The Guide to Healthcare in Marbella

Pia Arrieta
Pia Arrieta DM Properties
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Marbella is blessed with many attributes for which it is renowned: pristine beaches, world-class entertainment and gastronomic offerings, and an enviable climate that sees over 320 days of sunshine a year. One of the characteristics that doesn’t make it into tourist brochures, however, is the less glamorous, but nonetheless, just as important detail that Spain, and the Costa del Sol in particular, have a reliable, sophisticated healthcare system that caters to both residents and visitors.

Healthcare in MarbellaWhether you're an expatriate, a long-term visitor, or a tourist, Marbella offers a plethora of healthcare options to ensure your well-being.

In this Healthcare Guide, we aim to offer a comprehensive look at who is eligible for state-provided healthcare, where this is available, and how to get it. We also examine the options available in the private healthcare sector for Marbella and the surrounding area and detail the specialisations to be found in each establishment so you can identify just where to go should you need it.

Public Healthcare System

Servicio Andaluz de Salud

Who Is Eligible For Public Healthcare in Spain?

The eligibility criteria for the Spanish National Healthcare System (Sistema Nacional de Salud, SNS) can vary depending on several factors such as residency status, employment, and contributions to the social security system. Here are some general guidelines:


  • Spanish Citizens: Full access to the healthcare system.
  • EU Citizens: Usually eligible for healthcare if they are residents and either employed, self-employed or have sufficient financial means.
  • Non-EU Citizens: Those with a valid residency permit and who are contributing to the social security system are generally eligible.


  • Employed: If you are working and contributing to the social security system, you are eligible.
  • Self-Employed: Also, eligible if contributing to the social security system.
  • Unemployed: May still be eligible if they have exhausted their unemployment benefits but this can vary.


  • Retirees: Spanish retirees are generally covered. EU retirees may also be covered depending on bilateral agreements and certain conditions.
  • Students: EU students often have access through the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC). Non-EU students may need private insurance.
  • Dependents: Spouses and children of eligible individuals are usually also eligible.

Special Cases

  • Tourists: EU tourists can use the EHIC (European Health Insurance Card) or UK citizens the new GHIC (Global Health Insurance Card) for temporary healthcare needs. Non-EU tourists are generally not covered and should have travel insurance. Visitors using these cards should know that this doesn’t provide comprehensive healthcare, for which private insurance should be bought.
  • Convenio Especial: A pay-in scheme for people who don't meet other criteria.

It's important to note that while the Spanish healthcare system is public and generally free at the point of service, some services like prescriptions may require a co-payment.

How to Register for Public Healthcare in Spain - Residents and Non-Residents

Determine Eligibility:

  • If you're a legal resident and contribute to the Spanish social security system, you're typically eligible for public healthcare.
  • If you're employed, self-employed, or have recently become unemployed in Spain, you can access public healthcare services.

Required Documents:

  • Proof of residency (e.g., Residencia or TIE).
  • Social security number.
  • Passport or national ID card.
  • Empadronamiento (a document that proves you're registered with the local town hall).

Registration Process:

  • Visit the nearest Centro de Salud (Health Center) with the required documents.
  • Fill out the necessary application forms.
  • Once approved, you'll receive a tarjeta sanitaria individual (public health card), which you should present at medical appointments.

For Non-Residents:

  • E.U. Members:
    • Present your passport or national ID card.
    • Provide the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) or a certificate from your home country that proves you're entitled to healthcare while in Spain temporarily.
  • Non-EU Members:
    • Present your passport and any valid visas or permits.
    • Provide a health insurance certificate or a document from your home country that states you're entitled to healthcare during your stay in Spain. Note that bilateral agreements might exist between Spain and certain countries, making the process smoother.
  • Services for Non-Residents:
    • Non-residents can access emergency medical services and may receive some subsidised treatments.
    • It's essential to understand that as a non-resident, the scope of services might be limited compared to residents. It's advisable to have travel or health insurance to cover any additional medical expenses.
Psychologist Marbella

Mental Health Provision - A Vital Component of Overall Well-being

Mental well-being is as crucial as physical health. Everyone, regardless of their background or circumstances, can face challenges that impact their mental state. Recognising the importance of mental health and seeking assistance when needed is a sign of strength and self-awareness.

In Marbella, many private clinics offer specialised psychology and psychiatric services. These institutions are equipped with professionals trained to address a wide range of mental health issues. For individuals in urgent need or those seeking more immediate attention, these private establishments might provide quicker and more specialised care than the public healthcare system.

