Ampara health system is unique in many ways. Ampara district has a population above 600,000 to serve, which is distributed unevenly. While some areas are densely populated, there are stretches of lands where there are hardly any people. It is a real challenge to serve them.

Health system in Ampara follows the general system that is seen in Sri Lanka. Health services are provided by public and private sectors. Public sector consists of hospitals and primary health care services, which are free to the public. Private sector provides hospital and clinic services. Private health services are offered by individual entrepreneurs.

High quality hospital based services as well as innovative community health services like diabetes self management scheme and mental health case management service are of special interest.