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Healthcare & Medical Information in the Cayman Islands

Sophisticated medical services are available in the Cayman Islands, from large hospitals, to walk in urgent-care centres and specialist clinics.


Grand Cayman has three fully equipped, modern hospitals. George Town hospital is public and located on Hospital Road close to the town centre. The private Doctor's Hospital is located nearby and then Health City, also private, is located in East End.

Always consult a qualified doctor for medical advice. If you are in the Cayman Islands and are experiencing a medical emergency, call the emergency services on 911.

The largest hospital, George Town Hospital (GT Hospital), part of the Cayman Islands Health Services Authority manages nearly all major medical emergencies for the three Islands.

The other two, Doctors Hospital and Health City Cayman Islands offer a broad spectrum of emergency, specialist and diagnostic services. Cayman Brac has one hospital, Faith Hospital that also services Little Cayman, although patients with complex medical emergencies are transferred to the GT Hospital. Faith Hospital is a public hospital.

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There are also many private General Practitioner (GP) clinics in Grand Cayman that are a good option if you have a non-acute medical condition that requires treatment and prescribed medication. There are also a number of private specialist clinics offering services in the fields of cardiology, endocrinology, gastroenterology, neurology and obstetrics, IVF and gynecology, (to name a few), if you need to see a medical specialist. Medical tourism is also a growing industry in the Cayman Islands and there are a few private clinics and hospitals that specialise in cosmetic surgery, non-invasive procedures using stem cell technology and specialised cardiology procedures.

Health Insurance & Medical Access

No visitor to the Cayman Islands will be denied medical care, but you will either need to have health insurance that covers you while overseas or be able to pay out of pocket for treatment.

Accidents, Emergency & Medical Air Evacuations

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If you are experiencing a medical emergency, call 911. If medical intervention is necessary, you will be transferred directly to the GT Hospital by ambulance. If your condition is potentially life-threatening and treatment is unavailable or not commonly performed on-Island, you will be flown by air ambulance to a hospital in Florida or Jamaica (or your country of origin if medically feasible). Your level of health insurance coverage or ability to pay, will determine where you are sent.

Below are important emergency numbers to note:

Fire, police and ambulance: 911
Police headquarters: (345) 949 4222
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If you have a non-acute medical condition such as the flu or badly infected bug bites, the best option is to book an appointment with one of the many private family doctors or general practitioners (GP)

Many GP clinics also have paediatricians on staff and there are even a few clinics that specialise solely in paediatric medicine. The George Town Hospital, Health City and Doctor's Hospital also have paediatricians on staff.

All the GPs and family doctors in Cayman speak English and most have been either trained in the United States or the United Kingdom. If English is not your first language, there are a few GPs that are fluent in other languages such as Spanish, German, French and Mandarin.

Below are some suggestions for family doctors or GPs who also have dedicated paediatricians on their teams.

In the unfortunate event that you have a child who falls ill whilst visiting the Cayman Islands, urgent-care walk-in medical centre Total Health has a qualified pediatrician on staff as well as a range of family medical specialists.

Doctors Express ensures premium quality services tailored for families, providing a comfortable and tranquil environment. Employing highly skilled emergency medicine specialists, general practitioners and clinical staff, the establishment prioritises delivering concierge-level service and compassionate care.

Did you know?

Consultation with Angela Healthcare in the first instance will be via a Telemedicine link

Angela Healthcare operates as a subscription-based, on-demand healthcare delivery platform. They offer convenient and affordable medical care for both residents and tourists. Completely mobile, they bring a range of medical and pharmaceutical services directly to homes, hotel rooms, or condominiums.


There are many dental specialists in the Cayman Islands. Whether you require emergency dental care, surgery or a cosmetic consultation, there are many dental specialists to choose from. 

Total Health


Total Health offers exceptional dental care, diagnosed and treated with cutting-edge technology and a compassionate approach. They ensure a comfortable and effective dental experience.

Pharmacies in Grand Cayman

There are many pharmacies located on Grand Cayman. Some medical clinics have small pharmacies in the same building, and all major supermarkets have pharmacies within the store or right next door. All pharmacies are open from Monday through Saturday, and a few are open on Sunday.

Kirk Pharmacy offers convenience and friendly, expert pharmacists whose priority is the health and well being of every customer. They provide private consultations, easy online refills, as well as the ability to transfer your prescriptions from one pharmacy to another. They aslo have a pill packing service for customers who have multiple daily medications to take.

Total Health Pharmacy, situated in the Grand Pavilion on West Bay Road, offers a comprehensive range of prescription medications and over-the-counter (OTC) products. Operating hours are from 8 AM to 8 PM, Monday through Saturday.

Other Pharmacies

Healthcare Pharmacy, Seven Mile Beach (345) 949 8900, Grand Harbour (345) 947-8900 (Open Sunday)
George Town Hospital Pharmacy, George Town (345) 244 2715
Foster's Airport Pharmacy, George Town (345) 926 7485
Foster's Camana Bay Pharmacy, Seven Mile Beach (345) 926 7486
Valu-Med Pharmacy, Walkers Rd, George Town (345) 946 5511 (Open Sunday)

Time Saver

If the clinic you visit doesn't have an on-site pharmacy, have them phone or email through your prescription to your outlet of choice. This way you can collect it at your convenience without having to wait.


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