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Aruba has excellent medical centres and a state-of-the-art hospitals to handle any emergency during your holiday.
When choosing Aruba as your holiday destination, rest assured that when it comes to medical emergencies, such as a sudden illness or an accident, you are in good hands.
Our hotels are equipped with handicapped facilities and Aruba has multiple organisations that offer healthcare products, such as (beach) wheelchairs, crutches, concentrators, scooters and bedpans, for our visitors with special needs. Most hotels have medical doctors and dentists on call and appointments can be made through your hotel's front desk.
Aruba has three modern medical centres spread out over the island, the Dr. Horacio Oduber hospital which functions as Aruba's general hospital in Oranjestad, the private Urgent Care Clinic in Noord and the Centro Medico Rudy Engelbrecht in San Nicolas. If you cannot be treated here, the Aruba hospital does offer overseas care with, among others, American, Colombian and Dutch hospitals and the patient will be quickly airlifted by air ambulance. Be aware that not all insurances are accepted here so you may possibly have to pay for your doctor or hospital visit by cash or credit card.
In case of emergencies, one chemist’s in each district is open for 24 hours on a rotating basis, but they cannot fill a prescription from a doctor who is not practising on the island. They will, however, advise you on how to obtain one if necessary.
Fire brigade and ambulance: 911
Hospital in Oranjestad: +297 527 4000
Medical Centre in San Nicolas: +297 524 8833
Our Horacio Oduber Hospital boasts a 280-bed hospital equipped with reputable medical staff and modern equipment. The hospital, which opened in 1976, is located opposite the Costa Linda Beach Resort and the Alhambra Bazaar and Casino. Services such as oxygen tanks and haemodialysis are available. It functions as a general hospital with established ties to the U.S., Colombian, Venezuelan, Puerto Rican and Dutch hospitals for specialised treatment and care. The hospital does offer overseas medium cardiac care, haemodialysis and emergency care as well as provide specialists in a wide range of fields. In case of an emergency all travellers can go to accident and emergency, where they will be attended. The Emergency Department has an attending physician on site 24 hours a day. Medical specialists are on call. The facility is wheelchair accessible. For information on any special medical needs, please contact Dr. Horacio Oduber Hospital, Sasakiweg, Aruba. Tel: (297) 527-4000 Fax: (297) 587-0321.
For more information visit http://www.arubahospital.com/index.php/practical-info/international-patients
The Pro-Air Ambulance service is certified to fly to all cities in the United States. Their aircraft, equipped as an ICU unit, can provide medical personnel for the flight. Pro-Air makes arrangements for ambulance services to the airport and handles all customs and immigration procedures both in Aruba and at the destination. Payment can be made by insurance that covers air ambulance transport, credit card and bank transfer. Contact Pro-Air Ambulance by phone on Tel: (297) 592-9050 or +(297) 593 3226 or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Centro Medico: Dr. Rudy Engelbrecht is located in San Nicolas and is equipped with a reputable medical staff and modern medical equipment. Consulting hours are Monday to Friday 8 am to 12 pm and 3 pm to 5 pm. Emergency assistance is available 24 hours, seven days a week. All physicians are licensed and certified in Holland and the United States, with some from South America. The attending nurses have received their degrees either in Holland, the US or locally. The local in-service training is Dutch certified. The principal operating language in the hospital is Dutch. English is widely spoken and written as well as Papiamento and Spanish.
Centro Medico: Dr. Rudy Engelbrecht has specialised staff in many fields, including the following: Anaesthesiology, Cardiology, Dermatology, Gynaecology, Haemodialysis, Internal Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Obstetrics, Ophthalmology, Orthopaedic Surgery, Otolaryngology, Pain Management, Paediatrics, Plastic surgery, Psychiatry, Radiology, Surgery and Urology.
For further information visit the clinic at Pastoor Hendrikstraat 10, San Nicolaas. Tel: (297) 584-8833.
Urgent Care Aruba in Noord is a private clinic that offers immediate medical assistance for non life- threatening emergencies. With no appointment necessary and a 24/7 availability, their scope of care is vast and conditions they treat range from common symptoms to injuries. They also feature an onsite accredited and certified clinical laboratory. The clinic is equipped to treat the following conditions: Eye, ear, nose and throat conditions, pulmonary complaints, cardiovascular issues, gastrointestinal complaints, renal complaints, neurological disorders, gynaecology and women's health, paediatric complaints, infectious diseases, environmental injuries, endocrine issues, skin disorders, musculoskeletal complaints and wound care.
For further information please visit their website: www.urgentcare.aw or visit Urgent Care in Noord 63. Tel: (297) 5860448.
There are several equipment suppliers on Aruba where you can buy or rent medical equipment and/or health supplies. These companies offer a wide range of health products such as orthopaedic supplies, oxygen tanks and bath and safety supplies, while also offering wheelchair rentals, beach wheelchair rentals, mobility scooter rentals and other mobility products.
Complimentary delivery and pick up service to your hotel or holiday address are available.
The Labco Medical and Homecare Service NV have a close contact with the Dr. Horacio Oduber Hospital. Besides leasing or selling medical products, visitors have the possibility of renting products such as walkers, wheelchairs, hospital beds, crutches, commodes, side walkers and a complete system of oxygen therapy with cylinder or concentrators, as well as nebulisers. The Labco Medical and Homecare Service helps the physically disabled feel that they have a home away from home when it comes ts their care and special needs.
Labco Medical and Homecare Service N.V.
Fergusonstraat 52, P.O. Box 1147, Aruba
Tel: (297) 582-6651 (297) 583-7156 Fax: (297) 582-6567
24-Hour service is available. Free delivery. The company is affiliated with the American Home Healthcare Association as well as the National Oxygen Travel Services of America.
Essential Health Supplies caters to travellers and islanders alike who require mobility equipment in Aruba, such as mobility scooters, wheelchairs, beach wheelchairs, oxygen concentrators and a variety of other medical equipment and health supplies. Conveniently located opposite Aruba’s main hospital and in the centre of the hotel district, Essential carries a diversity of medical equipment for sale and for rent for travellers with disabilities, injuries or for travellers merely requiring more accessibility. Essential Health Supplies offers a quick and convenient option delivering all rentals free to all hotels, including in the evenings and at weekends. Essential is open from Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 6:00 pm and on Saturday from 10 am - 2:00 pm.
To contact us or book a rental call (297) 587-0940, or for delivery and emergency service outside business hours call (297) 563-0415.
LiteLife Medicab Aruba provides professional door-to-door medical transportation with trained driver-attendants for those in need of wheelchair and specialised transportation. They have four vans with hydraulic lifts and one with a ramp. Maximum of five persons per van.
For more information: email@example.com or Tel: (297) 585 9764 / Fax: (297) 585 9765
Adapted Happy Wheels rents beach wheelchairs that easily manoeuvre through sand and float in a pool or the sea. They will deliver to the client’s lodgings or their beach of choice. The mobi-chair allows ease of transfer to or from a wheelchair, entry into the water and exit from the chair while in the water.
For further information: firstname.lastname@example.org or Tel: (297) 568-4787 or (297) 600-4787.