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Health

Rarotonga's main hospital, on a hill between the airport and Arorangi, attends to emergencies 24 hours a day.

The Tupapa Community Clinic (closed Sunday) at Tupapa, a km east of town, provides medical consultations. In the same building is Dental Services (weekdays only).

It's usually more convenient to see a private practitioner, such as Dr. Tereapii Uka, upstairs in Ingram House opposite Avatiu Harbor. A private dentist, Dr. K. Henry, has an office adjacent to Dr. Uka.

The CITC Pharmacy (closed Sunday) is in central Avarua at CITC Shopping Center.

The water is usually safe to drink straight from the tap, except after heavy rainfall when it becomes murky.

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