The country has strong ties with Canada. 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.
The government on the island has implemented a comprehensive health services programs that provides 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.
Most health insurance and care is provided by employers in Turks and Caicos. The government has instituted a National Health Insurance programs that that insures 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.