Health & Medication

Health & Medication

The Gambia has made progress in improving its healthcare system in recent years. The country has both public and private healthcare facilities.

For travelers to the Gambia, it is recommended to obtain comprehensive travel insurance that includes medical coverage. In case of an emergency, the best healthcare is available at private clinics and hospitals in the capital, Banjul.

There are several pharmacies throughout the country, but it is important to note that some medications may not be available. It is advisable to bring a sufficient supply of any prescription medication needed for the duration of the stay in the country. Travelers should also be aware of the risk of malaria in Gambia and take appropriate preventive measures, such as taking anti-malarial medication and using insect repellent.

Overall, it is important to take necessary precautions and plan ahead when it comes to healthcare and medication while in Gambia.

In addition to the recommendations mentioned, it’s also a good idea to practice good hygiene habits such as washing your hands frequently and using hand sanitizer. It’s also important to stay hydrated and avoid drinking tap water, which can cause stomach upset.


Hospitals/Clinics/Dentists Phone numbers

AfricMed       (220) 446-53-59

Bijilo Medical Center           (220) 446-48-68

Kololi Clinic   (220) 446-34-34

Lamtoro Clinic          (220) 446-05-96

Royal Victorial Hospital      (220) 422-37-56

Swedent Clinic (Dentists)   (220) 446-12-12

West Field Clinic      (220) 439-22-13