Healthcare in St. Kitts
The Joseph N. France General Hospital serves the St. Kitts population. Many physicians have been trained in the US, Canada, or the United Kingdom. Specialties include: surgery, pediatrics, obstetrics, family practice, and internal medicine. Hospital services are available for emergencies, but overall care is very basic. The pharmacy and x-ray department are closed after 4 pm and on weekends.
Students/faculty with severe health problems are evacuated to the nearest healthcare facility in Miami or Puerto Rico, or in some cases, to their home cities.
Medical Emergency/After Hours Phone Numbers
In the event of a medical emergency, call 911, 466-8735 (EMS direct line) for ambulance response, or the hospital at 465-2551.
The on-call emergency nurse can be reached at 662-6235. If the nurse is unavailable, call Elpida Artemiou at 465-2453 (secondary number 662-6550).
If Elpida Artemiou is also unavailable, proceed to contact a member of the Dean’s Council directly.
There are several pharmacies in St. Kitts where you may obtain medications. It is necessary to have your prescriptions prescribed by a local doctor. It is illegal to import controlled drugs/medications into St. Kitts. Please let us know what medications you may be taking so that we can assist you in obtaining them. Contact us if you have any questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
Medical Evacuation of Students
The policy of Ross University considers the health and well being of its students to be of the highest priority. The University provides medical health insurance with evacuation service for all students. A student may waive this for coverage comparable to the Student Resource Plan.
If it becomes necessary for a student to become evacuated, it is usually to one of the major health facilities in Miami, Florida, or San Juan, Puerto Rico. In some instances, you may evacuated directly to your home city.