Comparitively speaking, Barbados has one of the highest standards of health care in the Eastern Caribbean. The main Government operated health care facilities are the 600- bed Queen Elizabeth Hospital, a general hospital which offers specialised care in such areas as gynecology, pediatrics, obstetrics, plastic surgery, radiology, radiography, psychotherapy; and the 627- bed Psychiatric Hospital responsible for mental health care.

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital in the city and can be contacted for emergencies by dialing 511 on a local touch tone phone.

The QEH's information is immiediately below.

Martindales Road
St. Michael
Tel: (246) 436-6450
Fax: (246) 429-5374

There are also eight government Polyclinics providing free medical attention for minor ailments, and dental treatment in some cases; five Geriatric Hospitals for care and treatment of the elderly; a network of Child Care facilities operated by the Child Care Board; and a National Nutrition Centre. 

Bayview Hospital is another outstanding facility and this is privately owned.

St. Paul’s Avenue
St. Michael
Tel: (246) 436-5446
Fax: (246) 429-3081

The Sparman Clinic offer general medical care and also specialize in interventional cardiology. It is privately owned. The Sparman clinic has a 7 bed private ward and operating theatre and facilities for cardiac care, as well as a team of staff who can cater for all general medical needs 24hrs a day 7days a week.

The Sparman Clinic
4, 6th Avenue,
St Michael,
Tel: 62HEART(43278)
Fax: 1.246.624.3275
Toll Free: 1-800-744-7727


The health care system is supported by well qualified doctors and nurses trained at leading institutions around the world. Doctors and their specialisations are listed in the Yellow Pages of the Barbados Telephone Directory. 

Pharmacies exist in most locations.  Where you need medicines which require a prescription in your own country, you may be able to get refills if needed during your vacation by presenting the packet to the pharmacist. 

DASAE Pharmacy
4, 6th Avenue,
St Michael,
Tel: (246) 620-4052
Fax: (246) 624-3275

Business Hours: MON-FRI: 9am-5pm; SAT: 9AM-1PM; SUN: CLOSED
DELIVERIES: Mon-Fri  8am-4pm