French Polynesia is generally a very safe place to visit.  There is no malaria although dengue fever (also mosquito-borne) is a periodic problem.
Probably the most common problems are cuts and grazes that can quickly become infected in the tropical environment and so they should be cleaned and treated immediately (even if apparently very minor).  Over-exposure to heat and sun should also be avoided.


 

Emergency Services Numbers
SAMU Service d'Aide Medicale Urgente - Ambulance 15
Pompier - Fire Station 18
Police 17
Secours en Mer - sea rescue 16 or 40.54.16.16

 


 

For non-emergencies:

  • If you have a minor problem, there is a First Aid kit in the dorm and the Pharmacist in Maharepa is helpful.
  • For a more serious problem, call a local doctor. A list of Moorea doctors is below.
    • The doctors hours are: Mon-Fri 7-12 and 2-6; Sat 7-12 and 5-6
    • The pharmacy hours are: Mon-Fri 7:30-12 and 2-5; Sat 8-12 and 3:30-6; Sun 8-11am.
  • For weekends and holidays, consult the list of on-duty doctors.
Doctor Phone Location Practice
BARRAILLE Dominique 40.56.27.07 Pk 27 c/mer Hauru Haapiti, Moorea General medicine
BUSSEUIL Brigitte 40.56.26.19 Centre Kikipa, Maharepa, Moorea General medicine
DUBAYLE Pierre 40.56.21.69 Paopao, Moorea Radiology
GALLEZOT Dorothee 40.56.32.32 Centre Noha, Maharepa, Moorea General medicine
GAUDARD Franck 40.56.44.63 Pk 6,2 c/mont, Maharepa, Moorea General medicine
GEVOLDE Marie-paule 40.56.18.18 Pk 6 c/mont, Maharepa, Moorea General medicine
JOUVE Jean-Marc 40.56.44.63 Pk 6,2 c/mont, Maharepa, Moorea General medicine
LEJEUNE Augustin-Laurent 40.56.30-31 Pk 6 c/mont, Maharepa, Moorea General medicine
PERCHOC Yann 40.56.47.47 Centre medical, Afareaitu, Moorea General medicine
SMAGGHUE Olivier 40.56.24.91 Maharepa, Moorea Cardiology
UZEL-Zito 40.56.15.92 Maharepa, Moorea Opthamology
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