Public Health

To promote, protect and improve the health and safety of the people of the Cayman Islands.

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Through five satellite health centres – one for each district in Grand Cayman – the Community Health Services provides primary care across the island. This supports the Cayman Islands Health Service Authority’s firm belief that every member of the community is entitled to the highest possible standard of health care through a community-based health system.

Latest Update: Public Health resumes COVID-19 vaccinations

12 Jan 2024 | The Public Health Department has announced it will resume administering COVID-19 vaccines through outreach sessions in all districts. This comes after a new supply of vaccines from the UK arrived recently. Learn more

Update: September 2023

All persons who are suffering from a respiratory infection, whether caused by COVID-19, influenza or the common cold, are advised to:

  • Remain at home if symptomatic (febrile (having or showing symptoms of fever), coughing, running nose, muscle aches, chills)
  • Return to work after being symptom free for a minimum of 24 hours (if febrile, 24 hours from when the fever breaks)
  • Practice respiratory hygiene (cover mouth/nose when coughing/sneezing, use masks when appropriate, use tissues and dispose of them properly, wash/sanitise hands before/after touching mouth/nose)

COVID Testing/Reporting Update

The Public Health Department has announced that effective 1st March 2023, confirmation PCR testing for positives will no longer be required and COVID testing centres will cease operations on all three islands. LFT positive online reporting will also no longer be required.

Services provided through the district health centres include general practice, immunisations, maternal and child health care, health education and support of disabled patients in their homes. Home visiting services are also provided.

Public Health programmes include:

  • Health advice and vaccines for international travelers;
  • School Health includes primary care, health assessments, vision and hearing tests etc.
  • Nutrition and dietary counselling clinics;
  • Child health including growth and development monitoring;
  • Communicable disease screening;
  • Disease control programmes, including surveillance, immunisations (adults and children); and
  • Special programmes relating to Genetics and Sexual health
  • Smoking cessation programme