Your health—and your family’s health—is important. You’re never far from support for your health in Bermuda.
Find out how to access health services in Bermuda, from public clinics to government-run community support programmes, or read helpful guides and tips on managing and maintaining your health.
The role of regulatory bodies is to protect healthcare consumers from health risks, provide a safe working environment for healthcare professionals, and ensure that public health and welfare are served by health programs.
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The Bermuda Parish Gardening Competition was initiated to encourage and celebrate our residents who have a garden within the community. Gardening improves food insecurity among individuals and families, promoting healthy living and offering consistent access to healthy foods.
These fact sheets are provided for selected common diseases and conditions of public health importance.
The Plan aims to ensure people with intellectual disabilities have healthy and happy lives. It is a guiding document for services and supports for adults with intellectual disabilities and will help coordinate actions across sectors.
Date: Saturday, 20 May 2023
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: National Sports Center
From April 1 2023, the Bermuda COVID-19 vaccination certificate will no longer be generated.
Updated 5 June 2023
As a Normal Part of Camp Operations:
As of March 31 2023, this page will no longer be updated regularly. Summary information on COVID-19 and other conditions under public health surveillance can be found at
The Psycho-Educational Program was developed to focus on children who could not be effectively treated in Bermuda or those who had exhausted all available therapeutic services.
As a result of Hurricane Humberto and with the anticipation of Tropical Storm Jerry impacting the island everyone in Bermuda has been operating at a high level of anxiety for more than a week. We urge everyone to pay attention to their stress levels and those of loved ones.
The Health and Safety at Work (Pressure Systems) Regulations 1989 places a duty on all users / owners of a pressure system to ensure that any duty to
Below are some Frequently Asked Questions about the STEPS to a Well Bermuda Survey:
In order to practice as a psychologist in Bermuda, you must register with the Bermuda Psychologists Council (BPC). You will need to renew your registration every three years.
The Government will be transitioning to a more efficient way to fund BHB in order to prevent an increase to the standard premium rate (SPR) (the premium for the basic package of insurance, the Standard Health Benefit (SHB)).
SCARS and Centre Against Abuse hosted a Partner in Prevention Recognition Ceremony in recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month (April).
Membership on most health boards, councils and committees is by appointment by the Minister of Health, per relevant legislation.MINISTRY OF HEALTH BOARDS 2023 Bermuda Nursing and Midwifery Council
The Ministry of Health is committed to consulting with stakeholders and the public on major policy initiatives to ensure the best possible outcomes can be developed.
Ageing and Disability Services (ADS) assists with connecting seniors and persons with physical, cognitive or developmental disabilities and their caregivers with services and resources to support them.
How do I find the helping service I need?
The Child Care Regulation Programme of the Dept. of Health is dedicated to informing the public and stakeholders about training opportunities and provide educational resources in the field of child care.
Download the list of
Obesity and diabetes are major concerns for Bermuda and around the world. Below are some resources for a better understanding of obesity and what other countries are doing to address the problem:
The Health Promotion Office of the Department of Health is pleased to present the Directory of Helping Services (formerly the Directory of Services).
Every year, children entering P1 in a Government primary school in September are screened for speech-language development and sensory-motor skill development.
The Minister of Health appoints the Board Members of two quangos - the Bermuda Health Council and Bermuda Hospitals Boards.
Below is information on the quangos.
The Board of Speech Language Pathologists/Audiologists regulates speech language pathologists and audiologists in Bermuda.
The Advisory Council for Safety and Health is established by Section 8 of the Occupational Safety and Health Act 1982 to advise the Minister of Health on safety and health policy
The Bermuda Psychologists Council safeguards the welfare of the public in relation to the services of psychologists.
The Board of Physiotherapists regulated physiotherapists/physical therapists in Bermuda.
Board of Physiotherapists
The Board of Occupational Therapists regulates occupational therapists in Bermuda.
Board of Occupational Therapists
The Bermuda Nursing and Midwifery Council registers and regulates general nurses, psychiatric nurses, nurse associates, advanced practice nurses and enrolled nurses in Bermuda.
The Board of Medical Laboratory Technologists regulates medical laboratory technicians in Bermuda.
