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In the event of a serious medical emergency, if you require an ambulance, contact Emergency Health Services to be taken to the nearest public hospital.
Followed by Options: Dial # 1 for NON Emergency help - including help with finding general addresses, phone numbers etc
Dial #2 is FOR EMERGENCY HELP.... all emergency services, ambulance, fire, police etc.
While the public health care system in Trinidad/Tobago is generally considered lower than many private institutions, in many cases they are best suited to handle serious emergencies.
Depending on the nature of the emergency, you may choose to visit one of the many private hospitals.
St. Clair Medical, POS
|West Shore Medical, West Moorings||622-9878|
|St. Augustine Hospital, St. Augustine||663-7274|
|Gulf View Medical, San Fernando||652-7102|
|SDA Hospital, Cocorite||622-1191|
|SDA Hospital, Siparia||649-0104|
|SDA Hospital, Tobago||639-4014|
|SDA Hospital, Princes Town||655-8096|
Most have 24-hour walk-in emergency service including dental. Be prepared to pay a deposit before you can be admitted or even examined. For a full listing of private hospitals, check the Yellow Pages under 'Hospitals'
In the event of a police emergency the phone number for Trinidad & Tobago is 999 (not 911).
In the event of a fire , dial 990
In some circumstances, you may wish to contact your embassy or diplomatic mission. Contact numbers for some of the embassies in Trinidad are:
|British High Commission||622-2748|
|Canadian High Commission||622-6232|
A full listing of Diplomatic Missions in Trinidad can be found in Blue Pages at the front of the telephone Directory.
*Note - The police in TnT often drive with their flashing lights on. If they want you to pull over they will sound their siren.