Paediatric (Children's) Healthcare Services

Healthcare is provided free of charge to all children under 16 years of age in Trinidad and Tobago, including non-nationals. This includes every type of healthcare, from vaccination to surgery to intensive care.

How do I access paediatric healthcare?

Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian when visiting any health facility. Patients are dealt with on a walk-in basis - there is no need to make an appointment. On arrival, it is necessary to complete the patient registration form provided by the attending nurse.

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What documentation do I need?

No documentation is necessary; however, parents are encouraged to bring their child's immunisation card.

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Where do I go to access paediatric healthcare services?

Children are treated on an outpatient basis at all health facilities. However, children are admitted for over-night stays only at the Wendy Fitzwilliam Paediatric Hospital.

Wendy Fitzwilliam Paediatric Hospital
Building 5
Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex
Uriah Butler Highway
Champs Fleurs
Trinidad, West Indies
Tel. (868) 645-2640/225-4673 Ext. 2488
Opening hours: 24 hours

Please visit Public Health Facilities for a list of the public health facilities available in Trinidad and Tobago. 

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Where can I find more information?

For more information please visit the Ministry of Health website at the link below, or contact:
The Ministry of Health
Corner of Park and Edward Streets
Port of Spain
Trinidad, West Indies
Tel. (868) 627-0010-2
Opening hours: Monday to Friday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, except public holidays.

Ministry of Health website

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