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Primary Care Provider registration is now open! For details on how to register to provide services under NHI Bahamas click here.

The closing date for the first round of intake of NHI Bahamas registered providers is March 31, 2017. Providers are encouraged to register as soon as possible and have first choice in full patient panel.


#NHIBenefits - Medications, lab tests and diagnostic imaging

Under NHI Bahamas, legal Bahamian residents no longer have to pay for certain lab tests, diagnostic imaging or medications. Know your benefits. Enrolment starts soon.


The health care system in The Bahamas needs to become more modern, affordable and accessible. NHI Bahamas aims to do just that.

The new Government programme ensures that all legal Bahamian residents – no matter your income, age, island of residence or current health status – can receive health care at no cost at point of service. Cost for health care is paid for in full or in part, by Government.

A National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) will be established to oversee implementation of NHI Bahamas. The Insurance Commission of The Bahamas (ICB) will be involved with licensing and regulating insurance companies in coordination with NHIA.

NHI Bahamas will be rolled out in phases:


NHI Phases Timeline


In the first phase of coverage (Primary Care), legal Bahamian residents will receive a number of health services at no out of pocket cost. The full list of benefits can be viewed here.

So what can you do? For access to primary care coverage, you will need an NIB Smart Card. For details on registration, call 225-5642 or visit Get your card to get your care.