Hydra’s small Koulouris Hospital is available for residents and visitors in case of illness or emergency. There is a full x-ray department, and the facilities are fully adequate for dealing with basic illnesses and injuries; if the doctors and nurses on staff determine that a patient’s needs require more advanced attention, they will make arrangements for transportation to a hospital on the mainland, generally in Athens, by hydrofoil or by helicopter if the case is urgent.
For obvious reasons, Hydra’s ambulance, a small minivan, can only access the port and areas near level roads. Arrangements can be made to have patients requiring ambulance services carried, either by individuals or donkey, to an accessible area.
The hospital is located near the pet shop in Hydra’s main square, just down from the Rafalias Pharmacy.