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Medical assistance in Benidorm – Where to go, what to do

Medical assistance in Benidorm – Where to go, what to do

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.

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.

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.

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 a few private clinics in town but they wont all speak English, the ones below do.

Family Dr, English Speaking, As seen on Benidorm ER. 24 hour emergency call out service. Open 10 – 8 Monday – Saturday, closed Sunday´s
Dentists –
All dentists here are private –

 

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.
You will also find lots of other medical advice in this SECTION OF OUR WEBSITE

 

 

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Ronnie Scott
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Ronnie Scott

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.

Valerie Benson
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Valerie Benson

Very helpful thank you x

Tracy Ann
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Hopefully information you wont need, but handy to know just in case x

Gaynor fuge
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Gaynor fuge

I broken my wrist will
Need a letter to fly home

Tracy Ann
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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