Healthcare services in the Turks and Caicos Islands changed dramatically in the past decade and continue to be scaled up.
In 2010, two modern centers, known collectively as Turks and Caicos Islands Hospital, opened their doors on Providenciales and Grand Turk. Developed through a public-private partnership with InterHealth Canada (TCI) Ltd, the modern hospitals improved the delivery of multiple levels of care on island.
Both are acute-care facilities with emergency departments, maternity services, operating theaters, recovery rooms, dialysis units and family practice clinics. Core staff cover the major fields of modern medicine, but regular visiting consultants expand those capabilities.
The nation also operates several primary health care clinics on various islands, offering services such as maternal and child health, communicable disease prevention and control, nutrition, acute and chronic medical care, home visits, school immunizations and health education.
Additionally, a number of private physicians, dentists, dermatologists and other healthcare professions offer services locally.