I live and work in Baghdad, Iraq - for the US Government. I am unable to utilize the local healthcare system, and the services provided by the US Government do not provide the type of care I need. Any referral would be greatly appreciated.
I work as a contractor, not on official status with the USG. What that means is that I don't have access to the full resources of the US presence here. It's a complicated situation, but I can do things like Skype for a consultation.
I would have it mailed to me - my company has mail shipped in twice a week via Amman Jordan.
I tried to contact my old doctor, and found out he had retired years ago. It's been a long while since I needed medication, so when I tried to start up the prescription again I was told I'd need a new one. That's when I tried my old doc, and basically ran out of ideas. I'm stuck here in Iraq for at least another few months, so I'd like to get started sooner rather than later. Thanks again.
Most medical issues really depend on the severity of the case. For things like a spraigned ankle, mild infection (like bronchitis), etc., we would be treated on site by a nurse who is attached to the group. If it is for anything more serious, we are medevac'd to Amman, Jordan. Due to the nature of my employment, if I were to announce that I needed anti-depressants, I would be removed from my work and sent back to the US. My condition is not that severe, but they simply lack the medical care (read psychiatrists or counselors) to provide that sort of treatment here. Since depression is considered to be a somewhat "long-term" condition as far as resolution goes, I'd essentially be kicked out of the country.