Medical Assistance

Please note: The Department of State assumes no responsibility or liability for the professional ability or reputation of, or the quality of services provided by, the entities or individuals whose names appear on the following lists. Inclusion on this list is in no way an endorsement by the Department or the U.S. government. Names are listed alphabetically, and the order in which they appear has no other significance. The information on the list is provided directly by the local service providers; the Department is not in a position to vouch for such information.

You may seek medical services personally through the following licensed physicians and medical facilities in Djibouti. A Consular officer can also assist seriously ill or incapacitated U.S. Citizens anytime day or night, including locating family members or friends in the United States, providing translation services in hospitals, and by assisting in the transfer of funds from U.S. banks to Djibouti when necessary.

An officer can also assist in the return of the ill or injured individual to the United States via commercial air or private medical evacuation services, assuming that adequate medical evacuation insurance exists prior to the request. Please note that most domestic insurance companies do not offer coverage for medical evacuation services abroad and government services are limited.  Please consult with your insurance company, credit card or company human resources department. Consider purchasing supplemental private medical evacuation insurance before travelling.

Djibouti Medical Resources

DISCLAIMER (7 FAM 337.4-2): The U.S. Embassy Djibouti assumes no responsibility or liability for the professional ability or reputation of, or the quality of services provided by, the medical professionals, medical facilities or air ambulance services whose names appear on the following lists. Inclusion on this list is in no way an endorsement by the Department of State or the U.S. Embassy/Consulate. You may receive additional information about the individuals and facilities on the list by contacting local medical boards and associations (or its equivalent) or local licensing authorities. 

DOCTORS  & CLINICS: 
Dr. Emma Acina – Pediatrician
Location: Centre Medical in Pole Medical Building in Menlik Square Rue Pierre Pascal Second Floor
Languages: French
Telephone: +253 2135 7575
Hours: 0830-1230 / 1630-1930
Work days: Sunday through Thursday Closed on Wednesday afternoon and all day on Friday Approximate cost: DJF 7,000-10,000

Dr. Nicolas Georgalis – General Practitioner
Location: Place La garde – BDMO Building
Languages: English and French
Telephone: +253 2135 3859 Fax: +253 2135 0014
Hours: 0830-1200 / 1630-1930
Work days: Saturday through Thursday
Approximate cost: DJF 7,000

Clinic FK Medical – SDMS
Location: Pleatea du Serpent – Rue de la Gare
Languages: English, French, Arabic, and Somali
Telephone: +253 2135 2585 / +253 7716 3171
Hours: 0700-1900
Work days: Every Day
Approximate cost: DJF 7,000

Dr. Bruno Dell’Aquila – General Practitioner and Ophthalmologist
Location: Centre Medical in Pole Medical Building in Menlik Square
Languages: French and English
Telephone: +253 2135 2724
Hours: 0800-1200 Works every other afternoon from 1600-1900
Work days: Sunday through Thursday
Approximate cost: DJF 8,000-10,000

Clinic Affi – Multi-specialty clinic, with OBGYN

Location: Route Salines Ouest – across the street from the French Cultural Center
Language: French and English
Telephone: +253 2135 7474 Hours: 0800-1200 / 1600-2000
Work days: Sunday through Thursday
Approximate cost: DJF 5,000-12,000
Hours: 0800-1200 / 1600-2000
General: 0800-1200 / 1600-2000
OBGYN: 0800-1200 / 1600-2000 (Anytime if needed)
Ophthalmologist: Saturday, Sunday, Wednesday
Pediatrician:  1600-2100 à Saturday-Thursday

The Adventist Health Center – Dentist Dr. Vincent Dionzon

Location: Arhiba Languages: English and French
Telephone: +253 2135-6169, +253 2135-7042
Hours: 0730-1230 and 1600-1800
Work days: Sunday through Thursday
Approximate cost: DJF 8,000-15,000 for teeth cleaning (prophylaxis) and DJF 2,000 for consultation

Clinique de Chirurgie – Dentist Dr. Ramsiss Fathi
Location: Pole Medical Building in Menelik Square
Languages: English and French
Telephone: +253 2135-5278, +253 2135-5279
Hours: 0730-1230 and 1530-1930
Work days: Saturday through Thursday
Approximate cost: DJF 5,000 for cleaning (prophylaxis) and DJF 7,000-12,000 for consultation

La Maison Medicale Dr. Eirik Pertus
Location: Salinas Street west of Mohamed Kamil Street, down the street from Nougaprix
Languages: English and French
Telephone: +253 2135-0038
Hours: Vary by patient schedule. Takes appointments! Usually 0830 – 1230 and 1600 – 1900
Work days: Saturday through Thursday Approximate cost: DJF 5,000 for teeth cleaning (prophylaxis) and DJF 7,000-12,000 for consultation

Zivraj Mukund – Optician and Eyeglass provider

Location: 30 Rue de Paris BP 27 Djibouti
Languages: English, French, Hindi
Telephone: +253 2135 0902
E-mail: zivraj@internet.dj

HOSPITALS (Public and Private):

Bouffard- French Military Hospital (Private Military Hospital—admits expats on case by case basis only)
Avenue de Siesta (Siesta Beach Road)
Reception/ billing office: +253 2145 0447
Emergency: +253 2145 0115
Approximate cost: DJF 20,000 initial deposit if you are admitted
Note: You must present your passport and insurance information.

Hopital General Peltier – Djibouti Avenue Marechal Foch
Telephone: +253 2135 2712
Emergency: +253 2135 0962

Hopital de Balbala Route Hassan Gouled – near Camp Cheik Osman
Telephone: +253 2136 0838

Maternity Hospital Dar-El-Hanan Route Hassan Gouled

Telephone: +253 2135 1738

Centre Pneumo-Physiologie Paul Faure – Infectious Diseases Boulevard De Gaulle
Telephone: +253 2135 1964

District Sanitaire d’Ali-Sabieh
Dr. Maad Nasser Mohamed Medecin Chef
Telephone: +253 2742 6047

District Sanitaire de Dikhil
Telephone: +253 2742 0008

District Sanitaire d’Obock
Telephone: +253 2742 8023

District Sanitaire de Tadjourah
Telephone: +253 2742 4104

District Sanitaire d’Arta

Telephone: +253 2742 2071

Veterinarian:

Dr. Bertrand LaFrance – Veterinarian and president of Decan Cheetah Refuge

Location: Route de l’aéroport (100 m before the entrance) BP 2136 Djibouti
Languages: English and French
Telephone: +253 2134 0119 or for emergencies: +253 77-87-8172
Hours: Saturday-Thursday: 0800-1300
Monday, Thursday: 1530-1830
E-mail: b.lafrance@internet.dj
On call for emergencies, often works out of the city, so please SMS or leave message on work phone