Board of Medical Laboratory Technologists
The Health Insurance Committee is established to oversee the Health Insurance Fund, the FutureCare Fund and the Health Insurance Department.
Health Insurance Committee
The Board of Emergency Medical Service Practitioners regulates emergency medical technicians (EMT), advanced EMTs and paramedics.
The Board of Dietitians regulates dietitians in Bermuda.
Board of Dietitians
The Board of Diagnostic Imaging Technologists regulates diagnostic imaging technologists in Bermuda.
The Board of Chiropodists regulates chiropodists (podiatrists) in Bermuda.
Board of Chiropodists
The Board of Addiction Counsellors regulates addiction counsellors in Bermuda.
Board of Addiction Counsellors
The Optometrists and Opticians Council registers and regulates optometrists and opticians.
Optometrists and Opticians Council
The Council for Allied Health Professionals registers and regulates allied health professionals in Bermuda.
The Bermuda Pharmacy Council registers and regulates pharmacists in Bermuda.
Bermuda Pharmacy Council
The Bermuda Medical Council registers and regulates medical practitioners in Bermuda.
Bermuda Medical Council
The Bermuda Dental Board regulates dentists, dental hygienists and dental technicians in Bermuda.
Bermuda Dental Board
Grades on Licences is the Environmental Health Section’s hygiene and food safety scoring programme that displays the results of food premises’ annual inspections in letter grade format – A, B, C, or D on their food licence.
The Ministry of Health seeks to empower the community to lead healthy lifestyles. To do so, the Department of Health provides information and tools for individuals to take charge of their health. Some of those tools are listed below:
The Ministry of Health has adopted the "This is Public Health Campaign" to highlight the work the Ministry does throughout Bermuda.
Please find below events that may be of interest:
Windreach's Common Ground Conference 2020
Home Caregiver Newsletter, COVID updates: and visit resources on the sidebar for previous issues:
Ageing and Disability Services (ADS) provides inspections, assessment and consultations for accessibility requirements e.g. ramps, door sizes, for new buildings and renovations. The purpose of this service is to help ensure and promote accessibility for all.
Senior abuse includes: physical, sexual and psychological abuse, financial exploitation; and physical and psychological neglect when the alleged abuser has a duty to care for the senior (a person over 65years of age).
As of December 6, 2021 care homes have moved into
Ageing and Disability Services (ADS) offers case management services to help seniors and persons with physical, cognitive or developmental disabilities who require assistance in their daily lives.
If you have a problem with rodents, call Vector Control.
When you open a case with Vector Control:
The Government Fees Regulations 1976 detail the fees that shall be paid by businesses carrying out various functions. It is the duty of the various Departments within Government to apply these fees.
The Environmental Health Programme would like to ensure the public’s awareness of handouts, talks, workshops and other resources available for various business and private environmental health concerns.
All workplaces—indoor and outdoor—in Bermuda are monitored for safety and health concerns. All employers must have a committee to review safety and health issues. Environmental Health Officers investigate complaints or major accidents (where there is a need).
The first line of defence from global public health threats is the security of our ports and airport. Our Environmental Health officers, aided by Customs and Immigration officers, are tasked with ensuring this safety.
The Vector Control team deals with rodent and mosquito infestations (only), as well as proactive surveillance of these pests in Bermuda.
The Vector Control programme is focused on ensuring mosquitoes and rodents are controlled and vectors are not introduced to the island. Port health is focused on preventing the spread of communicable diseases by travellers and cargo.
Environmental health officers are tasked with ensuring the safety of Bermuda’s water – both drinking and seawater.
In order to do that, the officers:
To report a nuisance, submit via the electronic Nuisance Report Form or call: (441) 278-5333
The island’s schools, camps, playgrounds, clinical laboratories and pharmacies are responsible for providing the public with safe settings for care and play. Therefore it is of critical importance that these settings meet a standard that ensures utmost safety.
Environmental Health officers have a duty to ensure conditions in both homes and tourist accommodations are safe and provide a healthy environment.
Environmental Health officers provide critical assistance to ensure food and beverages consumed in Bermuda are safe.
Environmental Health plans and coordinates the national inspection and licensing programmes to maintain and improve the health of Bermuda’s people.
The Personal Home Care Benefit assists FutureCare and HIP policyholders who qualify with the costs of personal care services in their home and reimburses registered caregiving providers for their services.
