Primary Health Care
Primary health care is the cornerstone of health care available in the Kingdom of Bahrain. The Ministry provides the Primary Health Care services through 25 health centers and 3 health clinics.
Primary care represents first line of contact supported by good referral system which has been established with the secondary care. A free treatment provided for all Bahraini citizens while the Expatriate should pay Seven Dinars (BD. 7.000) for each visit.
A range of curative, preventive and promotive services are provided. The curative services include all variety of health problems, like the management of chronic diseases, acute illness, urgent care, minor surgeries, elderly care, sickle’s clinics in three health centers, labours services, oral health services, and home visits.
Preventive services includes maternal and child health, like antenatal services, periodic children screening, immunization, postnatal services/Postabortal, family planning services, periodic women services, premarital Services, and ultrasound examination for pregnant ladies. Preventive services also include oral health services like fissure sealant program, fluoride application, educational activities, maternal and child dental services, diabetics, elderly & clients with special needs.
Other supportive services like physiotherapy services, diagnostic services, pharmaceutical and social services are provided. Promotive services are provided through health education services in addition to community participation educational and promotive services.
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