Medical Considerations inthe Bahamas

The Bahamas are blessed with an excellent health service. Hospital facilities, public and private, are available in Nassau and Freeport. The Out Islands are served by health centers, clinics and general practitioner doctors. In an emergency, patients are flown to Nassau and treated at Princess Margaret Hospital.

You should be aware that most US medical insurance plans will not cover you while traveling abroad.

Most package operators offer travel protection insurance. This may cover some limited medical emergencies. Several insurance companies also offer cancellation insurance. They can be well worth the extra cost. Perhaps the best of these is CSA Travel Protection Insurance offered through travel agents and underwritten by Commercial Union Insurance Company. For more information, call your local travel agent or phone  800-873-9855,  

Insects are not much of problem, but take along some insect repellent just in case. And don’t leave home without a good sunblock.

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Getting There:

For visitors arriving by air, the Bahamas are served through Nassau by most US airlines and by international airlines from Canada and Europe, and to a slightly more limited degree through Freeport.

The Out Islands are served mainly by Bahamas Air via connections in Nassau and Freeport.

The Bahamas is also a major destination for the cruise ship industry

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