The Ministry of Health (MOH) team strives to provide high-quality services to all of its service users and welcomes all suggestions to improve.
The Ministry of Health strives to ensure a high level of care and service throughout the island’s health agencies.
The Minister of Health appoints 31 boards, councils and committees to perform mandated and advisory functions for the Ministry.
The Ministry of Health will publish Issue Briefs on specific topics as the need arises.
The Ministry of Health publishes a quarterly newsletter that is sent to our stakeholders. If you wish to be added to our newsletter mailing list, please contact Robyn Skinner at 278-4900.
You can find below reports produced by the Ministry of Health or our affiliated organizations. If you would like to see more of our publications, please visit our Health Library.
Below are policies or guidelines provided by the Ministry of Health. For more publications by the Ministry of Health, please visit our Health Library.
The K. Margaret Carter Centre is a government-managed center that provides support and training for adults with learning and physical disabilities through six programme areas that include:
You can find documents produced by the Ministry of Health or our affiliated organizations, and relevant international reports in our health library.
The Health Information on this page is provided by the Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit.
The Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit helps to manage and monitor the status of health in Bermuda by:
The Ministry of Health awards the Dr. Barbara Ball Public Health Scholarship annually to Bermudian students with proven financial need seeking careers or professional development in public health.
The Department of Health routinely samples and tests seawater from Bermuda's beaches to assure bathing water quality.
Vector Control inspectors survey Bermuda year round, with heightened inspections during the summer season. Inspectors map-out different neighbourhoods in their designated districts and visit each house (walk around the outside of your property or home) to check for mosquito breeding.
Ageing and Disability Services (ADS) assists with connecting seniors and persons with physical, cognitive or developmental disabilities connect with services that may support them.
Anyone with a physical disability—or some difficulty moving normally—may benefit from physiotherapy. The Department of Health provides physiotherapy services through the Community Rehabilitation Office.
Treatment may involve:
Occupational therapy focuses on a child’s ability to perform everyday activities in a way that provides meaning to life. Occupational therapy is important for a child when their activities are affected (or become limited) by delays in development, disability, or disease.
The Sylvia Richardson Care Facility is a government-owned, skilled nursing home, operated by the Ministry of Health. It is set on the former St. George’s Secondary School site; in attractive, spacious grounds just outside the town of St. George’s.
The Lefroy House Care Community is a government owned, multi-level elder care home that promotes purpose, fun, and spontaneity in the lives of elders. It sits on attractive and spacious grounds just outside of Dockyard in Sandys Parish.
Children generally understand far more than they are able to articulate themselves. Language can develop smoothly and continuously, or in jumps and spurts—there’s a lot of variation in the onset of expressive language.
It’s not easy living with a chronic disease. You’ll need ongoing support with your self-management of diabetes. Good control of your diabetes requires teamwork between you, your physician, and other health care professionals.
A child with an infectious disease may show general signs of illness. This can include fever, shivering, vomiting, diarrhea, etc.
The following is the Department of Health’s recommended immunization schedules for healthy children and adults. At any time, you can request an immunization report for yourself or your child.
How healthy are Bermudians? In December 2014, the Department of Health concluded a study to measure the risk of developing a chronic disease such as heart diseases, cancer, stroke, or diabetes for the Government of Bermuda.
The Government of Bermuda offers health support programmes across the island.Community Health Services
Provides health visiting and home care, including primary nursing and personal care services.
Go to the hospital in all cases of serious illness or injury, or if you aren’t sure if your illness or injury is serious.
Poor diet and physical inactivity are linked to major causes of illness and death. In Bermuda, these issues are especially prevalent. According to STEPS to a Well Bermuda 2014:
75% of adults are overweight or obese
12% reported having diabetes
In Bermuda, the government runs dental health services at Hamilton Health Centre, St. George’s Health Centre, and Somerset Health Centre. As of August 2015, these services are not taking new clients while in the process of hiring new staff.
Parents can find health programmes and support for their children as well as health clinics in different locations in Bermuda, depending on the child’s age. In all emergency situations, take your children to the hospital.
The Government of Bermuda can provide financial assistance to Bermudians who cannot meet the cost of basic living or expenses.
Assistance may be provided for: