Medical and Emergency 

Medical - It is to be hoped that medical treatment or dentistry is not required during your visit, however, if it is, all the modern facilities are available together with well stocked chemists (pharmacies) which have all the usual over the counter medicines and most of the prescription medicines found elsewhere. There is a large modern hospital in St. John’s  with all the latest medical equipment plus large and small private medical clinics, doctors’ practices and dental surgeries where international standards of treatment is available.
Emergency - English Harbour/Falmouth has both a doctor’s surgery, which is located opposite the entrance to Falmouth Harbour Marina, and an emergency medical centre for the treatment of minor injuries and ailments.  The Medic Station is housed in Antigua Yacht Club Marina Resort and run by ABSAR (Antigua Barbuda Search & Rescue). which has an ambulance for use in the event of a more major injury or condition requiring hospitalisation. Being a small country, it is necessary for certain specialised or rare conditions to be treated in larger population centres sometimes as far away as the U.S. or the U.K..  It is advisable to have medical insurance for both treatment in Antigua and for emergency evacuation.
Vaccinations are not required for Antigua & Barbuda and there are no unusual tropical diseases.  Sun burn and mosquito bites are the most common ‘injuries’.  Liberal amounts of sun cream and insect repellant are recommended preventative measures. Any more than half an hour in the sun without protective cream can cause severe burns and even blistering.  If you have a pre-existing condition consult your doctor before travelling.
Dentistry - Emergency and routine dentistry is available from a number of practices on the island, all of them in the St.John’s area.  Like anywhere, the standard does vary a little and, for the visitor, if treatment is required, it is best to attend one of the better known clinics.  Usually, emergency treatment will be covered by insurance although most treatments will probably be below many insurance policy excess limits. Good clinics also offer cosmetic dentistry.
ABSAR  is the officially recognised search and rescue at sea service.  With access to a helicopter and working in close co-operation with the Antiguan Coast Guard, fire and ambulance services together with other Caribbean and international search and rescue organisations, ABSAR provides 24-hour coverage throughout the year.  Being a Registered Non-Profit Charity it relies on donations and fundraising to operate.

EMERGENCY NUMBERS
Emergencies - 999 and 911

ABSAR -  (medical & rescue at sea) Tel 562 1234 CH16  
COAST GUARD - Tel 462 0671 CH16
PARAMEDIC AMBULANCE - Tel 462 0251
MOUNT. ST. JOHN’S HOSPITAL - Tel 484 2700
ADELINE MEDICAL CENTRE - (private)  Tel 462 0866  

DOCTORS

DR R WILLIAMS - Tel 764 3042

MEDICAL SURGICAL ASSO. - Tel 481 5200

BELMONT CLINIC - Tel 562 1343

DR N FULLER - Tel 462 0931

ORTHO MEDICAL - Tel 4621932 

DENTISTS 

DR SVETLANA GHANEM - Tel 562 5393

DENTAL CARE CLINIC - Tel 462 2525

DR EVAN-WONG - Tel 462 3050

FAMILY DENTISTRY - Tel 462 0058

DR SENGUPTA - Tel 462 9312 

CHEMISTS (Pharmacies)

WOODS PHARMACY - Tel 462 9287 

CECO - Tel 462 2205 

SYSCO PHARMACY - Tel 462 5917  

OPTICIANS

EYELAND OPTICAL - Tel 462 2020

PROGRESSIVE VISION - Tel 562 6565 

VISION EXPRESS - Tel 462 2748  

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