Health & Medical

Details of essential medical and health care facilities on Tobago

Sign for Speyside Health Centre

There are currently no compulsory vaccination requirements for entry to Trinidad & Tobago. However, in common with travel to all tropical countries, vaccinations against Hepatitis A and Yellow Fever are recommended and you should be revaccinated against Tetanus-Diptheria every 10 years.

Vaccination against Hepatitis B is STRONGLY recommended if you envisage intimate contact with a local while on Trinidad or Tobago. The islands have been declared rabies-free, so vaccination is no longer necessary.

Tobago medical facilities are more limited than we are used to in Europe and North America - but not the care given. A visitor we met spent some days in the hospital after a heart attack. He reported that the care was first class, but the building left an awful lot to be desired.

A new Tobago Regional Hospital is being built just north of the Claude Noel Highwa, opposite Lambeau. This will replace the old building which is located next to Fort King George, between Scarborough town centre and Bacolet. The hospital can be contacted on 631-2551/2552.

All complex medical cases are transferred to Trinidad, where excellent State and private medical facilities exist. Ambulance services on Tobago are limited, with an ambulance service depot at Scarborough servicing the south and centre of the island and a depot at Roxborough servicing the north of the island.

It is very important that all visitors ensure that they have adequate medical insurance. Check to ensure that this includes the possible cost of medical evacuation to your home country.

Children at Pigeon PointThe water on Tobago is safe to drink, but visitors accustomed to over-packaged and sanitised products should stick to bottled water. As anywhere in the world, those with slightly sensitive stomachs or immune systems may find a degree of sensitivity if they drink to much of the 'different' water over the first few days.

Visitors often suffer from an infection known as swimmer's ear due to constant immersion in sea water. Details and tips on how to avoid or treat this condition are given in our swimming article.

Another common problem, particularly during the wet months, are bites and irritations caused by mosquitoes, sand flies and other small insects. Full details are given in our insects article.

Your hotel will obviously be in the best position to tell you about local doctors, pharmacies and other health facilities. Visitors staying up-country should note that there are NO pharmacies or doctors based outside the populated south-west of the island shown on the following map:

Pharmacies

Name

Address

Tel.No

Telephone

Dove Drugs

Carnbee (in front of PennySavers)

639-2976

RECOMMENDED

Pharma-Rx Pharmacy

31 Wilson Road, Scarborough

631-1030

 

Ross Budget Drugs

Main Street, Scarborough

639-2658

 

Scarborough Drugs

Carrington St/Wilson Rd, Scarboro

639-4161

 

Sinanaan's Pharmacy

Milford Court, Bon Accord

660-8255

 

Tobago Pharmacy

31 Carrington Street, Scarborough

639-3784

 

Tsoi's Pharmacy

Scarborough Mall, Scarborough

639-3383

 

Uptown Drugs

Main Street, Scarborough

639-1426

 

Doctors

Name

Address

Tel.No

Telephone

Dr Agbeko

Address Unknown

639-6694

German speaking

Dr Denise Angus

Omada Center, E&M Building, 2nd Floor, Wilson Rd, Scarborough

635-1145

RECOMMENDED 

Dr Bailey

Milford Court, Bon Accord

639-0558

 

Dr Maria Dillon-Remy

Triangle Building, Scarborough

639-1115

Paediatric

Dr Francis Jacob

9 Young Street, Scarborough

639-5727

 

Dr Joseph

Breeze Hall Mall, Lower Scarborough

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Dr Kumar

Rocky Vale, Scarborough

639-3157

 

Dr Mentor Melville

Milford Court, Bon Accord

639-1722

 

Dr Mohamed

Aquatech Plaza, Carnbee

631-0533

RECOMMENDED 

Dr Amar Singh

Main Street, Scarborough

631-0533

Gynaecologist

Dr Gillian Wheeler

Triangle Building, Scarborough

639-1115

Paediatric - RECOMMENDED

Dr Victor Wheeler

Triangle Building, Scarborough

660-7382

Gynaecologist & Obstertician

Dentists

Name

Address

Tel.No

Telephone

Dr Patricia Aqui Niles

34 Carrington Street, Scarborough

639-6000

 

Dr Bert Archibald

Bacolet Street, Scarborough

639-2934

 

Family Dental Care

109 Sherwood Park, Carnbee

631-0902

 

Dr Addison Moore

2 Robinson Street, Scarborough

639-3568

RECOMMENDED

Oracare DentalCentre

Tateco House, Wilson Hs, Scarboro

660-6725

RECOMMENDED

Tobago Satellite Map

Enjoy interactive satellite maps of Tobago. If you have Google Earth download the map here. If not, click the map below to view in a browser window.

GBP = $8.51 

   USD = $6.00

EUR =  $7.14 

   CAD = $5.14

  Mid-market rates per XE.com

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