Everything you need to know about Marbella

Hospital Costa del Sol

Type: Hospitals
Location: Marbella

N-340 Km 187, 29603 Marbella
Tel:+34 951 976 669

Hospital Costa Del Sol in Marbella is the main hospital which offers all services including accident and emergency.

Important telephones for the Costal del Sol Hospital.

Main numbers – 951 97 66 69 / 951 97 66 70

Information – 951 97 66 02

External Consultations – 951 97 67 83

Clinical Documentation – 951 97 68 84

Hospitalization – 951 40 40 04

Click here for helpful terms & phrases in an emergency

If you need urgent attention, you can go directly to the hospital emergency department (emergencia urgente). If you are a Pensioner, and have registered with the Health System or work in Spain and pay into the Social Security System.

Make sure you have your Sistema Nacional de Salud de España card with you.

If you are a tourist or resident and not a member of the Health System. If you find yourself in a serious, life-threatening emergency, you should call 112. This number is free of charge and valid in all Spanish territories. The Spanish word for A&E department is “urgencias”.

Be aware that if you ask a hotel or travel representative to call a doctor, you may be treated privately. If you wish to be treated under the state system you must call 112 and ask for an ambulance to take you to the nearest state hospital.

Please ensure that you have with you:

  • your passport
  • your European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) –  The EHIC gives you the right to free emergency treatment in state hospitals or clinics ONLY if you are a resident of an EU/EEA country.
  • or/and proof of private medical insurance if you have it.

You will be charged for non emergency treatment as not covered by EHIC card if you don’t have alternative insurance.

Interpreters available

If you need help with the language, you can request the services of a volunteer interpreter. There is a large group of volunteers covering mornings & afternoons from 10.00-15.00 & 15.00-20.00.

The volunteers are of different nationalities. English, Danish, German, Finnish and Dutch and also Spanish. Some speak only English but in general several languages. And of course it is required to be able to speak Spanish. They walk around with a “busca”, a telephone with which the staff & doctors can find them in the hospital if translation is required or for some other matter.

Most of the doctors speak English. As most of the foreign patients are English, for them translation is often not necessary, but they do go to all rooms of foreign patients and visit to see if they can offer some help or speak with the family or just have a chat.

To contact a patient in a hospital room

If you want to speak to a patient in the hospital, you will need to know their room number. Tel. + 34 951 404 004 and then dial the room number followed by 1 for a bed near the door or 2 for a bed by the window. You will then be connected.

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Hospital Costa del Sol

N-340 Km 187, 29603 Marbella