Country: The Cayman Islands are located in the western Caribbean. It is a British Overseas Territory comprised of three islands: Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac and Little Cayman. Its capital is Georgetown and the official language is English.
To access emergency services: Dial 911
Currency: Cayman Islands dollar (KYD)
Recommended immunizations and vaccines for travelers: Before traveling to the Cayman Islands, ask your doctor what vaccines are recommended. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) are excellent resources as well.
Insurance: Find out in advance if your insurance plan will make payments directly to providers or reimburse you later for overseas health expenditures.
It is also worth ensuring your travel insurance will cover ambulances or transport either home or to more advanced medical facilities, if needed. Not all insurance covers emergency medical evacu¬ation home or to a hospital in a major city, which may be the only way to receive medical attention in a serious emergency.
Source: International Association for Medical Assistance to Travelers
What to expect in a Cayman Islands hospital: A broad range of medical services are available on Grand Cayman, with three fully equipped hospitals, numerous clinics and many private specialist doctors and general practitioners. The Island has technologically advanced excellence in cardiac surgery, chemotherapy, hospice care and in-home nursing. Health care and medications, however, are costly, so it is essential that you either have a health insurance policy in force if you are visiting, or health insurance coverage if you are resident. In fact, health insurance for residents is mandatory.
Contact your embassy/consulate: When in doubt, your country’s embassy is a good resource to turn to for medical assistance guidance.
JCI-accredited hospitals/clinics in the Cayman Islands: To read about specific facilities which are JCI-accredited, visit the Hospital Search section.
The Cayman Islands - specific helpful health resources:
Travel health notices: Visit the CDC or the WHO for up-to-date travel notices.