I am not sure I fully understand the question. If you mean; when you are cruising can you get local medical
help at reasonable cost then the answer depends on many variables.
We recently completed a circumnavigation
and I needed fairly regular medical
assistance for a condition I have that needs regular attention. I visited both public and private facilities in many places (Australia, Cocos Keeling, Egypt
, New Zealand
to name a few). It of course depends on what needs to be done, but I always found medical staff in all locations very helpful and the service
was either free or fairly cheap
A friend of ours had to be evacuated from Cocos Keeling on a medical emergency
, a plane flew out from Australia
to pick him up, he was not insured but he was lucky and it cost him nothing, But you could be left with a hefty bill in similar circumstances.
So the answer is:- it depends!!
See some of our info on Onpassage.com in the medical section on the following link:
Hope it helps