FAQ and Helpful Information About Caribbean Dialysis Cruising

Medical Records

Keep in mind each destination dialysis center has it own prerequisites. It is recommended that you check at the time of booking your destination dialysis to ensure that all requirements are met.

A guideline is as follows:

The following medical information is required from all dialysis patients cruising:

  • 12 lead ekg tracing within one year of cruise date
  • History and physical within one year of cruise date
  • Current labs
  • HBsAg testing within 6 months of cruise date
  • Current Medication Sheet
  • 3 current flow (run) sheets
  • Information package

 

Additional Information

Destination based dialysis treatments must be booked with each clinic separately.

The destination clinics are very familiar with providing dialysis to single treatment visitors, and they will accommodate fitting in your dialysis treatment during your ships Port of Call.

Many of the destination dialysis clinics have located their clinics within a short driving distance of the cruise ship Port of Call, and will assist with arranging taxi transportation, on your behalf.

Health care in the Caribbean has come a long way. In case of medical emergencies each cruise ship is equipped with medical staff. Every port you visit a hospital is only a short taxi drive away.

In the case of Tapion Hospital in St Lucia it is accredited by Accreditation Canada the only hospital in the Caribbean to obtain that status.

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