Hospitals, Clinics and Medical Centers in Cuba
Please find below an extensive list of hospitals and health clinics in Cuba. At this time, we would suggest contacting them for more information. We do not endorse or provide any travel to or medical procedures in Cuba. This site is an information resource only at this time. For more Cuban hospitals contact info, patients' testimonies and experiences please see DOCTORCUBA FORUM. This is a community forum in which DOCTORCUBA visitors can ask questions, share suggestions and connect with Cuban doctors and other users from around the globe. Please note that many Cuban hospitals don't have their own websites yet and contact emails change often.
Cuban clinics. Modest accommodations, very professional folks (in Spanish)
William Soler Pediatric Hospital and Pediatric Cardiovascular Centre (Avenida San Francisco s/n entre B y C. Altahabana, La Habana, tel.++(53 7)578725/26/27/28-34) was inaugurated at the same time that the National Cardiopediatric Network, by Commander in chief Fidel Castro Ruz on August 25th, 1986. The first surgery was performed at the early date of October 27th, 1986.
This Cardiovascular hospital is the national reference center for pediatric cardiology and cardiovascular surgery, and the leading institution of the National Program for the Attention of Children with Heart Diseases.
The National Pediatric Cardiology Network provides health care coverage to children with heart disease in the country, ensuring continuity of care at all levels of the National Health System. This program is subordinated to the Mother and Child Department of the Ministry of Public Health. The Pediatric Cardiovascular Rehabilitation Program is a quality leap in the comprehensive care of patients, since 1992.
The teaching, research and scientific activities exhibit satisfactory results. The center is recognized in the world for the treatment of congenital cardiovascular ailments and also the in the introduction of new diagnostics, therapeutic and rehabilitation techniques.
One example is the broad range of scientific works, education and research that has been presented by its specialists in congresses and national and international events.
The main cancer centre in Cuba is the Havana-based Instituto de Oncología y Radiobiología(Calle 29, Esquina a F (esquina = corner), Vedado – Municipio Plaza, Ciudad de La Habana, Cuba tel.(537) 552577, 552587, 552578). In addition to having an outstanding record in cancer-based research, treatment and indeed prevention, this hospital is also incorporated into Cuba's Health Tourism program which facilitates overseas patients receiving care.
The National Institute of Oncology and Radiobiology of Cuba (INOR), in Havana, is dedicated for more than 50 years to the diagnosis, treatment and research of cancer, for which offers services of surgical oncology and other non-surgical and radiotherapy, chemotherapy, onco-pediatrics, neuro-oncology and psychology. Moreover, it has a pain clinic and practices nuclear medicine. It stands out for the introduction and development of advanced medical technologies, supporting the provision of treatments of the highest standards, comparable to those of prestigious institutions in developed countries. INOR also offers medical international services since 1995 and attended patients from more than 52 countries, mainly from American countries like Mexico, Venezuela, United States and Canada, and also from Europe.
The INOR, combining assistance, postgraduate teaching and research, advances in the introduction of technologies such as the PETSCAN for the diagnosis of lesions small tumor and inside operative radiotherapy.
It is the leading institute in Cuba in the oncology specialty. Its services are based on the highest ethical and human principles to improve patient's welfare and develop various actions of scientific dissemination. The center, along with the Departments of Clinical Laboratory and imaging, has surgical, clinical oncology, progressive care and trial research services. The treatment options include the utilization of conventional medicine, as well as natural methods.
Another novelty is the Cuban treatment for non-small cell lung cancer: therapeutic vaccine Cimavax, created by anti-tumor antibodies specific for this type of cancer. Cuba has national programs for control and prevention of the disease, that massive investigation of oral cancer, prostate, cervix and breast. Concerning the experience of treatment in more than 100 cases, specialists have proven that the vaccine improves respiratory symptoms and significantly reduces the size of the tumor, allowing raising their quality of life and survival of patients. But what make a distinction in the Institute in cancer treatment is the personalized attention and holistic approach and humanist of the procedure, as well as the high level of specialists and the cost lower for international customers of those other institutions of its kind in the world.
