The medical services in Bethlehem are numerous and fairly well developed. Of the six hospitals in Bethlehem, three are maternity, one is psychiatric, one is pediatric and one is a general hospital. The total number of hospital beds is estimated at 506. There are 32 primary health care clinics in the Bethlehem district of which 16 are sponsored by NGO's (non-governmental organizations), 14 by private proprietary organizations, and two are associated with UNRWA. (United Nations Relief Works Agency). There are five ambulance vehicles and 133 physicians. In addition, there are 341 nurses and 27 dentists.
The district contains a large number of charitable societies and non-governmental organizations which offer health services unavailable in Palestine. A new wastewater collection network was recently constructed in the three towns of Bethlehem, Beit Jala and Beit Sahour. Approximately 99% of the population has access to drinkable piped water supply.
1- Al-Dibs Hospital, Maternity Tel: 2744242
2- Al-Hussein Hospital, General Tel: 2741161
3- Beit Sahour Cooperative Health Clinic. Tel: 2774443
4- Al-Yamamah Hospital, General. Tel: 2764444
5- The Holy Family Hospital. Tel: 2741151,Fax:2741154
Benevolent Societies, Medical Institutions & Clinics.
1. Women Child Care Society
P.O.B. 313, Beit Jala.
Near Orthodox Church
Tel: 742507, Fax: 742204
2. Holy Land Christian Mission
Mount David Orthopaedic Hospital.
Manger Street, P.O.B. 24
Tel: 742600, Fax: 741914
3. Knights of Malta
Hospital of the Holy Family
Sisters of St. Vincent of Paul,
P.O.B. 8. Tel: 741151, Fax: 741175
4. Beit Sahour Medical Center
P.O.B. 44, Beit Sahour, Tel: 6474443
5. Holy Family Care Center,
Near Milk Grotto, P.O.B. 966, Tel: 6470002., Fax: 6470002
6. Caritas Baby Hospital,
Pediatric, Tel: 741171
Institutions for the Handicapped
1. Epheta Institute,
School for Audiophonetic Rehabilitation of Deaf Children,
Paul VI Street, P.O.B. 105.
Tel: 742568, Fax: 745576
2. House of Hope for the Blind and the Mentally Handicapped.
Hebron Road, P.O.B. 27 Across Epheta
Tel: 742325, Fax: 740928
3. Psychiatric Hospital of the Government
El-Jabal Street, Sisters of St. Dorothea, P.O.B. 60
Tel: 741155, Fax: 741657
4. Swedish International Relief Association (SIRA).
Special Education School, helps the slow learners.
Beit Jala Road, P.O.B. 167. Tel: 742597, Fax: 741254
5. Siloah Mission
Rehabilitation Center for Physically Handicapped,
P.O.B. 177, Beit Jala, Tel: 741373
6. Terre des Hommes
P.O.B. 20180, Tel: 742485, Fax: 747549
7. Bethlehem Arab Society for the Physically Handicapped
Cremisan Street, P.O.B. 100, Beit Jala,
Tel: 744050, Fax: 744053