Fijian Hospitals and Medical Facilities | Expat's Guide


Emergency Services in Fiji

Service NumberService Number
FIRE AND EMERGENCIES910Central/Eastern Division Control Room (NFA)3312877
Western Division Control Room (NFA)6660211
Northern Division Control Room (NFA)8811333
(NFA) National FIre Service

Public Healthcare in Fiji

“Collaborative regional approaches to affordable, appropriate, accessible, and quality clinical healthcare to Pacific Island Countries”
“Collaborative regional approaches to affordable, appropriate, accessible, and quality clinical healthcare to Pacific Island Countries”

Expatriates’ are able to use and seek treatment at the many government-run public hospitals in Fiji. Although the level of care is not always of the standards available in developed countries, with wait times tending to be considerably longer than expected, the quality and quantity of equipment may be extremely basic, inefficient, or in some cases non-existent. A rule of thumb I have always followed up on my travels is the further you remove yourself from the three main urban areas of Fiji, the greater the distance and travel times to access appropriate facilities if needed in an emergency.

The 3 main public hospitals in Fiji are The Colonial War Museum Hospital located on the outskirts of Suva City in the Central Division; its counterpart Lautoka Hospital serving the people of the city with the same name in the Western Division; and, finally Labasa Hospital on Vanua Levu in the Northern Division. Each has several smaller specialized sub-divisional hospitals (SDH) dispersed across the different provinces and districts of Fiji.


We have created 4 separate tables detailing the different hospitals with respect to their division and province. It is always worth knowing the location of your nearest medical facility when traveling, hopefully, you will not need to use their services, but it is better to have the information and not use it, than not have the most pertinent information when required.

Central Division

Outside the Colonial War Museum Hospital in Suva City Fiji Signage at the front of the building
Outside the Colonial War Museum Hospital in Suva City Fiji
CentralColonial War Memorial458N/ADivisional and NRCMap
CentralSt Giles136N/APsychiatric Hospital & (NRC)Map
CentralKorovou17Tailevu(SDH) – Level 2Map
CentralNausori Maternity15RewaMaternity HospitalMap
CentralNavua12Serua Island/ NamosiN/AMap
CentralWainibokasi14RewaArea MedicalMap

Western Division

Outside the Lautoka Hospital In Fiji
Exterior Roadside view of Lautoka Hospital in Fiji
WesternLautoka339Ba, Lautoka CityDivisional and NRCMap
WesternBa50BaSDH – Level 1Map
WesternTavua42Tavua DistrictSDH – Level 2Map
WesternRakiraki22RaSDH – Level 2Map
WesternNadi85Nadi ConurbationSDH – Level 1Map
WesternSigatoka60Nadroga-NavosaSDH – Level 1Map

Northern Division

Exterior view of Labasa Hospital in the Northern Division Fiji
NorthernLabasa161MacuataDivisional and NRCMap
NorthernSavusavu58CakaudroveSDH – Level 1Map
NorthernNabouwalu31BuaSDH – Level 2Map
NorthernWaiyevo33Taveuni IslandSDH – Level 2Map

Eastern Division

Exterior View of Levuka Hospital Fiji
Levuka Hospital In Eastern Division
EasternLakeba12Lakeba IslandSDH – Level 2Map
EasternLomaloma16Lomaloma DistrictN/AMap
EasternLevuka40Lomaviti IslandsN/AMap
EasternVunisea22Kadavu IslandN/AMap
EasternRotuma14Rotuma DependencyArea MedicalMap
EasternMatuku5Matuku IslandN/AMap

