From your very first phone call to our offices, you’ll notice something different about the way we do business. At the Bahamas Medical Center…you matter…and it shows!
We promise savings on everything from dental care to knee replacements, fertility treatments, anti-aging services and more. Call to discover how we can save you money in The Bahamas.
Remember…this is your medical vacation. We’ve selected some of the best hotels and resorts in The Bahamas to take good care of you when you’re not with us.
Things to Do/See
White and pink sand beaches, superb dining, international shopping and loads of interesting cultural sites make The Bahamas a leading vacation destination. Make sure to plan some time to enjoy the best The Bahamas has to offer.
Prepare for Your Medical Vacation
Thousands of patients come to The Bahamas for medical care every year. We have the details on what you’ll need to pack to be prepared for your medical vacation.
Learn about the wide variety of insurance plans accepted at Bahamas Medical Center. If you don’t see your insurance listed…let us know! We’ll see if we can bring them on board.
How to Prepare for Your Medical Vacation
Planning and preparing for your Bahamas medical vacation is easy once you know what to do. That’s why we’ve developed a quick checklist to help you get prepared for a successful medical tourism experience in The Bahamas.
• Have a valid passport.
Your passport should be valid for at least another 6 months from your date of travel. If it is about to expire…get it renewed before you travel. If you are coming from the US or Canada, there is no need for a visa to visit The Bahamas.
• Purchase travel insurance.
Travel insurance protects you against unseen events, like hurricanes, cancelled flights, delayed flights, lost baggage, theft etc. The cost for good travel insurance is generally worth the sense of security it provides. www.travelguard.com
• Consider medical tourism insurance.
While the doctors at Bahamas Medical Center are Board Certified and recognized for their excellence, some patients prefer to insure their medical travel for complete safety and peace of mind. Affordable medical tourism insurance options are available through Trish Freeman: Medical Tourism Insurance Specialist:
• Pack for warm weather.
The Bahamas is a warm weather destination 365 days a year. Pack shorts, comfortable clothes, sandals, tennis shoes, swimming suits and plenty of sunscreen. If you forget anything…don’t worry. Shopping in The Bahamas is like shopping in the US or Canada. We have it all. Make sure to bring your camera to record your incredible experience in The Bahamas! A travel guide book is also helpful to help you get acquainted with the charms of our amazing islands.
• US Dollars are accepted everywhere in The Bahamas.
ATMs are plentiful throughout the tourist areas. It’s very easy to withdraw cash at these locations or to pay with your credit card.
• Bring important medical documents with you, such as x-rays, MRI reports, and any important information that your doctors and medical team should know.
A medical summary is very helpful to pack in case of any emergency during your travels. (A medical summary is actually a good thing to carry with you whenever you travel…not just on medical vacations!)
• Bring an extra pair of glasses or contact lenses …just in case.
It doesn’t happen often, but luggage gets lost, glasses break…so it’s good to have a back-up!
• Make photocopies of your passport and immunization records, and keep them in a separate location.
It’s a lot easier to get a replacement of your passport if you’ve got a copy.
• Carry enough medication to last through your trip.
If you are coming to the Bahamas for one week, bring enough medication to last two weeks in case of any problems. You also need to protect your medication(s) from things like humidity and heat.
• No vaccinations are needed to enter The Bahamas.
The Bahamas is very safe and has minimal health risks. But it makes good sense to make sure your vaccinations are up to date. For more information about these vaccinations, please visit the CDC website at: http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/the-bahamas/