Please click on the weblink for an explanation of how to find your local health centre. A NOTE ON TRANSLATION INTO ENGLISH: There is no automatic interpretation service available in English. Most health centres have English-speaking staff, especially in areas with more foreign residents. In areas with few foreign residents, it is advisable to make a first visit with a Spanish speaker and ask for the availability of English-speaking doctors. Staff will always do their best to help in either case. Our “Helpful Topics” section of this website provides more information on help available with English during a medical visit (see under Healthcare).
Your local public health centre run by the Servicio Canario de la Salud is your gateway to Spanish public health care and support if related to a short-term or long-term medical condition or disability. It is also a route to applying for social care where the need is linked to a medical condition being treated by doctors at the health centre.
|Languages||Some English spoken (on request), Spanish spoken|
|Timetable||Consult each centre in person. Centres marked CL (Centro Local or Primario) especially have more limited opening times. Centres marked CS (Centro de Salud) normally have longer opening times.|
|Type of organisation||Public|