Primary healthcare in Dubai

Operating_theatre‘A healthy mind resides in a healthy body’ and for a healthy body one needs to be fit and fine. Today, where life has really become fast with the ever expanding international business, our planet earth has almost become a global village. We witness in every sphere that healthcare has become the first & foremost choice and prime area of concern of not only the beauty and body conscious supermodels but frequently travelling business executives, youth and now the homemakers too has taken its toll. It simply suggests that the 21st century has shifted its focus towards medical fitness where preventive & therapeutic health services have won accolade to remain fit.

Internationally acclaimed organizations like WHO comes out with various campaigns every now and then to awaken the importance of healthcare issues where deadly diseases and its sudden outbreak in terms of viral and contagious forms keeps popping without any prior intimation. The more recent ‘swine-flu’ is an excellent example of this that actually originated in Mexico City where now it seems spreading its network to all the distantly located countries and that too merely because the virus travelled the oceans via the migrants and travelers.

In a backdrop to the above narrated theme, the Primary health care in Dubai city has effectively managed to provide all the basic and prime amenities to cater all the sections of the city be it locals, travelers, expatriates, executives on business trips on equal terms. Services like maternal and child health care with a wide variety that include  School health, Children’s health & immunization,  Medical fitness, Vaccinations, Community services,  Mental health,  Maternal health, Rehabilitation, Health & nutrition education, etc are made available at hand.

Around 15-20 health centers & peripheral clinics are found all through the Emirates of Dubai where a ratio of one health centre or a clinic for every 30,000 individuals is offered that is easily accessible by the patients. These health centers are fully equipped with all the necessary medical facilities that are supported with qualified and efficient staff. Following are some of the health care centers in Dubai known for the well-equipped services and qualified doctors who cater to the medical needs of the city people and travelers with equal care and attention who keeps on visiting the beautiful tourist city for some or the other reason.

1) Abu hail

Hor Al anz area-Deira -Dubai,
Al Rasheed Road.
Tel: 04 – 2661363, 04 – 2661364
Fax: 2699511

Abu hail offers services like General outpatients consultation, Pediatrics, Child health services, Specialist clinics, Visiting doctors, Antenatal clinic, Dermatology clinic, Dental clinic, Dental hygienist, Laboratory , Pharmacy Treatment and observation section.

2) Al Twar
Al Twar Medical Center
Tel: 04 2612114
Fax: 04 2630850

Al Twar Medical Center offer preventive supportive services like Prenatal-postnatal care,  Neonatal health unit with immunization, Therapeutic services, Educational services and clinics for Ophthalmology, Dermatology, ENT, Neonatal health, Gynecology & obstetrics.

3) Airport Medical Centre

Airport Medical Centre
Dubai International Airport
Ramp level in terminal one
Close to Bay Fox 6
Tel: 04 2164951, 04 2164960/2164961, 04 2164950, 04 2164958/59, 04 2164953

Airport Medical Centre offer services to passengers, airport staff, airlines crew construction workers, arranges safe transfer-after resuscitation to those who need further medical care to the hospitals of the Dept. Besides this, it also perform the triage sieve, labels the casualties according to priority, medical intervention as and when required, boards off and loads sick passengers coming from and going away abroad, lends supporting hand and medical care during Haj season as well.

4) Al Mamzar

Al Mamzar center
Al Mamzar area,
Area code-134,
Cairo Street,
Near Al Itihad private school,
Near to Al Shabab sports Club
Tel: 2967770
Fax: 04 2967510

Al Mamzar center provides services like Out-patient clinic for both sex and children as well, Gynecology clinic, Children health care with immunization, Health education section, Nutrition section, Dental clinic, Therapeutic services. It also offer Specialist clinic by pediatricians, dermatologist and aging specialists where the services are well-supported by all the necessary auxiliary services.

5) Al Badaa Health Centre

Al Badaa Health Centre,
Bur Dubai,
Al Wasel Area,
Next to Al Hesen School.
Tel: 04 -5081000
Fax: 5081100

Al Badaa Health Centre provide healthcare services like General out patient, Child health, Dietician, Specialist clinic, Skin clinic & ANC.

6) Hatta Center

Hatta Center
Tel: 04 8523553 – 8523577
Fax: 04 8523192

Hatta Center offer services like General Doctors, Dental, Woman health, Child health, Dietitian, X- Ray & Laboratory facilties.

