Those travelling to Flores before 2016 would have said that health care facilities are very basic but with the recent opening of Siloam Hospital in Labuan Bajo this perception is now slowly changing.
There are also government-run public hospitals in Labuan Bajo, Maumere, Ende and in other districts within Flores and health centres established by Catholic missionaries from the time of the Dutch. You can opt for local doctors in town, with their own small examination rooms where they receive patients. Other districts each have their own public hospitals established by the Government, which have been serving locals and visitors alike since before 2016.
In the event of any diving emergency, you can call Divers Alert Network (DAN) Australia 24-hour hotline (+61-8-8212 9242) or the DAN representative in Bali (Peter Manz, +62 (0) 812 4655 281). There is no decompression chamber in Flores. The closest chamber is located in Bali at the Sanglah Public Hospital in Denpasar (+62-361-227 911 ext 232).
It is best to pack some medication with you as an act of precaution that could treat minor ailments such as headaches, light fever, diarrhoea, body aches and light pains. Traveller’s diarrhoea is the most common travel-related ailment due to compromised food and water, so do bring along an antibiotic and an anti diarrheal drug to be started promptly if significant diarrhoea occurs.
As an act of precaution against Malaria, do speak to your doctor on how to prevent contracting Malaria while travelling. As Malaria is transmitted via mosquitoes, try to avoid mosquito bites with the use of insect repellents. You may need to take prescription medicine before, during, and after your trip to prevent Malaria, depending on your travel plans.
Local Hospitals and pharmacies in Flores
There are local hospitals and pharmacies in Flores, but the advice on the internet is to visit a hospital in Bali or Singapore.
- Labuan Bajo
- Bidadari, Labuan Bajo, Indonesia
- 0385 41114
St. Jospeh Clinic [private]
- Labuan Bajo
- Kelurahan Wae Kelambu, Labuan Bajo, Indonesia
- 0385 41407
RSUD Dr. TC Hillers, Maumere [public]
- Wairklau, Maumere, Indonesia
- 0382 21413
St Elisabeth Hospital Lela [private]
- Near by Maumere
- Lela, Sikka Regency, Oost-Nusa Tenggara
- +1 618 234 2120
RS St. Gabriel [private]
- Near by Maumere
- Geliting, Kewapante, Maumere
- 0382 22056
RSUD Ende [public]
- Prof DR. WZ Yohanes, Ende, Indonesia
RSU Ruteng [public]
- Dr Soetomo 1, Ruteng, Indonesia
- 0385 21386
RSU Daerah Bejawa [public]
- Diponegoro 5, Bejawa Indonesia
- 0384 21030
RSUD Larantuka [public]
- Sudirman, Larantuka, Indonesia
- 0383 21287
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