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Medical Assistance

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.

Medical care is much more limited than in the United States. Comprehensive but basic emergency medical services are located only in Kingston and Montego Bay, and smaller public hospitals are located in each parish. The availability of prescription drugs, emergency medical care, and ambulance services are limited in outlying parishes. Ambulance service is limited both in the quality of emergency care and in the availability of vehicles in remote parts of the country. Serious medical problems requiring hospitalization and/or medical evacuation to the United States can cost 15,000 – 20,000 USD or more. Private doctors and hospitals in Jamaica often require cash payment prior to providing services, even in emergency cases.

You may wish to download a list of doctors and medical facilities (PDF 467 KB) in Jamaica. Here is the list for medical facilities and doctors (PDF 520 KB) in the Cayman Islands. At your request, a consular officer can also inform your family or friends of your situation.

Medical Evacuations

Please click the link below for a list of Medical Evacuation providers that have been used by U.S. citizens in the past. Be aware that there are companies purporting to offer Medical Evacuation services in Jamaica which do not actually have the capability to do a medical evacuation. These companies often have few resources and act as middle men with legitimate companies at an additional significant cost. If you encounter a company that is not on the U.S. Embassy’s list, please contact the American Citizen Services Section of the U.S. Embassy at 702-6486 or at KingstonACS@state.gov for assistance. DO NOT provide your credit card number to a company that you have not confirmed is a legitimate Medical Evacuation provider.

List of Air Ambulance and Medical Evacuations Providers (PDF 446 KB). Please contact the companies directly.