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Medical Care in Aruba

Basics of Aruba Medical Care

  • If you have a medical emergency, you should immediately call 911 or go to the emergency room of Dr. Horacio Oduber Hospital (+297-527-4000), located just a few minutes from the hotel sector.
  • Urgent Care Aruba provides treatment for any condition that is not life-threatening.
  • All hotels have a doctor on call 24/7; contact your hotel front desk for more information.
  • Be sure to bring all your prescription medicine with you. Foreign prescriptions cannot be filled in Aruba. It will be necessary to make an appointment with a house doctor who can provide you with a local prescription for your medicine or an equivalent.


Dr. Horacio Oduber Hospital

Address: Dr. Horacio E. Oduber Hospital Boulevard #1, Oranjestad, Aruba

Phone: +297-527-4000

Fax: +297-587-0321


This 280-bed hospital is equipped with a reputable medical staff and modern equipment. The hospital, which opened in 1976, is located across from Costa Linda Beach Resort and the Alhambra Casino. Services such as oxygen tanks and hemodialysis are available. It functions as a general hospital with established ties to hospitals in the US, Colombia, Venezuela, Puerto Rico, and the Netherlands for specialized treatment and care. The hospital provides emergency care as well as specialists in a wide range of fields.


ImSan (Instituto Medico San Nicolas)

Address: Pastoor Hendrikstraat 10, San Nicolas, Aruba

Phone: +297-524-8833


This medical center is equipped with a reputable medical staff and modern medical equipment. Consulting hours are Monday to Friday, 8 am – 12 pm and 3 pm – 5 pm. Emergency assistance is available 24 hours, seven days a week.


Pro-Air Ambulance Service

Phone: +297-592-9050; +297-993-3226

Email: [email protected]

Pro-Air Ambulance is certified to fly to all cities in the United States. Their aircraft, equipped with an ICU unit, can provide medical personnel for the flight. Pro-Air makes arrangements for ambulance service to the airport and handles all customs and immigration procedures in Aruba and at the destination.