Please note: The Department of State assumes no responsibility or liability for the professional ability or reputation of, or the quality of services provided by, the entities or individuals whose names appear on the following lists. Inclusion on this list is in no way an endorsement by the Department or the U.S. government. Names are listed alphabetically, and the order in which they appear has no other significance. The information on the list is provided directly by the local service providers; the Department is not in a position to vouch for such information.
If an American citizen becomes seriously ill or injured abroad, a U.S. consular officer can assist in locating appropriate medical services and informing family or friends. If necessary, a consular officer can also assist in the transfer of funds from the United States. However, payment of hospital and other expenses is the responsibility of the traveler.
Access to quality medical care is limited in the Dutch Caribbean, and facilities do not offer the health and service standards typically expected in the United States. If a U.S. citizen becomes seriously ill or injured abroad, the U.S. Consulate General can provide information on the location of medical services and inform family or friends. Most hotels have medical doctors on call, and appointments often can be made through hotel personnel. Payment of hospital and other expenses is the responsibility of the traveler. General information about the health services provided on each island can be found on our country-Specific Information Pages for Aruba, Curacao, Sint Maarten, and the BES Islands.
Travelers with preexisting medical conditions are advised to carry a letter from their attending physician describing the medical condition and any prescription medications, including the generic name of any prescribed medications. Any medications brought overseas should be left in their original containers and be clearly labeled.
Insurance for Travelers
Before going abroad, learn which medical services your health insurance will cover overseas. The Social Security Medicare Program does not provide coverage for hospital or medical costs outside the United States. If your health insurance policy provides coverage outside the United States, remember to carry both your insurance policy identity card as proof of such insurance and a claim form. Although many health insurance companies will pay “customary and reasonable” hospital costs abroad, very few will pay for your medical evacuation back to the United States. Medical evacuation from the Dutch Caribbean islands typically costs between $15,000 and $25,000.
Medicare and Medicaid will generally NOT cover medical expenses incurred outside of the U.S. For more information, please visit the Official Medicare website and the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services and review the following document.
Medical Evacuations (Medevacs)
Since numerous medical emergencies and procedures require medical evacuation, you should consider obtaining medical evacuation insurance coverage prior to visiting the Dutch Caribbean. Medical evacuation from the Dutch Caribbean islands typically costs between $15,000 and $25,000. The U.S. government does not pay for medical evacuations. Medical evacuations must be arranged privately by contacting the commercial medical evacuation service directly.
Medical Providers and Contact Information
Hospital, air ambulance, pharmacy, and emergency contact information for each island is provided below.
Dr. Horacio Oduber Hospital
Dr. Horacio E. Oduber Hospitaal Boulevard # 1
Tel: +(297) 587-4300
Fax: +(297) 587-3348
Centro Medico, San Nicolas
Bernardstraat 75, San Nicolas
Phone +(297) 584-8833
Fire Department: 911
Coast Guard: 911
Hospital San Francisco Public hospital
Address: Kaya Soeur Bartola #2
Telephone: +(599) 717-8900
Police: 911 or +(599) 717-8000
Hospital & Ambulance 911
Fire Department 911
Botica Bonaire Kaya Grandi 27 +(599) 717 8905
Botica Korona Kaya Korona 180 +(599) 717 7552
Botica Sabana Kaya Nikiboko Zuid 26 +(599) 717 5638
St. Elisabeth Hospital Public hospital
Address: Breedestraat (Otrabanda) 193
Telephone: 910 or +(5999) 462-4900
Advent Hospital Private clinic
Address: Aquariusweg 5
Telephone: +(5999) 737-1992
Fire department: 911
Coast guard: 913
For a list of Physicians click here (PDF 5MB)
St. Maarten Medical Center Public hospital
Address: Welgelegenh Road, 30
Telephone: +(1721) 543-1111
Fax: +(1721) 543-0116
Medical Emergency: 911
Doctors on call: +(1721) 5111
Ambulance: +(1721) 542-2111
Ambulance: 912 or +(1721) 542-2111 or +(1721) 520-6262
Fire: 120 or +(1721) 542-6001
Police: 111 or +(1721) 542-2112
Water/Beach Police: +(1721) 542-2277
For a list of Physicians click here (PDF 567KB)
The St. Eustatius Health Care Foundation
Queen Beatrix Medical Center
Queen Beatrix rd #25
Tel: +(599) 318-2211
Tel: +(599) 318-2371
Ambulance/ Hospital: 912
Fire Department: 919
There are no physicians practicing privately on St . Eustatius. Medical care is provided by physicians at the Queen Beatrix Medical Center.
Saba Health Care Foundation
Hospital: A.M. Edwards Medical Center
Tel: +(599) 416-3288
Emergency Service Dutch Caribbean: 911
Emergency Line A.M. Edwards Medical Center: +(599) 416-3288 option 1
Emergency Mobile Phone A.M. Edwards Medical Center: +(599) 416-6644
Ambulance: +(599) 461-3289
Police: +(599) 461-3237
Fire Department: +(599) 461-2222