Medical Assistance

Please note: The Department of State assumes no responsibility or liability for the professional ability or reputation of, or the quality of services provided by, the entities or individuals whose names appear on the following lists. Inclusion on this list is in no way an endorsement by the Department or the U.S. government. Names are listed alphabetically, and the order in which they appear has no other significance. The information on the list is provided directly by the local service providers; the Department is not in a position to vouch for such information.

Assistance In Finding Medical Help

If you become sick or hurt, you can contact the consular section for a list of local doctors, dentists and medical specialists or see below.  If you are injured or become seriously ill, the consul may at your request, inform your family or friends. You are responsible for the cost of any medical services.

Medical Facilities in Cotonou


  1. Polyclinique Les Cocotiers B.P. 1227 Cadjehoun intersection across from Cadjehoun post office tel: 21-30-14-31, 21-30-14-20 Dr. Assani
  2. Clinique d’Akpakpa (Boni) PK 2 on the road to Porto-Novo on the right, tel: 21-33-06-40. Contact Dr. Agboton (speaks English).
  3. Clinique Mahouna Patte d’Oie neighborhood. Tel. 21-30-14-35.


The following doctors can be consulted in their offices. Some will make housecalls:

  1. Dr. Dominique Atchade, tel: 21-30-10-70 (Home). Speaks English. His office is located at the National University Hospital (CNHU). He is also the current Manager of Clinic Mahouna, tel. 21-30-14-35.
  2. Dr. Anne Brunet Apithy, tel: 21-31-35-26 (office) 21-33-04-13 (home). Speaks English. Office located in “La Residence” neighborhood.
  3. Dr. A.M. Caudron-Tidjani, tel: 21-31-56-34. Office in “SCOA-Gbeto” neighborhood.


  1. Toxi-Labo: Maro-Militaire neighborhood
  2. Pharmacie/Laboratoire AYELAWADJE (Batonon): across the new bridge past a SONACOP station

N.B. This is not an endorsement of any of the above. This is for informational purposes only.

Last updated January 2017