For emergencies, there's a suicide hotline available at +34 024. However, it's important to note that while the hotline aims to cater to as many individuals as possible, being addressed in any language other than Spanish is not guaranteed. Fortunately, the hotline does make provisions for those who are hard of hearing or have speech impediments, ensuring they receive the necessary support.

Whether through public or private channels, Marbella offers resources to support residents and visitors alike in their mental health journey.

Public Emergency Services

Some numbers that are always useful to keep handy, whether on holiday or resident on the Costa del Sol, are the Spanish Emergency Services.

Marbella is equipped with a centralised emergency number +34 112, while you can also call for an ambulance on +34 061.

Marbella Emergency service numbers to have at hand are the following:

Hospital Marbella

State Funded Health Centres (Centros de Salud)

These are the backbone of Marbella's public healthcare system and offer General Practitioner medical services as well as being a good port of call for minor emergencies. They are also known as ‘ambulatorios’ and are available for residents with the appropriate status.

  • Access: Each area has their own Centro de Salud, and to use it you'll need to register, at which point you’ll be assigned your GP. Always carry your passport and a Spanish or European health card when visiting.
  • Language Barrier: While some staff might be English-speaking, it's advisable to bring a Spanish speaker if you're not fluent.

Costa del Sol Hospital

Hospital Costa del SolThe Costa del Sol Hospital to the east of Marbella is not just a cornerstone of healthcare in Marbella and the surrounding areas; it is also highly respected across Spain and Europe. Managed by the Agencia Sanitaria Costa del Sol, a public healthcare organisation under the regional government, the Junta de Andalucía, the hospital has been committed to offering efficient and quality services to the public since its opening in December 1993.

Facilities and Capacity

The hospital has 400 beds, with an €86m extension in progress which will add a further 150. Incidentally, an average of around 100 healthy babies are born every month – indeed, it is recognised as a leading centre for childbirth and childcare.

During the summer, the average number of emergencies increases from 140 to 355 a day, as the local population increases with the influx of tourists.


  • General Medicine: Comprehensive general medical services, from diagnostics to treatment plans.
  • Surgery: State-of-the-art operating rooms for various surgical services.
  • Pediatrics: A dedicated wing for specialised care for younger patients.
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology: Comprehensive women's health services, including maternity care.
  • Orthopedics: Specialised care for bone and joint issues.
  • Cardiology: A dedicated cardiology department for heart-related issues.
  • Intensive Care Unit: Equipped for critical cases, providing round-the-clock monitoring and care.

Accident and Emergency (A&E) Provision

The hospital's A&E department operates 24/7 and is well-equipped to handle emergencies, providing immediate care for acute illnesses and injuries. The department is staffed by specialised medical professionals trained to handle a wide range of emergency situations.

Facilities for Non-Spanish Speakers

With at least 15% of patients being non-Spanish speakers, the hospital offers translation services staffed by volunteers, with most staff able to communicate in basic English at the very least, as well as some other languages. Don’t assume that they will speak your language, however, so, if possible, take a Spanish speaker with you just in case.

Contact Information Hospital Costa del Sol

  • Parking: Free 1,000-place underground car park
  • Transport: Regular bus service to and from the hospital; taxi rank located outside the main out-patients entrance
  • Address: Autovía A-7 Km 187, 29603 Marbella
  • Contact: +34 951 976 669 / +34 951 976 670
  • Email:

Hospital Regional Universitario de Málaga.

Hospital Regional Universitario de MálagaThe Hospital Regional Universitario de Málaga, historically known as the Residencia Carlos Haya, is centrally located in Málaga and has been a pivotal healthcare institution since its inauguration on April 30, 1956. More than just a hospital, it is a centre of education, innovation and research affiliated to other teaching hospitals nationally and internationally.

Initially established with a capacity of 300 beds, of which only 115 were operational, the hospital has undergone significant expansions and renovations over the decades. Today, it encompasses the General Hospital, Maternal and Child Hospital, Civil Hospital, and the Centre for High Resolution Specialty "Joseph Estrada".

With its vast infrastructure and a dedicated team of professionals, the Hospital Regional Universitario de Málaga has consistently delivered top-tier medical services, making it an internationally renowned centre of medical excellence and preferred choice for both locals and individuals from other regions of Spain.

Facilities and Capacity

  • Size and Staff: The hospital spans a vast area of central Málaga over various centres and employs a large team of dedicated professionals, including doctors, nurses, and administrative staff, ensuring comprehensive care for all patients.
  • Modern Infrastructure: The hospital boasts state-of-the-art facilities, ensuring that patients receive care in a modern and comfortable environment.
  • Research and Development: The hospital is deeply involved in national and international medical research, contributing to advancements in various medical fields.

