In an emergency, dial 999 or 911.
There are a number of public and private hospitals, as well as numerous health centres/clinics throughout the country. Facilities include:
The Port Elizabeth Hospital (Tel: 458-3294)
The Kingstown General Hospital (Tel: 456-1955),
Chateaubelair Hospital (Tel: 458-2228),
Georgetown Health Centre (Tel: 458-6652) and
The Maryfield Hospital (private) (Tel: 457-8991) in Kingstown
The Canouan Health Centre (Tel: 458-8305)
The Union Island Health Centre (Tel: 458-8339)
A small clinic in Station Hill
Clinic across from the airport (Tel: 488-8000)
A public Dental Clinic (Tel: 456-1185)
Medical facilities are limited, however, and serious cases may require air evacuation to another island. The nearest hyperbaric chamber is located in Barbados. Doctors and medical facilities often require immediate payment. Your home medical program may not provide payment for medical services outside your home country. Obtaining adequate medical/travel insurance, including air ambulance coverage and consulting a physician or travel medicine specialist six to eight weeks prior to your trip to determine health risks and necessary vaccinations is recommended.
There are a number of pharmacies, including:
Normal hours: Tel: 451-2448
After-hours: Tel: 528-5408
Located in Bemtick Square on Hospital Road, Kingstown
Open Mon–Fri 8am–6pm, Sat 8:30am–4pm and Sun 9am–12 noon
Normal hours: Tel: 457-0212
After-hours: Tel 494-1621
Located on Arnos Vale Main Road, Kingstown
Normal hours: Tel: 451-1477
Located in Georgetown
Do not touch manchineel trees or stand under them when it’s raining.
Their poisonous white sap contains an acid that severely burns skin and their fruit, which resembles small apples, is poisonous. Some manchineel trees are located on the beach near De Reef Restaurant on Bequia and at Richmond Bay on Union Island.
When swimming be cautious of strong currents and undertow, especially around Trinity Falls, Warriacou and Mount Wynne.