Private Healthcare on the Isle of ManResidents of the Isle of Man have a comprehensive range of private and free healthcare services available. Manx Care's current Private Healthcare services include Radiology, Cardiology, Pathology, Plastic Surgery and Fertility.
Residents of the Isle of Man have a comprehensive range of private and free healthcare services available. Manx Care's current Private Healthcare services include Radiology, Cardiology, Pathology, Plastic Surgery and Fertility, with Orthopaedic services currently in trial. Pathology services will be available from October 2023, with additional services in review for 2024 to include:
Other Healthcare Benefits
When relocating to the Island, new residents should register with a General Practitioner in the area where they live. There are 14 GP practices across the Island with an average of 1,900 patients per GP.
Patients from the UK who are temporarily residents here, on holiday or working for a period less than 3 months, are able to register with a GP. Temporary residents from the EU or further afield may be charged for seeing the GP. The Manx Emergency Doctor Service (MEDS) provides back-up service when the GP practices are closed.
Hospitals & Acute Healthcare
Acute healthcare is provided at Noble's Hospital just outside the capital Douglas. It is a modern well-equipped facility which offers comfort, dignity and privacy. When necessary, patients are referred to commissioned specialist centres in the North West of England, as well as care in community settings such as GP services, nursing, dental care, and mental health services.
The ambulance and paramedic services provide free pre-hospital emergency care and transport for the population of the Isle of Man.
Department of Health and Social Care
The Department of Health and Social Care redesigned on 1 April 2021 as a direct result of Sir Jonathan Michael’s Independent Review of the Isle of Manx Health and Care System. The redesigned DHSC ensures the separation between the setting of policy and strategy and the delivery of services by Manx Care.
For further information on healthcare services visit our Free Healthcare on the Isle of Man page.