Facilities for Non-Spanish Speakers: The Hospital Regional Universitario de Málaga recognizes the diverse linguistic needs of its patients. To cater to non-Spanish speakers, the hospital offers translation services. Many of the hospital's staff are proficient in English and other languages, ensuring that language barriers do not hinder the provision of quality healthcare.


  • General Medicine
  • Surgery
  • Paediatrics
  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Orthopaedics
  • Cardiology
  • Intensive Care Unit
  • Neurology
  • Dermatology
  • Urology
  • And many more...

Additional Facilities and Services

  • Transport: The hospital is easily accessible by public transport, with bus services connecting it to various parts of the city.
  • Parking: Ample parking space is available for patients and visitors.

Contact Information Hospital Regional Universitario Malaga

Hospital room in Marbella

Private Healthcare

Those who can’t access state healthcare, or wish to use private healthcare facilities, are well-served in Marbella. Private healthcare in Marbella is characterised by a range of services that cater to both residents and the large expatriate community, as well as tourists who visit the city. These services often go beyond basic healthcare to offer specialised treatments in areas such as orthopaedics, cardiology, and cosmetic surgery, among others. Additionally, many facilities boast state-of-the-art medical equipment and internationally trained medical staff and offer multilingual services to cater to the diverse population in the region.

Many private healthcare providers in Marbella offer comprehensive health insurance plans, and some have partnerships with international insurance companies to facilitate medical care for tourists and expatriates. The pricing for private healthcare services can vary widely, depending on the type of treatment and the facility, but it generally offers quicker access to medical services compared to the public healthcare system.

In addition to traditional hospitals and clinics, Marbella also has specialised healthcare services like home doctor services, 24/7 emergency care, and even medical tourism packages that include a range of treatments and procedures.

Whether you're seeking routine check-ups, specialised surgeries, or even cosmetic procedures, Marbella's private healthcare institutions provide a plethora of options tailored to meet individual needs. The sector also caters to an international clientele, making it a popular choice for both residents and visitors seeking quality medical care.

Private Emergency Services

Helicópteros Sanitarios

Helicopteros SanitariosHelicópteros Sanitarios differs from a pure private healthcare provider, in that it provides a leading home doctor and emergency service on the Costa del Sol and has been in operation since 1988. The organisation employs over 200 professionals equipped with the latest technology and advanced medical equipment. They offer healthcare services 24 hours a day all year round, right in the comfort of your home, catering to a range of medical needs from minor ailments to serious emergencies.

Facilities and Specialisations

  • Emergency Service: While a helicopter will be deployed in grave emergencies, their ICU ambulances can reach you within minutes in case of a medical emergency or accident. The ambulances are equipped with the latest medical equipment and are staffed by highly qualified and experienced doctors.
  • 24h GP Home Service: A phone call away, their prompt and professional medical attention can prevent a condition from worsening.
  • Additional Specialist Services: They offer a wide range of optional services to complement their basic coverage.


  • Multilingual Assistance: They offer medical assistance in multiple languages.
  • No Age or Medical Restrictions: They do not have any age limit or medical restrictions for their services.
  • Pricing: Membership offers unlimited medical assistance for less than 25€ per month.

Contact Information Helicopteros Sanitarios

Private Hospitals and Clinics

Hospital Ochoa, Marbella

Hospital OchoaHospital Ochoa must have one of the best locations of any hospital in Marbella, situated alongside the beach and the seaside promenade that takes you right into the town centre in minutes. It’s a premium healthcare facility that has been serving the community with dedication and expertise from its inception in 1997. After our opening in 1997 with just 7 outpatient rooms and capacity for daytime emergencies only, we have grown to a 6,000m2 facility treating a 36 specialities.

With a commitment to delivering top-tier healthcare, the hospital is equipped with world-leading technology and offers personalised care to its patients. Boasting over 36 medical specialities, Hospital Ochoa ensures that patients receive comprehensive treatment in its modern facilities. The hospital's emphasis on continuous self-improvement, combined with its dedication to providing personalised and efficient care, has positioned it as a leading healthcare institution on the Costa del Sol.


  • Allergology
  • Clinical Analysis
  • Digestive System
  • Cardiology
  • General and Digestive Surgery
  • Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Endocrine System and Nutrition
  • Gynaecology and Obstetrics
  • Speech Therapy
  • General Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Pneumology
  • Neurophysiology
  • Odontology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Otorhinolaryngology (Ear Nose Throat)
  • Paediatrics
  • Psychology
  • Psychiatry
  • Radiodiagnosis
  • Magnetic Resonance/tac
  • Traumatology and Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Urology

Contact information Hospital Ochoa

HC Marbella

HC Marbella International HospitalHC Marbella International Hospital is a leading private healthcare facility just five minutes from Puerto Banús’s famous yachting marina. Set in zen-like tranquil gardens, the hospital more resembles a 5* hotel than a medical facility. However, with nearly two decades of experience, this hospital is committed to offering innovative patient-orientated precision medicine. It is a pioneer in implementing state-of-the-art techniques and treatments, including oncological treatments like immunotherapy, targeted therapies, genetic analysis, and genomic tests. The hospital boasts a highly qualified, international medical staff and focuses on personalised care for each patient.