7) Al Khawaneej

Al Khawaneej
Tel: 04-2892092
Fax: 042892643

Al Khawaneej provides services like General Doctors, Dental, ANC- Women Health, Child health, Dietitian, X-Ray and Laboratory facilities.

8)  Al Lusaily Clinic

Al Lusaily Clinic
55 kilomcter away from Al Maktoum Hospital,
Right side to No.6 high way of al Ain Road.
Tel: 04 8326203
Fax: 04 8326640

Al Lusaily Clinic offer preventive and curative services of health care to educate the patients, provides treatment for common diseases, refers patients to specialist’s clinic for further management and gives preventive measures against communicable diseases through immunization.
Besides this, the clinic supplies free medicines to locals from their pharmacy and paid medicines to expatriates from outside private pharmacies. Sometimes a home visit is also arranged where the medical officer or a nursing staff goes on home visit upon request after prior approval from the director of PHC.

Other services like child health services,  promotion of proper food supply, good nutrition and environmental sanitation through health education, identifying the client for diseases like- D.M Hypertension, IHD, obesity, Anemia, etc., conducting lectures in the unit to constantly upgrade the staff, conducting seminars to educate, train, making reading material available, discussion through questions and arranging ambulance services are also offered.

9) Jabl Ali Clinic

Jabel Ali clinic
Jabel Ali village
Twenty miles distance to the north of Dubai.
Tel: 8846489
Fax: 8846196

Jabel Ali clinic offer healthcare services for medical Fitness and Dental care.

10) Nad Al Sheba Clinic

Nad Al Sheba Clinic
Tel: 04-3361237, 04-3363599, 04-3363818
Fax: 04-3361749
Nad Al Sheba Clinic offer services like CHS, Outpatient consultation, Dental Services, Laboratory facilities, and Home visits on request.

11) Al Mankhool health center

Al Mankhool health center
Tel: 04 3987333
Fax: 04 3986492

Al Mankhool health center offer services like General outpatient clinics, Child health, Dental services, Specialist Clinics for skin, antenatal clinic, surgical clinic, Pharmacy,  Laboratory facilities, X-rays, Dietitian, Health educator and C.T.G / E.C.G technician.

12) Al Qusais Clinic

Al Qusais Clinic
Deira side,
Eastern side of Dubai,
Behind Ghussais police station.
Al Qusais Clinic
Tel: 2612042, 2612264
Fax: 2630887

Al Qusais Clinic offer principle outpatient services and specialist outpatient services like Dermatological services, Antenatal services, Child health services, Dietician services, Health education by G.PS, laboratory and pharmaceutical services.

13) Port Rashid

Port Rashid Area
Tel: 04-3457043
Fax: 04-3454265

Port Rashid offers services like General consultation, Limited laboratory facility & Health control office (under epidemiology).

14) Al Rashidia

Al Rashidiya area
Dubai city,
Behind Bin Sougat shopping centre,
Next to Al Rashidiya post office branch,
Dubai Municipality Al Rashidiya branch.
Tel: 04 -2857353 / 2857424
Fax: 2854059

Al Rashidia offer medical services like Dental clinic, Skin clinic, Antenatal care, Women Health clinic, Child Health Services and vaccination, Dietitian clinic and Laboratory facilities.

15) Umm Usqaim Clinic

Umm Usqaim Clinic
Jumairah Beach Road,
17 km Al maktoum Hospital,
20 km before Jebel Ali Free Zone,
4 km away from Burj Al Arab
Tel: 04-3944456
Fax: 04-3944520

At Umm Usqaim Clinic offer services like General consultation for either sex, Pediatrics, Child health Service, Surgical Clinic, Skin clinic, ANC, Dietician, Child health-pediatric assessment and Dental Clinic are available.

16) Al Safa Medical Center

Al Safa Medical Center
Tel: 04 3943468
Fax: 04 3947275

Al Safa consists of a ground floor composing of semi independent units that offer  services supported by auxiliary services like Out-patient clinics, Gynecology clinic, Neonatal unit with immunization,  Auditorium for lectures on health education, Dental clinic, Specialists clinic with routine special medical services by specialists from ophthalmology, ENT, dermatology, thoracic aging.

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