To enquire about whether or not CimaVax-EGF is being made available to foreign patients you can either send an email to the attn. of Dr. José Andres López Losada, at firstname.lastname@example.org , noting in the subject line "para Dr. Losada, jefe, Turismo de Salud," or you can call him at his direct office phone number at (537) 832-2202 should you wish to speak with him in person. Above find the address of the Hospital.
International Center of Neurological Restoration (CIREN)
website: www. ciren. cu, email: email@example.com, telfs.: (+53 7) 273 6003, 271 5823.
The International Center of Neurological Restoration (CIREN) founded on February 26th, 1989, is an avant-garde medical scientific institution with an area for basic investigation Programs.
It offers new knowledge by introducing and developing technologies in the neurosciences. CIREN also has an assistential area with two original therapeutic programs: Neurological Restoration and General Biologic Restoration – REBIOGER – that have both assisted with renewed success and updated approaches, thousands of patients from countries around the world.
At CIREN, most advanced minimal access surgical methods are performed by using stereotaxic techniques with automated planning and neuro-physiological tests by semi-micro-register on the neuronal activity. This development has made possible, that at CIREN, these issues are performed with a worldwide innovative character and exclusive form, as is the selective dorsolateral subtahalamotomy for the most efficient treatment of Parkinson's Diseases.
CIREN counts with an infrastructure of investigation, clinical and non-clinical services rigorously organized, as well as modern and comfortable hospital facilities equipped with technology and state-of-the-art instrumental, high-qualified professionals and a distinctive zeal of human warmth and consecration to the patient's care.
All medical scientific activity, paramedic and logistic support from CIREN – are performed through a continuous process evaluation and a complete control system of the total quality based on ISO9000.
National institute of Cardiology and Cardiovascular Surgery is the leading center for Cardiology and Cardiovascular Surgery.
For years, professionals of this center have been dedicated to in-depth research, assistance and teaching. This institute has trained and graduated generations of cardiologists and cardiovascular surgeons who multiplied the knowledge in the new institutions that have been gradually created in our country.
The missions of this institution is to provide patients a specialized health care service, ensuring the highest levels of responsiveness, quality and efficiency, together with its commitment to the training of new professionals and the incorporation them into biomedical research.
It also provides Cardiovascular Surgery, interventional Cardiology, Arrhythmia and pacemaker, cardiovascular Rehabilitation and Cardiovascular Surgery Rehabilitation services, among others.
Medical care, research and teaching are activities performed, strengthening communication and coordination with the different structures and levels of care of the Ministry of Public Health, Havana's University of Medical Sciences, the Ministry of Higher Education, the Academy of Sciences and other institutions.
The Institute of Cardiology and Cardiovascular Surgery commits its professionals to a policy of continuous improvement of the quality of care, encouraging motivation, promotion and individual satisfaction of all their workers.
The Cira Garcia Clinica (Calle 20 No. 4101, corner of Av. 41 and Playa; tel.: 204-2668 or 204-2811, 204-2489 website: www. cirag. cu, email: firstname.lastname@example.org). The Havana-based Cira Garcia health center, is now expanding services to compete with other similar centers in The Americas. The medical health care center offers services in all clinical and surgical specialties, along with pediatrics and gynecology. The institution was set up in the 1980s to offer health services to the diplomatic corps accredited in Havana. In the 1990s the facility began to assist not only foreign residents, but also those who came for medical attention in Cuba. Cira Garcia's portfolio covers both clinical and surgical specialties, and also services in the specialties of dentistry and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. It has a Progressive Care Unit (Intermediate and Intensive Care Units), a fully modernized Surgical Unit with four operating rooms for major surgery and two for minimally invasive surgery, and the post- anesthesia resuscitation section. Diagnostic services are guaranteed in their Clinical, Pathology and Microbiology laboratories and the Departments of Imaging and Applied Physiology. All these services are equipped with advanced technology. The human resource is composed of high level scientific health professionals, and is enriched with the permanent cooperation of collaborators in all specialties, belonging to prestigious health institutions of the Cuban capital. Guarantee of payment by foreign patient must be provided in advance.