Private Fiji Healthcare | English Speaking

E-Medical-Services-Team at Zens Medical In Fiji (Courtesy of Management).
E-Medical-Services-Team at Zens Medical In Fiji (Courtesy of Management).
No.Medical-Facility TelephoneAddressEmail
1Nasese Private Hospital331445062 Ratu Sukuna Road,
Main Specialisation - medical consulatations, evaluations, executive check-up, screening, Wellness programmes, Pharmacy Services. Treadmill/Stress, ECG, Imaging/Ultrasound Scan and X-ray facilities, Physiotherapy and Sleep study, laboratory blood tests, Immunology, Serology and Microbology, Outpatient Management, Day Care and In-patient admissions, Specialist clinics, Dianostic Procedures, Minimally invasive surgical procedures, Minor and major surgeries (Thyroid, Mastectomy, Hernia, Haemorrhoids, Tonsillectonmy, Varicose Vein surgeries and others, Gynaecological procedures, Obsterics/Birthing.
2Oceania Hospitals3303404120 Amy Street,
Main Specialisation -hospital provides a wide variety and high standard services and diagnostic capabilities. Some of the services include full-fledged Surgical, Medical, Gynaecology, Obstetric, Diagnostics, Critical Care and Pharmacy Services
3Zens Medical Centres670353340 Lodhias Street,
7766600/9996003Namaka Lane, Nadi
666302810 Mana Street, Lautoka
Main Specialisation - x-ray, ultrasound, echocardiography, child care clinic, womens care clinic, dental clinic & laboratory, blood test laboratory, dialysis services all on site

Listed above are the few private hospitals in Fiji, they are mainly concentrated around the two main populated areas of Viti Levu, Suva or Nadi. These centers are normally open 24 Hours a day, with more specialized staff and diagnostic equipment available. Although the conditions and equipment are far superior to the public government hospitals, they are still lacking, so we STRONGLY ADVISE you to include in your travel insurance medical evacuation to Australia or New Zealand as part of your health Travel Insurance Cover. This is normally only a few extra dollars and you can rest assured you will be safe, DO NOT TREAT THIS AS AN EXTRA OR OPTIONAL.

Pharmacies in Fiji

Pharmacies in Fiji
Pharmacies in Fiji

Pharmacies and Drug Stores are widely available across all the cities and major towns of Fiji, enabling easy access to all expatriates and tourists on their holidays, with several pharmacies staying open late into the evening.  It is highly advisable to bring sufficient supplies of necessary medication with you when coming to Fiji, with a doctor’s letter for the prescription from home, to present to the border control agents at the airport, and if you need to purchase an additional prescription during your travels.


  1. If you need prescribed medicine for your health condition, talk to your GP or practice nurse about your travel plans at least 2 months before your departure dateThey can tell you if you need to make any special arrangements.
    • Traveling with your medicines
    • Always carry medicines and medical equipment (needles, syringes, and so on) in their original, correctly labeled packages.
    • Details of your medicine, including its generic name (not just the brand name)
  2. Carry your medicine in your hand luggage (although check your airline’s regulations before travelling) with a copy of your prescription and consider packing some extra medicine in your suitcase or holding luggage in case you lose your hand luggage.
  3. Check that the expiry dates of your medicines will be valid for the duration of your visit abroad.


Health Hazards in Fiji

Stomach Bug in Fiji
Stomach Bug in Fiji (Getty Images)

One of the two most common health issues expatriates have repeatedly reported are Food poisoning and stomach bugs, the three main causes being meat and fish products and the local tap water.

Expats should avoid the following to minimise the chances of either of these two health issues upon arrival to Fiji

  1. Avoid purchasing Meat or Fish from questionable establishments, especially from the roadside markets, as they normally have no refrigeration.
  2. Buy bottled water or boil the water you drink or use to clean salads and raw vegetables, and when socializing avoid ice cubes or ice in your drinks.
  3. Typhoid and hepatitis are prevalent all across Fiji.


Pre-Travel Vaccinations for Fiji

There are no mandatory immunizations required for travel to Fiji. However, those moving to Fiji should ensure routine vaccinations, including measles and mumps, rubella, diphtheria tetanus pertussis, polio, chicken pox, and flu vaccines are up to date.

Outside the Lautoka Hospital In Fiji

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