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Utila Community Clinic

Utila Community Clinic - Click to Enlarge

Utila Community Clinic

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Patients receiving IV fluids infusion

Opened in 1981, Utila Community Clinic is a private medical clinic, founded by the Methodist Church, led by the Board of Directors, which include Utila's first inhabiting families. Currently led by Dr. Raissa Canales, 100% English proficiency, graduated from UNAH - Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Honduras, trained for dive medicine by Universiteit Stellenbosch at South Africa and DAN, with the capability to perform minor surgical procedures and medical emergencies, attending pediatric, gynecologic, surgical, dive related incidents. With full access to references with doctors in the Honduras's main hospitals located in the main cities of Tegucigalpa, San Pedro Sula and La Ceiba and with consulting staff at Divers Alert Network (DAN). Her staff includes Ethne Rose, receptionist, and Kenia Cabrera, maintenance assistant.


The Utila Community Clinic operates on a not-for-profit basis and is very appreciative of the support provided by our various donors and contributors.

Opening Hours:

Mon-Fri 8:00am to 2:00pm    Closed for Lunch 12:00noon to 1:00pm


From the Municipal Dock turn left into the main street, walk for about 6 minutes along the main street towards Sandy Bay. Continue past the Utila Fire Station for another 1-2 minutes. Utila Community Clinic is on the right hand side of the road opposite the Mizpah Methodist Church.

Contact Information


Dra. Raissa N. Canales

 Office Tel:

+ (504) 2425 3137

EMERGENCY Tel: + (504) 9513-5168 (Honduras Cell)


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