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Health

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Spain has an extensive public health service. All Spaniards get healthcare services for free. Tourists who are citizens of EU countries can also benefit from free health care if they hold the new EHIC, the card that is the replacement for the old E111 form. However, all emergency services are provided to everyone.

Hospitals
  • Hospital de Antequera
  • Hospital Básico de la Serranía de Ronda
  • Hospital de la Costa del Sol
  • Hospital de la Axarquía
  • Hospital Materno Infantil
  • Hospital Civil
  • Hospital Virgen de la Victoria (a.k.a. Hospital Clínico Universitario)
  • Hospital Regional Carlos Haya
Emergency phones are 061 or 112, the European emergency phone number that allows a callers to contact local emergency service for assistance. There are a great number of public and private hospitals, chemists' and ambulance services across the province. This means that Spaniards and visitors have access to qualified medical staff wherever they are, on coastal areas or at inland locations.

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Health Facilities
The standard of healthcare available on the Costa del Sol is a match for anywhere in Europe. 
The level of training for healthcare professionals is high and the facilities in which they operate are modern and well funded. The excellent hi-tech facilities, especially for cancer care, have been funded in part by donations from local ex-pat charities and King Fahd of Saudi Arabia.

Health Clinics
There are many private clinics operating in the area offering the complete range of medical and cosmetic treatments. Private clinics range from general practices to small centers housing specialists ranging from podiatrists to dentists to physical therapists to alternative health specialists. Also, the long established Inacsol health resort in Marbella offers top-quality medical treatment to patients from all around the world. 

Healthy Living
Just living in Spain can offer many benefits to your health. The world famous Mediterranean diet is just one of them. Another is the chance to be pampered by specialists in health and beauty in one of the many spas and health farms. In these a variety of treatments are available, from mud baths and massages to hydrotherapy.