A dedicated number (952579979) for support for foreign residents, as available, to help direct to relevant services in English. Most days the office is run from the Tourist Office on the main road on Benalmádena Costa and one day a week (currently Thursday) from the town hall in Benalmádena Pueblo.
The local town hall / council office is the normal gateway to Spanish statutory social care. To apply for statutory social care a UK national must normally have been resident in Spain for 5 years in total and continuously for the last two years. This is why it is important that residents, and their families, think ahead and register residency (see ‘Helpful Topics’ section of this website). (If a UK national resident is not registered on the “padrón” in extreme cases some short-term emergency help may be available, but is ad hoc, cannot be predicted and varies by municipality).
TOWN HALL OPEN MONDAY-FRIDAY MORNINGS IN BENALMÁDENA PUEBLO. Foreign Residents Department details: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday : From 10:00 to 14:00 - Tourism Office (Avda. Antonio Machado 10,29630, Benalmádena Costa). Thursday : From 10:00 to 14:00 - Ayuntamiento de Benalmádena (Avda. Juan Luis Peralta, 29639, Benalmádena Pueblo)