  • Oncology: Offering treatments like immunotherapy and targeted therapies.
  • Diagnostic Imaging: Equipped with a brand-new PET-CT scanner with respiratory gating, a 3 Tesla magnetic resonance equipment, mammography unit with tomosynthesis and stereotaxy, a 64 x 2 slice CT scanner, and 4D Ultrasound scanners.
  • Angiology and Vascular Surgery: Specialised vascular treatments.
  • Fertility: Comprehensive fertility treatments.
  • Gynaecology: Full range of women's health services.
  • General and Gastrointestinal Surgery: Specialised surgical procedures.
  • Traumatology and Orthopaedics: Comprehensive orthopaedic care.


  • Rooms: 16 fully equipped rooms, many of which offer views of the hospital's beautiful gardens.
  • Consultation Rooms: 11 high-level equipment consultation rooms.
  • Surgical Unit: Recently renovated with 4 operating rooms equipped with the latest technology. It also has 7 pre-and post-anaesthesia posts for post-surgical surveillance, an endoscopy room, and a hair transplant room.
  • Endovascular Cardio Unit: Specialised unit for cardiovascular treatments.
  • Laboratories: 3 laboratories for Fertility, Andrology, and Clinical Analysis.
  • Kitchen: In-house kitchen to serve patients under the guidelines set by nutritionists.

Contact Information HC Marbella

Hospital Quirónsalud, Marbella:

Hospital quirónsalud MarbellaPart of a national chain, Hospital Quirónsalud Marbella is a leading healthcare facility located in the heart of Marbella town. The hospital has been a key player in Marbella’s healthcare sector for many years, offering a wide range of medical services and specialities. With its modern facilities and a team of highly qualified medical professionals, the hospital has gained a reputation for excellence in patient care. It is also involved in various charitable activities and medical research, making it a comprehensive healthcare provider.

Formerly known as USP Hospital de Marbella, it is part of Spain's leading private hospital group, Quirónsalud. The hospital is situated on the front line of the beach on the eastern side of Marbella, offering a scenic view of the sea and nearby fishing port from most of its beds.


  • Allergology
  • Clinical Analysis
  • Pathological Anatomy
  • Anesthesiology and Resuscitation
  • Angiology and Vascular Surgery
  • Digestive System
  • Pediatric Asthma
  • Cardiology
  • Medical Check-ups
  • Cardiac Surgery
  • General Surgery and Digestive
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery and Trauma
  • Pediatric Surgery
  • Plastic, Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Refractive Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Coloproctology
  • Spine
  • Dermatology and Venereology
  • Diagnostic Imaging
  • Electrophysiology and Arrhythmias
  • Emergency Medical Service 24h
  • Endocrinology and Nutrition
  • Digestive Endoscopy
  • Phleboesthetics
  • Genetics
  • Hematology and Hemotherapy
  • Hyperhidrosis
  • Speech Therapy
  • Capillary Medicine
  • Aesthetic Medicine
  • General Medicine
  • Intensive Medicine and ICU
  • Internal Medicine
  • Preventive Medicine
  • Nephrology
  • Pulmonology
  • Neurosurgery
  • Neurophysiology
  • Neurology
  • Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Obesity
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Dentistry and Orthodontics
  • Ophthalmology
  • Oncology
  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Pediatrics
  • Podiatry
  • Melanoma Prevention
  • Psychology
  • Psychiatry
  • Rehabilitation and Physiotherapy
  • Assisted Reproduction
  • Surgical Retina
  • Rheumatology
  • Health and Well-being
  • Urgencies and Family Medicine
  • Urology


  • 10,500m2 over six floors
  • Number of beds: 66
  • Cafeteria/restaurant
  • Recovery facilities
  • Bank/ATM
  • Money exchange
  • Pharmacy

Contact Information Quiron Marbella

Hospital Ceram Marbella

Hospital CeramHospital Ceram Marbella is a family-centric, full-service hospital that has a 20-year history in Marbella, initially specialising in Assisted Reproduction services. Located close to Marbella town centre, the hospital is a modern facility reflecting its commitment to delivering the highest level of expertise, innovation, and service to its clients.

