Saint Lucia is a beautiful Caribbean island in the Windward Island chain of the Lesser Antilles. Many expats find that this island offers more affordable living standards along with lush mountains, friendly locals and great food and beaches. More and more expatriates are choosing to move to Saint Lucia and enjoy the tropical weather and island lifestyle. The island is very popular with divers and is a regular cruise ship destination. The official language is English, but most speak Creole French.
Healthcare in Saint Lucia
The country is known for its healthy population and above average life expectancy compared to other Caribbean Islands. Most locals in Saint Lucia will be covered by the public systems, but most expatriates living there will want to obtain private medical care that will cover them both in Saint Lucia, but also worldwide. It will also be wise to consider having a global medical plan that covers medical treatment in the USA along with evacuation and repatriation as this probably won’t be offered by a local private plan.
Expats should seek medical advice on vaccinations before travelling to Saint Lucia and be aware of common insect-related diseases. There are two main hospitals on the island and medical care in the more remote areas is quite limited.
Insurance for Expatriates in Saint Lucia
Expat Financial has a great deal of experience in sourcing international insurance plans for individual expatriates and expat employers in countries such as Saint Lucia. The insurers we work with can provide excellent global medical coverage for select local nationals that will allow for global medical coverage that includes the United States.
Here is a list of different types of insurance coverage you will want if you are planning to become an expatriate in St Lucia:
- International Health Insurance
- Expat Life and Disability Insurance
- Travel Insurance
- Evacuation Coverage
- Group Expat Insurance Plans
If you require a quote for insurance, contact Expat Financial today for a quote. Contact one of our advisors today to learn more.