Eleuthera is Greek for “freedom,” so it’s no coincidence this was the island that our founder Dr. Arlington Lightbourne chose to expand our mission and vision for all of The Bahamas to LIVE FREE of preventable diseases.
The Eleuthera Community Healthcare Initiative (ECHI), a non-profit organisation, has as its mission to improve access to essential medical and wellness services for all residents and visitors on Eleuthera. ECHI has adopted a membership-based approach where 3,000 individuals will have unlimited access to primary care physician and nutritionist visits as well as urgent care services for $40 per month for adults and $30 per month for children.
Located on Church Street in Palmetto Point the Eleuthera Medical Centre is a comprehensive private medical centre that currently provides primary care and wellness services including access to a paediatrician, gynaecologist, chiropractor, wellness physicians, clinical nutrition and wellness coaches.
Soon to launch our second phase will offer 24/7 urgent care services including on site X-rays, stat labs, improved training and development of ground ambulance services. During this phase team members will also seek to offer specialist clinics for ophthalmology, general surgery, dermatology, oncology, urology and gastroenterology among others.
Our overall is to make Eleuthera the wellness capital of the Bahamas; providing a growing, reliable, sustainable medical centre accessible to all residents and visitors to Eleuthera. We want to contribute to making Eleuthera the healthiest Family Island and the wellness capital of the Bahamas. Dr Lightbourne and the ECHI board have pledged that part proceeds of the centre will be donated to the Cancer Society of Eleuthera to help fund vital programmes like cancer prevention education, cancer screening and treatment of cancer victims,” she said.
Our office hours are:
- Monday: 9am – 6pm
- Tuesday: 9am – 6pm
- Wednesday: 9am -1pm
- Thursday: 9am – 6pm
- Friday: 9am – 6pm
- Saturday: 9am – 1pm
- Sunday: Closed