French Polynesia provides a range of high-quality medical services and infrastructure. French Polynesia Hospital Center, located in Tahiti, is equipped with the latest medical technology, making it a leading establishment in The Islands of Tahiti. Depending on the size of the population, each of the outlying islands has at least a hospital, medical dispensary, doctor’s office or nursing station, as well as emergency services. In the event of an emergency, patients are transferred by plane to Tahiti.

Medical services are readily available in The Islands of Tahiti. Large towns such as Papeete, Taravao (on the peninsula) and Uturoa in Raiatea, have hospitals and clinics. Most islands have at least a pharmacy or nursing station to take care of the medical needs of the population.

Obligatory for all visitors

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