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Bahamas Medical Services

For most conditions medical care is excellent in Nassau and Freeport, but it is limited in other areas. Serious health problems requiring hospitalization and/or medical evacuation to the United States can cost thousands of dollars. Doctors and hospitals usually expect immediate cash payment for health services. Persons with serious or life-threatening conditions normally must be airlifted to hospitals in the United States for treatment. Check with your own insurance company to confirm whether your policy applies in the Bahamas (U.S. Medicare and Medicaid programs do not provide payment for medical services outside the United States.) Check to see whether payment will be made to the overseas hospital or doctor or if you will be reimbursed later for the expenses that you incur. Some insurance policies also include coverage for psychiatric treatment and for disposition of remains in the event of death.

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