Ask LIU! Healthcare and hospitals in Gran Canaria

Today in Ask LIU! we share the answers to the questions about healthcare and hospitals in Gran Canaria! There are public and private hospitals in Gran Canaria and healthcare is good, so no need to worry about that. Public hospitals will accept your EHIC (European Health Insurance Card). Check this article if you’re looking for a dentist or a dermatologist.

If you are traveling abroad and find yourself in need of medical help, it is important to know what resources are available to you. Depending on your location, you may have access to hospitals, clinics, and other healthcare facilities that can provide the necessary treatment. However, it is also important to be aware that the healthcare system in Gran Canaria may be different from what you are used to, and you may need to take extra precautions to ensure that you receive the care you need. It is also a good idea to research the local healthcare system before you leave and to consider purchasing travel insurance to cover any unexpected medical expenses.

Please note that these are answers and recommendations from community members and their personal experiences. Answers can be slightly edited for clarity.

Is there a medical emergency number to call for advice?

061 is the medical emergency number in Spain.
Raquel | 02-01-2023

If you don’t speak Spanish, it’s better to call 112.
Nelleke | 06-01-2023

What are the best private hospitals in Las Palmas?

I’m looking for a general medical checkup.

HPS Private Hospital (Hospital Perpetuo Socorro) on Calle León y Castillo.
Nelleke | 06-12-2022

Can somebody recommend a private clinic in Las Palmas for an MRI?

Hospital Perpetuo Socorro (HPS Private Hospital)
Alfred | 21-12-2022

Looking for a children’s hospital in Gran Canaria

Hospital Materno Infantil, it’s free of charge with the EU Medical card (EHIC). Make sure to bring your ID and insurance card. You just go to the Emergencia Pedeatria and you’ll have access to a modern facility with all kind of testing, from X-ray to MRI.
Sergio | 23-12-2022

Which pharmacies are open after 10PM?

Farmacia Catedral in Vegueta (near the Cathedral of Santa Ana).
Nelleke | 10-12-2022

Search in Google for farmacia de guardia in las palmas. There you can find all pharmacies available.
Victoria | 11-10-2022

A doctor in Las Palmas, who speaks some English? 

Here they speak some English: CENTRO MÉDICO ÍNTER CLINIC on Paseo de Las Canteras.
Ben | 06-05-2022

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