Being admitted to hospital in Guyana
Hospitals and doctors often require payment “up front” or proof of insurance prior to service or admission. Most hospitals and medical professionals require cash payment. Psychological and psychiatric services are limited.
Ambulance services are not widely available, especially in remote parts of the country. Training and availability of emergency responders may be below US standards. Ambulance services are not equipped with state-of-the-art medical equipment and are not staffed with trained paramedics and/or often have little or no medical equipment. Injured or seriously ill travelers are often taken to nearest hospital by taxi or private vehicle.
For emergency services in Guyana, dial 913.