Patients may be referred to overseas hospitals for specific treatments that are either unavailable or not commonly performed on-Island. Premature babies, those visiting specialists or having complicated surgery, as well as those injured in a bad accident, are often airlifted to Florida for treatment.
Thankfully, Cayman benefits from a state-of-the-art hospital which specialises in cardiology. See Health City Cayman Islands in our Local Hospitals section. Check with your insurance company about in-network services abroad or for pre-approval of treatment, otherwise you may be required to pay the full amount up front.
Two overseas hospitals, Baptist Health International and Cancer Treatment Centers of America, have offices in Grand Cayman.
For those who need financial assistance to cover medial bills and overseas treatment, the Cayman Islands Government offers medical loans and financial assistance.