There is a small hospital for locals in Goroka, but this is not a centre of medical excellence and should not be relied on.
Many hospitals in Papua New Guinea are not equipped to deal with Westerners and sometimes resent seeing patients who are not locals as the resources are very limited.
There are a few major hospitals in Port Moresby, but again they are not up to Western Standards and should be avoided. In the event that you absolutely had to have treatment in Papua New Guinea, I would recommend the Pacific International Hospital in Port Moresby and be prepared to pay up front and a lot of money. almost 8 years agoAnswered by Lisa via WorldNomads.com
I went to the hospital/facility for an xray of my ankle when I severely injured it. Didn't have any problems. If you can find a missionary doctor (as missionaries seem to abound there), they'd be more accustomed to western patients, but still might refer you to the hospital/clinic in Goroka for some tests/procedures (as was my case) over 6 years ago