Hermanos Amejeiras Clinical Surgical Hospital at San Lazaro no. 701 between Marques Gonzalez y Belascoain, Centro Habana; tel.: ++(53 7) 57 60 77 and 537-873-2934, email:email@example.com
"Hermanos Ameijeiras" Hospital was inaugurated by Fidel Castro Ruz on December 3rd, 1982. And thus was born a hospital institution as a symbol of the political will to provide specialized medical care at the level of the best centers of its kind in the world.
Providing medical attention of excellence and facing the introduction and assimilation of advanced technology has been the main objective of the Institution, in the care of patients with major diagnostic and therapeutic complexities.
Some of the specialities recognized worldwide are:
Organs and tissue transplantation
Advanced techniques in histological and cytological diagnosis
Surgical techniques in highly complex diseases and minimally invasive surgery
In addition to its medical services, the center has been offering advanced medical academic and training programs for national and foreign professionals and health technicians. That is in addition to its role as an advanced research and development hub for:
Organ and tissue transplantation
Minimally invasive surgery
The integration of basic and clinical sciences and informatics.
One of the finest ophthalmological hospitals in Cuba is the Instituto Cubano de Oftalmologia Ramon Pando Ferrer (Cuban Institute of Ophthalmology), located in Havana, (Calle 76 #3104 e/ 31 y 41 Marianao, telephone:(537) 265-4800, fax (537) 267-0965, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, website: www. pando. sld. cu). In addition to being both a national and international reference hospital, it is also a leading teaching center.
Medical care at Pando Ferrer, as the Hospital is locally known, includes diagnosis, treatment and surgical solutions, as well as emergency services, ambulatory care and hospitalization if needed. Pando Ferrer is also equipped with state-of-the-art technology for the diagnosis of various eye diseases and innovative surgical techniques. Medical services include corneal refractive surgery, cataract, glaucoma, cornea, low vision, oculoplasty, pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus, retina, neuro-ophthalmology and other ophthalmic subspecialties.
Pando Ferrer provides medical care to patients from other countries. Health care services to foreign patients are provided in the areas of Retina, Cataract, Cornea, tear ducts, Strabismus, Contact Lenses, Glaucoma, Refractive Surgery and Neuro-ophthalmology.
Costs for a consultation, as well as for surgery and hospital stay depend on the nature of the problem and must be discussed with the hospital itself. Some ophralmological costs and eye surgery tariffs can be found at the forum (www.doctorcuba.com/forum). You are welcome to share what you know about eye care in Cuba.
Comandante Manuel Fajardo Hospital which has the only psychiatric ward for foreigners is located at Zapata y D. Vedado; tel.: 537-55-2466 and 537-33-3701.
Camilo Cienfuegos International Retinitis Pigmentosa Center
Calle L No. 151 e/Línea y 13. Vedado. Ciudad de La Habana. Cuba, telfs.: (+53 7) 33-3886, 33-3539, 32-5555, 32-3507.
Founded in 1992, provides specialized medical care for the diagnosis and treatment of Retinitis Pigmentosa, using the method created by the eminent Cuban scientist Prof. Orfilio Pelaez Molina, MD, PhD (1923-2001). This Cuban therapy, being the only one of its kind, is the flagship product of this institution, which has treated patients from more than 104 countries worldwide.
The Center expands its specialty care services for different ophthalmologic diseases such as myopia, hypermetropia, astigmatism, keratoconus and other corneal diseases, implementing the new techniques of Excimer and Femtosecond Laser Surgery with intracorneal rings implants and corneal transplantation. This clinic also offers medical programs for diagnostic confirmation, medical and surgical treatment for conditions such as cataracts, glaucoma, strabismus, retinal diseases, diseases of eyelids and tear ducts, among others.
