Press Release

Ministry of Health & Social Development
BVI Health Services Authority
Release Date:
Wednesday, 16 September 2020 - 4:45pm

Residents of Virgin Gorda can now access a myriad of primary healthcare services at both facilities of the Nurse Iris O’Neal Medical Centre.

Director of Primary Healthcare Dr. Natasha Frett said that while the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the landscape of medical care globally, the BVI Health Services Authority continues to do its best to deliver patient centered healthcare to the people of Virgin Gorda. 

“Persons are still able to access primary healthcare at the clinics on Virgin Gorda by appointments during non-curfew hours Monday to Friday,” Dr. Frett explained.

She stated that primary care clinics available include antenatal, postnatal, family planning, child health, vaccinations, chronic care, home visiting, and wound care.

The Director said that mental and behavioural health, child health and nutrition services are also being offered at the new building while all other services are still available in the old building. 

“In the coming months we will commission new services including diagnostic imaging, obstetrics and gynecology, laboratory and endocrinology/diabetes services at the new facility,” Dr. Frett added.

She stated that in an effort to maintain social distancing protocols, persons without an appointment are asked to call before arrival at the clinic especially for COVID-19 related concerns.

The community is encouraged to sanitise, practice social distancing and always wear a mask for their safety and that of others. 

Persons experiencing a fever with cough or difficulty breathing, or other respiratory symptoms are encouraged to call the Medical Hotline at 852-7650.

BVI Health Services Authority is committed to delivering excellent, compassionate, client centered healthcare across the Territory.​


Natasha Lettsome-Humphrey

Public Health Communications Specialist
Ministry of Health/Social Development
Telephone: 468-2286