Hôpital Universitaire Justinien

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Justinien University Hospital
Hôpital Universitaire Justinien, Cap-Haïtien.jpg
Location Rue 17 Q, Cap Haïtien, Haiti
Coordinates 19°45′45″N 72°12′21″W / 19.76262°N 72.20579°W / 19.76262; -72.20579 (Justinien University Hospital)Coordinates: 19°45′45″N 72°12′21″W / 19.76262°N 72.20579°W / 19.76262; -72.20579 (Justinien University Hospital)
Lists Hospitals in Haiti

Hôpital Universitaire Justinien is the main hospital in the second largest city in Haiti, Cap-Haïtien. It is located close to the center of the city near the Place d'Armes Cathedral. The hospital is named after Justinien Etienne,[1] a local magistrate who spearheaded and oversaw the construction of the hospital. Hôpital Universitaire Justinien began as a hospice in 1890 and was later transformed into a hospital in 1920 during the United States occupation of Haiti.

Hôpital Universitaire Justinien is a teaching hospital with 250 inpatient beds, with approximately 60 medical residents training in disciplines including internal medicine, general surgery, family medicine, pediatrics, obstetrics/gynecology, urology, orthopedic surgery, otolaryngology, and anesthesiology. With help from the University of Miami, the hospital was the first in Haiti to start a family medicine residency program.[2] The hospital has a laboratory, pharmacy, and radiology services for both inpatients and outpatients.

The hospital receives some financial support through the state and private organizations, and is able to provide a level of free medical care in addition to its fee-based services.


  1. ^ Recueil des lois et actes de la République d'Haïti de 1887 à 1904, Volume 1. Haiti, by Claudius Ganthier
  2. ^ The University of Miami Department of Family Medicine and Community Health: The Haiti Project