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The standard of healthcare in Nigeria is, unfortunately, is not up to international standards, and Lagos is no exception. Public healthcare facilities in Lagos are underfunded, understaffed and underequipped. Although private healthcare facilities offer a better standard of care, the quality of facilities varies.
Expats requiring serious medical treatment are likely to require air evacuation to a country with better facilities. As such, comprehensive medical insurance, which makes provisions for international medical evacuation, is advised for all expats living in Lagos.
Below is a list of the more popular private hospitals in Lagos for expats.
Private hospitals in Lagos
Lagoon Hospital Apapa
Address: 8 Marine Road, Apapa
Paelon Memorial Hospital
Address: 1221 Ahmadu Bello Way, Victoria Island
Address: 12 Idowu Martins St, Victoria Island
St Nicholas Hospital
Address: 57 Campbell Street, Lagos Island
►Learn more about the Nigerian healthcare system and options for expats in Healthcare in Nigeria
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Expat Health Insurance
Cigna Global Health Insurance
With Cigna, you won't have to rely on foreign public health care systems, which may not meet your needs. Cigna allows you to speak to a doctor on demand, for consultations or instant advice, wherever you are in the world. They also offer full cancer care across all levels of cover, and settle the cost of treatments directly with the provider. Cigna is currently offering a 10% discount for seniors (over 60) on their Silver package.
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