All medical staff several cruisers have used have been of a high standard. Consultation visits are currently costed at 3,600 xpf (approx $34 US). In Papeete there are two General Practice physicians across from the Tourist Office on the quay. Dr Andrew Carpe speaks reasonably good English and has specialist training hyperbaric medicine 40 4256 67. Walk-ins are often seen without long waits.
Specialists and technical procedures are available at hospital and at two private clinics. The hospital prices appear to be substantially less expensive than the private clinics. For example these charges were incurred at the main hospital: Sonogram of neck (thyroid) --$64.80; Chest Xray --$46.80; Consultation with ENT including upper airway endoscopy -- $55.80 (in US dollars.) Hospital appointments can be a long wait but our experience is walkins are generally seen within two hours. No problem since most cruisers are “time millionaires.” The main Hospital for FP is Hospital du Taaone on Charles de Gaulle ask at the bus station near the Marie if they go past the hopital.