While the city offers a wide range of medical services, it can be challenging to find English-speaking general practitioners in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. However, if you find yourself in need of medical assistance, especially in the popular tourist destination of Maspalomas, you’ll discover a more accessible network of (amongst other languages) English, German, and Dutch-speaking doctors who cater to the diverse needs of international visitors.
In Maspalomas, you can expect to find not only English-speaking doctors, but also translators who can facilitate effective communication between patients and healthcare providers. This ensures that language barriers do not hinder access to quality healthcare services and enables visitors to receive the necessary medical care with clarity and understanding.
So, while finding English-speaking general practitioners may be challenging in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria as a whole, rest assured that in the bustling tourist hub of Maspalomas, you will have access to a network of medical professionals who can communicate effectively in English, German, and Dutch, ensuring your healthcare needs are met during your stay.
In this article, we’ll cover some recommendations from community members, for finding English speaking doctors in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.
Please note that these are answers and recommendations from community members and their personal experiences. Answers can be slightly edited for clarity.
I’m looking for an English speaking doctor in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.
At Calle Fernando Guanarteme 28B in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria there is a male English-speaking doctor, who is a general practitioner. I know they accept Sanitas health insurance. The doctor’s name is Dr Julio Cesar Dominguez Tato. The curly-haired receptionist also speaks English, and the other receptionists have some basic English. I can’t remember how long the wait has been for each of my appointments, but it’s been less than a week.
I went to Centro de Salud del Puerto. They don’t really speak English, but with hand, feet, and the help of Google Translate they now finally started examining my problem. Everything is covered by European Union Health insurance.
If possible, take the bus to Maspalomas, to Hospital San Roque. They have German and Dutch translators available. I am not sure if it’s covered by EHIC.
In general, you’ll have a much higher chance of finding German and English-speaking healthcare in the south, because of all the foreigners and tourists there.
Go to a Centro de Salud. There’s a big one close to Hospital Doctor Negrin. You may also try to go to the Hospital Doctor Negrin, but I don’t know if they’ll accept you without going to a centro de salud or if it’s not an emergency.
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