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When should you go to the Accident and Emergency (Casualty) Department at the Hospital?

You should go to the Accident and Emergency Department of the Hospital only when you have a life threatening accident/incident or emergency such as:

  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • Gunshot or chop wounds
  • Severe bleeding
  • Asthmatic attacks
  • Allergic reactions
  • Severe chest pain
  • Near drowning
  • Falls or blows to the head
  • High fever in babies and toddlers
  • Excessive vomiting in adults and children
  • Severe abdominal pain
  • Severe burns
  • Overdose of pills
  • Ingestion of toxic substances

Accident and Emergency (Casualty) Department are located at:

  • Port of Spain and San Fernando General Hospitals
  • Sangre Grande and Scarborough Regional Hospitals
  • Point Fortin Area Hospital
  • Paediatric Department of the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex
  • District Health Facilities


When should you go to a District Health Facility?

District Health Facilities are open twenty-four hours a day, offering Accident and Emergency and General Practice services.

District Health Facilities offer:

  • Pharmacy services
  • Radiology (X-ray and ultrasound) services
  • Dental services for children and adults at some facilities
  • Specialists clinics for chronic and or lifestyle diseases
  • Ante-natal and post-natal clinics
  • Family Planning clinic
  • Child health clinic
  • Health Promotion fitness programmes

Check with the District Facility nearest you, to find out what services are available.


District Health Facilities are located at:

  • Arima
  • Mayaro
  • Chaguanas
  • Couva
  • Princes Town

When you should you go to your local Health Centre?

Health Centres provide services from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm while in some instances the closing time is 6:00 pm. They are focused on the prevention and treatment of common diseases and injuries, basic emergency services, referral to/coordination with other levels of care (such as hospitals and specialist care), primary mental health, palliative and end-of-life care, health promotion and healthy child development.

The range of clinic services offered at Health Centres are as follows:

Ante-natal, Cervical, Child Welfare, Chronic Disease, Counseling and Welfare, Dental Extractions, Diabetic, Dressings, ECG, Family planning, General Practice, Hansen's Clinic, Home Visits, Pap Smear, Pediatric, Pre/Post Natal, HIV Testing and Counselling, Pyschiatric, School Visits, Skin/Wellness clinic and Substance Abuse counseling and Prevention.

Contacts for District Health Facilities and County Medical Offices

District Health Facilities

  • Arima - (868)-667-4715
  • Mayaro – (868)-630-1258
  • Chaguanas – (868)-665-8598
  • Couva – (868)-636-4033
  • Princes Town – (868)-667-4715

County Medical Offices

  • St. George West - (868)-624-3439
  • St. George Central - (868)-675-5281 / (868)-675-5272
  • St. George East - (868)-667-3693
  • Caroni - (868)-636-3690 / (868)-636-3691
  • St. Andrew / St. David - (868)-668-2053 / (868)-668-2055
  • Nariva / Mayaro - (868)-222-5005
  • Victoria - (868)-652-2016 / (868)-653-0515
  • St. Patrick - (868)-649-1227
  • Tobago - (868)-639-3751

Quality Coordinators:

  • Port of Spain General Hosp. - (868)-627-2659 ext. 2576
  • St. Ann's Hospital - (868)-624-1151 ext. 203
  • St. James Medical Complex - (868)-769-7404
  • San Fernando General Hosp. - (868)-652-3581 ext. 2850
  • Area Hospital, Point Fortin - (868)-648-4511
  • Sangre Grande Hospital - (868)-668-2273 ext. 222


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