Health & safety
All-inclusive hotels have small on-site clinics and medical staff, who can provide first aid and basic care. Head to one of several good private hospitals in the area for more serious issues.
Centro Médico Caribe Bávaro (809-552-1415; www.caribeasistencia.com/cmcb; Plaza las Brisas, Bávaro; 8:30am-6pm) Open 24 hours for emergencies.
Centro Médico Punta Cana (809-552-1506; btwn Plaza Bávaro & the bus terminal, Bávaro) The name notwithstanding, this is the main private hospital in Bávaro, with a multilingual staff, 24-hour emergency room and in-house pharmacy.
Farmacia El Manglar (809-552-1533; Plaza Punta Cana, Bávaro; 8am-midnight) Offers free delivery service to local hotels (until 10pm).
Farmacia Estrella (809-552-0344; Plaza Riviera/Estrella, Bávaro; 8am-10pm)
Hospitén Bávaro (809-686-1414; email@example.com; btwn airport & turnoff to Bávaro) Best private hospital in Punta Cana, with English-, French- and German-speaking doctors and a 24-hour emergency room. The hospital is located on the road to Punta Cana, 500m from the turnoff to Bávaro.
Pharma Cana (809-959-0025; Plaza Bolera, Punta Cana; 9am-10pm Mon-Sat, 8am-11pm Sun) Punta Cana’s main pharmacy.
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