Turks and Caicos is one of many British overseas territories in the Caribbean and is a popular spot for expats and tourists because of the climate, beaches and lifestyle. The economy relies heavily on the offshore finance industry. Most tourists visit the main area of Providenciales, nicknamed Provo. The country has strong ties with Canada. The Turks and Caicos Islands have a small population and the capital is Cockburn Town on Grand Turk. The crime rate on the island is quite low compared to other parts of the Caribbean, but one should exercise standard precautions, especially at night.
Healthcare in Turks and Caicos
The government on the island has implemented comprehensive health services programs that provide a focus on lifestyle and wellness initiatives for the general population. Providenciales has good medical facilities and day to day healthcare and emergency services are handled by private clinics. There is also a hospital, Cheshire Hall Medical Centre, which many of the services that one would find in the USA or Canada. There are pharmacies and dental offices available for expats and tourists alike. Any major illness that an expat incurs will most likely require medical treatment in the United States as the island can’t match the health services found on the mainland.
Insurance for Expatriates in Turks and Caicos
Most health insurance and care are provided by employers in Turks and Caicos. The government has instituted a National Health Insurance programs that insure the entire population against meeting the costs associated with ill health and injuries. However, most expatriates and especially visitors will be responsible for obtaining adequate international health coverage from an insurance broker such as Expat Financial, especially if they want to receive coverage and treatment off the island and in the USA or Canada. Medical evacuation coverage for expats and tourists in Turks and Caicos is essential as most will want to seek treatment off the island for any major illnesses or injuries.
Here is a list of different types of insurance coverage you will want if you are planning to become an expatriate in Turks and Caicos:
- International Health Insurance
- Expat Life and Disability Insurance
- Travel Insurance
- Evacuation Coverage
- Group Expat Insurance Plans
Expat Financial can source international health insurance for select local nationals in the Dominican Republic from one of the select large global insurance companies we work with. If you require a quote for insurance coverage for expats in Turks and Caicos, contact Expat Financial today for a quote and to discuss your Turks health insurance requirements.