Acts 27
And when it was decided that we should sail to Italy, they delivered Paul and some other prisoners to one named Julius, a centurion of the Augustan Regiment. 2 So, entering a ship of Adramyttium, we put to sea, meaning to sail along the coasts of Asia. Aristarchus, a Macedonian of Thessalonica, was with us. 3 And the next day we landed at Sidon. And Julius treated Paul kindly and gave him liberty to go to his friends and receive care. 4 When we had put to sea from there, we sailed under the shelter of Cyprus, because the winds were contrary. 5 And when we had sailed over the sea which is off Cilicia and Pamphylia, we came to Myra, a city of Lycia. 6 There the centurion found an Alexandrian ship sailing to Italy, and he put us on board.

Here is a website that shows Paul’s journey on the Adramyttium.

https://www.conformingtojesus.com/charts-maps/en/paul’s_journey_to_rome_map.htm

Paul was free to go to his friends in Sidon. This is a huge risk for Julius. Paul could have easily escaped and it would have been Julius’ life at risk. ( Some comment that Paul might have had a guard with him, but that is really not written anywhere.)

Also something else to note from the Pulpit Commentary:
It is in very common use among medical writers for the care and attention required by the sick. It is very probable that St. Paul was suffering from his long confinement at Caesarea, and that the ἐπιμελία here mentioned has reference to his invalid state.

When i first read this scripture, it sounded like Paul needed some form of medical assistance.
What do you guys think?