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 Ext. 2283
Opening hours: 24 hours
Follow the links below for locations of health facilities throughout Trinidad and Tobago.

Health Facilities in the North Central Region
Health Facilities in the North West Region
Health Facilities in the South West Region
Health Facilities in the Eastern Region  

Health Facilities in the Tobago Region

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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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