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Medical assistance in Benidorm

Medical Assistance in Benidorm - Where to go, what to do...

Unfortunately even on holiday medical issues can arise, know what to do and where to go.  This is your guide on how to obtain medical assistance in Benidorm 

The most important thing you will need is your EHIC card, this is completely FREE so no excuses not to have one, double check that yours is in date before you travel. Not everything is covered by this card, but it will help you deal with emergencies and give you access to the Public Medical System here in Spain, of course what will happen to this after Brexit is still up in the air.

Just because you have an EHIC card does NOT mean you don´t need insurance......... Yes you do, make sure you have the correct type of insurance, always read the small print, as some will not cover you for Private treatment. click HERE if you need insurance which covers existing medical issues.

Christmas News 

HEALTH CENTRES TO CLOSE Health centres will close for eight days the next two weeks.  Between Thursday and Sunday only those that open on Saturdays for emergencies will work

Health centres in the province of Alicante will be closed for a total of eight days in the next two weeks, coinciding with the Christmas holidays. On December 24 and 31 are always holidays among Health workers, so as both fall on Thursday and added to the holidays on January 25 and 1, these facilities will not open normally until the following Monday. In these eight days, only the health centres that regularly open on Saturdays to attend only urgent cases will operate. Along with these four days of closure, on December 28, 29 and 30, as well as January 4 and 5, the health centres will not operate in the afternoons, as has been the case in recent years. 70% of staff available.

Also due to the coronavirus pandemic, assistance in health centres continues to be mainly by telephone. Free access for patients is restricted for security reasons, to avoid overcrowding in waiting rooms that favours the spread of coronavirus.

List of Farmacias in Benidorm.

If you need emergency help -

Medical Care 24hrs: 900161161 or call 112

Disabled people can send a fax and an SMS to the National Emergency Numbers.
112 Calls are answered on average within 5 seconds.

Medical Assistance During  Covid19

Feeling poorly and worried about seeing a doctor?

Don´t panic! The doctors surgeries are still open, they are just working a little differently during the State of Alarm.

Please DO NOT simply walk down to your doctors to make an appointment. The local surgeries are doing their best to adapt under the current situation but obviously it is difficult for them as they are trying to avoid conglomerations.

So what should you do? Call you local GP surgery for advice. Most times the doctor will call you back the same day and do a telephone consultation. In many cases, the doctor will arrange a prescription for you to collect directly from the chemist without having to go to the doctors yourself at all.

To make an appointment here are some telephone numbers, they will ask you for your SIP card when you make an appointment.

BENIDORM RINCÓN: 966 81 63 45

ALFAZ DEL PI: 966 87 00 80

FINESTRAT: 966 81 64 70

ALTEA: 966 81 61 30

LA NUCIA: 966 81 63 30

WHERE TO GO IF YOU NEED A DOCTOR

Presuming you have all the above, ie EHIC card and insurance if you need to see a Doctor the first place you should go to is your Nearest Centro de Salud - click on the links for contact details and interactive maps.

New town - Centro de Salud Benidorm

Old Town - Centro de Salud, Old Town  or Centro de Salud Foietes Old Town

La Cala - Centro de Salud, La Cala

These are all open 24/7, take with you your EHIC card, Passport and Insurance documents.  The centres will then determine what treatment you need and depending upon your insurance will either send you to one of the Private Hospitals or the Public Hospital which is situated out towards Villa Joyosa.

Antibiotics are NO longer available over the counter and you now need a prescription so again one of the Salud´s is where you need to go.

Contact information for Hospitals 

Public Hospital - Marina Baixa Hospital

Private Hospitals - Hospital De Levante Imed and Hospital Clinica Benidorm

If you are just generally feeling unwell then visit one of the many Farmacias in town, most if not all will have a member of the team that will speak English and they can be very helpful for help and advice.

I don´t have any insurance or EHIC card?

If you have non of the above, you can sometimes get an emergency EHIC card, but then dealing with the hospitals and Doctors can prove more difficult as all details of treatment need to be sent to the EHIC  head office, treatment may have to be paid for first and then claimed back.

Your only other option is to pay to see a Private GP, there are quite a few private clinics in town most will speak English.

Dentists - ALL dentists here are Private

We recommend 3D Diagnostics, Dental Care And Implant Centre - Alfaz

IF YOU FEEL YOU CAN NOT GET TO EITHER ONE OF THE MEDICAL CENTRES OR A DOCTOR AND ARE STAYING IN APARTMENTS THAT HAVE RECEPTION FACILITIES OR AT A HOTEL ASK ONE OF THE RECEPTION STAFF TO CALL A DOCTOR FOR YOU, MOST WILL HAVE A LOCAL CONTACT, BUT OBVIOUSLY A CALL OUT WILL BE QUITE EXPENSIVE.

 
Advice for Residents
As a resident you should have a SIP card, which will cover you for medical treatment, if not then you should take out Private Health Insurance.
 
 
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Medical assistance is very important for all medical institutes, so I hope this article will help you how can you find them and make your life easier...

HealthExpress
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I need to get a abortion pill and possibly also see a GP or a sexual health specialist.! I don’t have a EHIC card or insurance I’m happy to apply for what ever I need

Ellie
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Hi, without an EHIC card or insurance your only option is to go to a private dr, contact the Imed hospital or clinica Benidorm, click on the links on the page above for telephone numbers x

Tracy Ann
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I broken my wrist will
Need a letter to fly home

Gaynor fuge
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Sorry to hear this, yes if you are in a cast, also contact the airline you are flying with as they all have slightly different criteria x

Tracy Ann
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Very helpful thank you x

Valerie Benson
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Hopefully information you wont need, but handy to know just in case x

Tracy Ann
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Go to the clinic at the back of the Indoor market. Take your passport and EHIC card ask a reception to see a doctor, and you will see one for free. Went in June saw a doctor got a script and was out within two hours, better service than at home.

Ronnie Scott
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Yes that is the nearest Centro de Salud if you are in the New Town area, there are 3 more dotted round town for other areas all are listed above with interactive maps to help people find them.

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