The government of St. Maarten and AUC requires that students carry Nagico health insurance coverage in order to receive a student visa, the school will sign them up for this when the student arrives. The insurance plan offered by the school for spouses and/or families can be expensive ($700+/semester) but Nagico carries a less expensive plan if your family goes directly to them instead of through the school. Nagico has a $250 deductible per year. It is internal insurance which allows you to see most MD’s in the states as well, which is great for well-baby visits or general check-ups. You pay first and then are reimbursed within a few weeks.
You can also choose not to have insurance on the island, most visits to the doctor will cost you around $30 and prescriptions cost about the same if not a little cheaper on the island than they do in the States.
Some families have an American health insurance policy that includes international and medical evacuation.
Medical Clinics and Hospitals
There are two hospitals on the island, one on the Dutch side in Cay Hill and one on the French side in Marigot. Neither is equipped well enough for major emergencies so having the option of medical evacuation in recommended in case of an emergency.
Sint Maarten Medical Center
30 Welgelegen Road
Cay Hill, Sint Maarten
Louis Constant Fleming Hospital
Rue de Soliel Levante
Marigot, Saint Martin
590 590 52-2525
Mullet Bay Medical Clinicmullet bay clinic
Amazone Rd 6A
Maho Reef, Sint Maarten
Simpson Bay Medical Clinic
Simpson Bay, behind Simpson Bay Pharmacy