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Health & safety

While you're there

Medical services

Several private doctors and dentists practise on Rarotonga; you'll generally pay NZ$20 to NZ$30 for a consultation. Check out the Cook Islands Yellow Pages for details. Remember to get a receipt for any treatments so you can claim on your travel insurance.

Hospital (22664; 8am-4pm Mon-Fri, 24hr emergency service) On a steep hill up behind the golf course, just beyond Black Rock. A sign on the main road marks the turn-off.

Outpatient clinic(20065; 8am-6pm Mon-Fri, 8am-11am Sat) On the main road at Tupapa, about 1km east of Avarua.