When people plan their vacation destination:
An important consideration can be the availability of good medical care in the event of an illness or accident. Those concerned about these health issues can rest assured when considering Aruba.
Many Hotels are equipped with handicapped facilities and tourists have the possibility of renting a large assortment of health care products such as wheelchairs (both standard and electric) walkers, crutches, bed pans, concentrators, scooters etc.
Aruba is well equipped to handle virtually every medical problem. In unique cases where the island’s own medical services do not cover the emergency, a patient can be quickly airlifted to nearby facilities (i.e. In Curacao).
Aruba boasts the Dr. Horacio Oduber Hospital, a medical facility equipped with reputable medical staff, 280 beds and modern equipment. The hospital, opened in 1976, is located across from Punta Brabo Beach, and is within walking distance of some of the hotel district. It functions as a general hospital with established ties to the U.S., Colombian, Venezuelan, Puerto Rican, and Dutch hospitals for specialized treatment and care.
Most of the hotels in Aruba have a consulting General Practitioner. In case of emergency at the Hotel, the front desk personnel can contact the hotel physician who will direct the patient to the hospital if necessary.
In case of an emergency outside the hotel all travelers can go to the emergency room where they will be attended. The Emergency Department has an attending physician on site 24 hours a day. The medical specialists are on call. The facility is wheelchair accessible. Services such as oxygen tanks and hemodialysis are available.