Health Services

GT Hospital


Georgetown Hospital provides healthcare with a limited surgical capability for all on Ascension. There are daily outpatient clinics including midwifery services. There is a well equipped Dental Clinic which provides all routine treatment. More complex cases are referred for treatment in the UK.

Most dental services are free to Island residents. (There are charges for cosmetic dentistry.)

Unless employed by an Island Organisation, all visitors to Ascension must have comprehensive medical insurance. For more details on health matters please contact our Senior Medical Officer, Dr Bill Hardy on

Social Worker

Our Partnership with the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) continues to ensure the safeguarding of all children on Ascension Island. Should you ever need to report anything that you have seen online you can do so via our dedicated portal. Should you ever need to report anything you have seen offline, please do so through the Police, Social Worker or Hospital.