat is English


Information for Travelers 
The Zika virus was a one-time issue in the country but thanks to local efforts, the WHO has confirmed its eradication from Montserrat. Check updates for any changes.  Travelers coming from a region infected with Yellow Fever is required to have proof of yellow fever vaccinations prior to arrival.

The common language of hospitals in Montserrat is English.


Link to the Ministry of health website for that country: http://moh.gov.ms 

 

References:
https://www.lonelyplanet.com/montserrat/practical-information/health-and-insurance/a/nar/2c8f1547-df6d-47b1-9c4b-5fbc8ecb64c7/358107  
https://www.paho.org/salud-en-las-americas-2017/?p=4175 
https://discovermni.com/about-montserrat/live-here/health-care/