Primary Health Care

 

Healthcare in Montserrat is provided in two main ways: Primary Care (community services) and Secondary Care (hospitals and specialist referrals).

Primary Care is the day-to-day healthcare available in every local area and the first place people go when they need health advice or treatment. It’s the first stop for symptoms that are new or for concerns about physical or mental health.

Primary care includes:
•    Doctor’s clinic at the district clinics
•    Pharmacy (located at the hospital)
•    community and practice nurses
•    community midwives and health visitors
•    family planning or sexual health clinics
•    dentists
•    some specialist service such as ophthalmology and hearing care

Our Primary Health Care system also includes the Dental Clinic, the Environmental Health Department, the Health Promotion Unit, the Nutrition Department and Mental Health.

Primary care professionals – such as community nurses or doctors who are the district clinic’s medical officers – help take care of the basics of care, focusing on preventing illness, making diagnoses (working out what the problem is), and treating conditions that don’t need hospital care. They also look after pregnant women (antenatal care). As they’re usually the first professionals people go to see when they’re unwell or hurt, they’re considered ‘primary’.

District Clinics

Primary Healthcare services are provided for the community at the district clinics. There is an emphasis on preventative health care but curative treatment is also given. Referrals from the clinic are made when needed to hospital, other specialists, or agencies, including the Social Services Department.

Opening Hours: Monday- Friday between 8am – 4 pm

Contact your district clinic for more information:

St. John’s Clinic
Tel: (664) 491-5218

Cudjoe Head Clinic
Tel: (664) 491- 5258

St. Peter’s Clinic
Tel: (664) 491-5436

Salem Clinic
Tel: (664) 491-5256

There is a weekly doctor’s clinic at each clinic, the weekly clinic schedule can be viewed here.

Dental Clinic

The dental clinic provides basic oral health services , including the following:-

  • Scaling and polishing
  • Dental sealants
  • Fluoride treatment
  • Extractions
  • Root canal treatments
  • We also provide oral health education

Opening Hours: Monday- Friday 8 am – 4 pm

Dental Surgeon – Dr Coretta Fergus

St John’s
Tel: (664) 491-7404