Healthcare: Medical Structures & Facilities

Medical services and health care delivery in Belize are provided by a network of district hospitals, divided into four (4) regions – Northern Regional (Orange Walk and Corozal District); Central Region (Belize District); Western Regional (Cayo District); and Southern Regional Hospital (Stann Creek and Toledo District). The Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital (KHMH), located in Belize City, serves as the national referral hospital in Belize, providing secondary and some tertiary care. Belize also has 9 private hospitals, 42 health centres and 35 health posts.

The Government of Belize is the main provider of health services. Central Government, through general revenue, funds government health services including the provision of pharmaceuticals with lower user charges for in- hospital care. Private hospitals can be found in Belize, namely La Loma Luz Hospital in the Cayo District, and Belize Medical Associates and Belize Healthcare Partners Ltd. in Belize City; there are also numerous other private clinics and diagnostic centres throughout the country, but mainly concentrated in Belize City.