Medical Assistance

Please note: The Department of State assumes no responsibility or liability for the professional ability or reputation of, or the quality of services provided by, the entities or individuals whose names appear on the following lists. Inclusion on this list is in no way an endorsement by the Department or the U.S. government. Names are listed alphabetically, and the order in which they appear has no other significance. The information on the list is provided directly by the local service providers; the Department is not in a position to vouch for such information.

LOCAL MEDICAL RESOURCES

Last Update: September 2016

Consular Section, American Embassy Abidjan – Riviera Golf
Address: 01 BP 17112 Abidjan 01, Cote d’Ivoire;
Tel: (225) 22.49.4594;
Fax: (225) 22.49.4202
Website: https://ci.usembassy.gov
Email: abjamcit@state.gov

DISCLAIMER: The U.S. Embassy in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire assume no responsibility or liability for the professional ability or reputation of, or the quality of services provided by, the medical professionals or the medical facilities whose names appear on the following list.

Inclusion on this list is in no way an endorsement by the Department of State or the U.S. Embassy. Names are listed alphabetically, and the order in which they appear has no other significance. The information in the list on areas of expertise is provided directly by the medical professional or the medical facility. The Embassy is not in a position to vouch for such information. You may receive additional information about the individuals and facilities on the list by contacting local medical boards and associations (or its equivalent) or local licensing authorities

NOTE:

There is no shortage of physicians, dentists, clinics, and hospitals both small and large. However, most fall short of Western standards of health care. Many facilities, especially the public ones, lack essential supplies and equipment. Even the better hospitals and clinics lack the most modern equipment. On the bright side, however, there are a number of intelligent, well-trained practitioners available. Many have trained in France or Western Europe. They may not be equal to the specialists at Mayo Clinic or the Johns Hopkins Hospital, but then again, neither are most American doctors. Probably the most important thing to remember about medical personnel and facilities in Abidjan is that it is a very fluid and changeable situation. The good consultant that was here last month may have left the country temporarily or even permanently.

One of the biggest barriers to accessing local care is language. Although in much of the world English has become the language of medicine, health practitioners in Francophone countries are still holding out. Few clinicians here speak English.

Following is a list of doctors and resources, currently in practice at the time of publication of this list:

Dr. Anne Bogui – Centre Médical Cardio-Respiratoire
Rue De Jardins 2 Plateaux
Phone : (+225) 22-41-38-38 / 22-41-88-88

Professeur Kangah
Phone: (+225) 05-05-93-88/ 225-21258129

Dr. Adèle N’ze – La maison Chiropratique
Phone: (+225) 48 02 12 07

 

Dr. Jacques Faddoul – Jeceda Building (downtown Plateau)
Phone: (+225) 20-21-66-10 / 20-21-62-97

Dr. Toure Turquin – Deux Plateaux Vallons (near REDSO)
Phone : (+225) 22-41-06-50

Professeur Gbery – PISAM
Phone : (+225) 22-48-31-31

Professeur Benoit Mathieu Camara – PISAM
Phone : (+225) 22-44-91-00 / 22-48-31-31

Professeur Eric Koffi – PISAM
Phone : (+225) 22-48 3131

Dr. Najoua Karaki-Tizon – Clinique Le Bélier
Blvd Giscard d’Estaing, Marcory
Phone : (+225) 21-26-26-86

Professeur Amadou Sangare
Phone: (+225) 23-45-21-70

BIOCSAM – PISAM
Phone : (+225) 22-48-31-23 / 22-48-31-31

Laboratoire Dr. Pierre Montagnier
Phone : (+225)-20-21-22-63 ; 20-21-33-53 ; 20-21-27-85
Phone : (+225) 05-01-11-79

Dr. Ettien Felicien – PISAM
PHONE (225) 22-48-31-31; also 20-33-75-00

Professeur Kakou Medard – PISAM
Phone (+225) 22483131

Professeur Guy Varlet
C.H.U. Yopougon – Phone (+225) 23-46-68-30 / 30-68-71-70
Also PISAM – Phone (+225) 22-48-31-31

Dr. Kassi Joséphine – Clinique Les Bleuets
Rue des Jardins, Deux Plateaux
Phone (+225) 22-41-72-08

Dr. Ahmed Khalaf – Clinique Médicale Trade Center
(works with three other ophthalmologists)
Phone (+225) 20-21-97-97 / 20-21-20-98