It also specializes in medical the prognosis and treatment of retinitis pigmentosa exclusively based on the Cuban therapeutic experience in this field – the center deals with other eye diseases such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, cataracts, glaucoma, squinted eyes, cornea ailments and other disorders. This center stands tall as a national reference entity and methodological director of the National Retinitis Pigmentosa Program in Cuba. It also provides highly trained professionals who were gathered and mostly educated by Dr. Orfiho Pelaez Molina, the centers founder.
In the same breath, the center boasts superb infrastructure, amazing equipment and great know-how. On a timely basis, Cuba's therapy for retinitis pigmentosa is combined with the application of surgical elements, ozone therapy, electrical stimulation, medications and other suggestions. As years have rolled on, the institution has reached out to other ophthalmologic branches, bringing in new treatments and therapies for many other non-related disorders and diseases. Conveniently located in a key spot of the capital city, the center has 70 air-conditioned guestrooms, broken down in double, triple and suites, all of them equipped with cable TV, phone, minibar, private bathroom, plus an array of basic and complementary services.
In Havana you will also find
Frank Pais Orthopedic Center at Ave. 51 No. 19603 and
Juan Manuel Marquez Pediatric Hospital at Ave. 31 y 76 and
Julio Diaz Orthopedic Hospital at Ave. 243 No. 19815, Reparto Fontanar and
the Medical-Surgical Research Center (CIMEQ) at Calle 216 esq. a 13 in Reparto Siboney
Rosa Luxemburg Neurological Development Rehabilitation Center, (Pediatric, located in the municipality of Cárdenas, province of Matanzas)
The institution emerged in response to the need to follow closely all pregnancies at-risk for variations in neurological development, and provide comprehensive medical attention at birth by different specialists, capable of intervening immediately if a newborn shows signs of abnormal development, taking advantage of the baby's plasticity, before habits and postures become irreversible. Children diagnosed with an epileptic focus which causes hyperactivity or exhibiting behaviors considered characteristic of autism receive careful attention here from neurologists, physical therapists, psychologists and rehabilitation specialists, who celebrate the accomplishments of every patient, love their work, and dedicate the time and effort needed, to see through their recovery from pathologies caused by prenatal, perinatal, or postnatal problems. Treatment is personalized, but most patients participate in group activities, too, as is the case with music therapy, provided by speech, language and voice therapists. The Centre's staff uses inclusive group therapies, homogeneous in terms of age and heterogeneous in issues, syndromes and pathologies.
Clinica Internacional de Varadero
Calle 61 y 1ra, Varadero. Matanzas
Telefonos: (53 5) 66-7710 al 11 > Urg 66-8611
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International Clinics for Tourists
International clinics provide emergency medical care and are located in most major tourist areas around the island.
Clinica Internacional de Playas del Este
Ave. de las Terrazas No. 36 in Playa Santa Maria del Mar, Habana del Este.
Ciudad de La Habana
Telefonos: (53 7) 97-1032
Clinica Internacional de Cienfuegos
Calle 37 No. 202 e/ 2 y 4 Punta Gorda. Cienfuegos
Telefonos: (53 432) 45-1622 or 1623
Clinica Internacional de Trinidad
Calle Lino Perez No. 130 esq. Reforma Trinidad. Sancti Spiritus
Telefonos: (53 419) 3391
Clinica Internacional de Cayo Coco
Hotel Tryp Club Cayo Coco. Ciego de avila
Telefonos: (53 33) 301205 > 301300
Clinica Internacional de Santa Lucia
Residencia No. 4, Playa Santa Lucia. Camaguey
Telefonos: (53 32) 366203 Fax: (53 32) 365300
Clinica Internacional de Guardalavaca
Calle 2da s/n Playa Guardalavaca. Holguin
Telefonos: (53 24) 3-0291
Clinica Internacional Santiago de Cuba
Calle 13 y 145 Reparto Vista Alegre. Santiago de Cuba
Telefonos: (53 226) 42589 Fax: (53 226) 87001