Health care in New Shetland is provided by many separate legal entities. Health care facilities are largely owned and operated by the private sector. Health insurance is now primarily provided by the government in the public sector. Most of the population under 65 is insured by an employer, some buy health insurance on their own, and the remainder are state-insured.
Health care providers in New Shetland encompass individual health care personnel, health care facilities and medical products.
Most health care facilities are privately owned by for-profit organizations. However, most health care insurance companies are state-owned and the government has implemented mandatory minimum health insurance to prevent excessive health care bills.
The UHHS is the most important health care union of for-profit hospitals and associated health care facilities such as retirement homes and GP practices. It mainly operates in the Southern census region
Physicians in New Shetland include those trained by the national medical education system, and those that are international medical graduates who have progressed through the necessary steps to acquire a medical license to practice in a state.