Dr. Wognin Danielle – PISAM
Phone (+225) 22-48-31-31

Dr. Huguette Roux – Rue des Jardins, Deux Plateaux
Phone (+225) 22-42-94-40

Professeur Inza Bamba – PISAM
Phone (+225) 22-48-31-31

Professeur Abdoulaye Bana – PISAM
Phone (+225) 225-22-48-31-31

Professeur Cosme Aguehunde – PISAM
Phone (+225) 22-48-31-31

Professeur Lambin Yves – CHU Yopougon
Phone (+225) 23-46-68-30 / (+225) 30-68-7970

Dr. Joseph Boguifo – Clinique Médicale Spécialisée (CMS)
(same street as Polyclinique Deux Plateaux)
Phone (+225) 22-41-72-96 / 22-41-75-09

Dr. Nassoko Mamadou – PISAM
Phone (+225) 22-48-31-31

Dr. Kamal Abdullah – Clinique Médical Trade Center
Phone (+225) 20-21-97-97 / 20-21-20-98

Dr. Philomène Lavodrama – Clinique Les Bleuets
Rue des Jardins, Deux Plateaux
Phone (+225) 22-41-72-08

Professeur Dick Amon Tano Flore
Phone (+225) 22-44-16-86 / 22-44-07-66

Mr. Ambroise Loucou – PISAM
Phone (+225) 22-48-31-31

Dr. Jean-Pierre Maleombho – Laboratoire WILIC
Phone (+225) 22-41-8323

 

 

Dr. Coulibaly Djeneba – PISAM
Phone (+225) 22-48-31-31

Dr. Djete Jacques Beugre – Capsy Indenie
Plateau Rue des Fromagers, (near Cathedrale Saint Paul)
Phone (+225) 20-21-56-19

Dr. Marie-Thérèse Trazo – Marcory Pharmacie Tiacoh
Phone (+225) 21-26-30-33 ;
Cel : 60114275 ; 05682862

Dr. Pascal BOGUI – Centre Médical Cardio-Respiratoire
Phone (+225) 22-42-88-88; 22-41-38-38;
Cel: 05-83-24-59

Professeur Sangare
Phone: (+225) 22-44-51-32 / 05-01-92-90

Professeur Dje Koffi
Phone: (+225) 21-24-91-22 / 21-35-51-47

Basic x-ray studies, some contrast x-rays (like barium studies), ultrasound examinations, mammograms, MRI and CT scans all can be done in Abidjan.

PISAM (Dr. OUATTARA A.) – Cocody above the Corniche
Phone: +225- 22-48-31-31

Centre d’Imagerie Diagnostique (CID) – Plateau
Phone : (+225) 20-21-44-11/ 20-21-46-40

Centre d’Imagerie Médicale Abidjan (CIMA) – Treichville
Phone : (+225) 21.24.54.09/ 07.99.61.80

There are numerous private hospitals, usually referred to as “polycliniques,” in Abidjan.

Private Hospitals & Cliniques

Both GMP and PISAM are privately run facilities and is the best Cote d’ Ivoire has to offer.

GMP has a modern facility with semi-private and private rooms for patients requiring hospitalization. The facility has a laboratory and radiology capabilities for ultrasonography and CT scan. Pediatrics, Gynecology, Endocrinology and Internal Medicine services are available at this hospital and a staffed Emergency Room (ER).  GMP is located in Plateau near Central Bank of West Africa, also near the Mosque of Plateau.

Polyclinique Internationale Ste. Anne-Marie (PISAM)
Phone (+225) 22-48-31-31

This privately run facility is the best Abidjan has to offer. Though referred to as a “polyclinic” it is equivalent to a community hospital in a small city in the United States. It is clean, fairly modern, and attractive. Rooms are mostly two-bedded though private rooms are also available. Laboratory and x-ray facilities, including a CT scanner, are functional though most technology is about 10-15 years outdated. An excellent variety of capable specialists are available. Many have received training in Europe. A small ER is open 24/7 and has a physician available at all times. Payment is expected at the time of services. PISAM is located in Cocody above the Corniche.

Les Bleuets Clinique
Phone (+225) 22-41-72-08

A small clinic conveniently located on the Rue des Jardins in Deux Plateaux, this facility specializes in pediatrics and ob/gyn. Services are available 24-hours/ day. Children can be hospitalized here if necessary for intravenous therapy and hydration.

Polyclinique Internationale de L’Indénie
Phone (+225) 20-21-53-53

This facility opened in spring 2001 next to the old American Club. It is a very attractive clinic and hospital with some well-qualified, mainly Lebanese physicians.

The main public hospitals, the CHU (University Hospital Center) system with campuses in Cocody, Treichville and Yopougon, would not routinely be used by Embassy personnel for clinical care. The system does, however, have some excellent physician specialists on staff and their expertise could be called on in certain situations. These facilities would also be utilized in a mass casualty emergency situation.