Reflecting its genesis as a reproduction specialist, it is the only one in Andalucia offering water-birthing facilities in private rooms. Due to the fact that a high proportion of its clients are international, the hospital focuses on supporting its expatriate clients with dedicated staff, doing their utmost to ensure patients can be treated in their native language.


  • Andrology and Erectile Dysfunction
  • Anaesthesia and Resuscitation
  • Audiology
  • Cardiology
  • Medical Check-ups
  • General Surgery
  • Paediatric Surgery
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation
  • Phlebology and Varicose Veins
  • Gynaecology and Obstetrics
  • Aesthetic Medicine
  • General Medicine and Emergency
  • Internal Medicine
  • Neonatology
  • Neurology
  • Paediatrics
  • Pre-natal Care
  • Psychology & Psychiatry
  • Radiology and Ultrasound
  • Orthopaedics Surgery and Traumatology
  • Pain Unit
  • Assisted Reproduction Unit
  • Traffic Accidents Unit
  • Urology
  • Pneumology


  • 24-hour emergency adult and paediatric services
  • Four operating rooms
  • Recovery centre
  • Fertility area
  • Nine outpatient rooms to cover all specialities
  • Private ward offers 20 single rooms with all the amenities you would find in a hotel
  • Each room ensuite with a terrace with sea and mountain views
  • Four of the rooms are complete suites, two of which are equipped to facilitate midwives and family

Contact Information Ceram Marbella

Hospiten Estepona

HospitenHospiten Estepona is a prominent healthcare facility situated just off the main road to Estepona on the Costa Del Sol. The hospital is part of the Hospiten group, which has its roots dating back over 40 years when its first clinic was established in Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife. Over the years, the group expanded its reach, establishing facilities across the Canary Islands, mainland Spain, and even extending to Mexico.

The Estepona establishment is a modern facility, opened in 2005, and was the group’s first hospital in mainland Spain. It houses 39 beds, with rooms designed for comfort and offering scenic views of either the sea or the mountain. Each room is equipped with private bathrooms and individual temperature controls.


  • Total Number of Beds: 39
  • ICU Beds: 6
  • Operating Rooms: 3
  • Labour Rooms: 1
  • Outpatient Offices: 15
  • CT Scan
  • MRI
  • Free parking


  • Aesthetic and Cosmetic Medicine
  • Allergology and Immunology
  • Anesthesia and Intensive Care
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Chiropody and Podiatry
  • Clinical Neurophysiology and Neurology
  • Clinical and Cosmetic Dermatology
  • Dentistry and Oral Surgery
  • Dietetics, Nutrition, and Obesity Surgery
  • Emergency and Internal Medicine
  • Endocrinology and Diabetes
  • Gastroenterology and Gastrointestinal Surgery
  • Gynecology and Obstetrics
  • Hematology and Oncology
  • Image Diagnostics and Radiology
  • Infectology and Intensive Care
  • Laparoscopy and Endoluminal Diagnostics
  • Nephrology and Dialysis
  • Ophthalmology and Refractive Surgery
  • Orthopedics, Trauma, and Rheumatology
  • Otorhynolaryngology (ENT) and Speech Therapy
  • Pediatrics and Neonatology
  • Psychiatry and Psychology
  • Rehabilitation and Physiotherapy
  • Respiratory Medicine (Pneumology)
  • Thoracic and Vascular Surgery
  • Urology and Nephrology

Contact Information Hospiten Estepona

Clinica Premium

Clínica PremiumClínica Premium Marbella, situated in the heart of Marbella, has been a centre of medical excellence since 2006. With a commitment to providing top-tier healthcare services, the clinic has grown to encompass two central locations in the city, making it convenient and easy to get to.

The dedicated team of professionals, recognized both nationally and internationally, ensures that patients receive the best care possible. Offering over 30 medical specialties, Clínica Premium Marbella stands as one of the leading private specialty clinics on the Costa del Sol, with a particular distinction in Urology that sets them as a benchmark throughout Andalusia.


  • Nursing
  • Allergology
  • Clinical Analysis
  • Anaesthesiology
  • Digestive System
  • Cardiology
  • General Surgery
  • Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Dermatology
  • Endocrinology and Nutrition
  • Advanced Physiotherapy
  • Traumatology and Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Maxillofacial
  • Aesthetic Medicine
  • General Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Pneumology
  • Neurosurgery
  • Neurophysiology
  • Dentistry, Orthodontics and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Ophthalmology
  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Paediatrics
  • Podiatry and Foot Unit
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Radiology and Conventional Ultrasound
  • Rheumatology
  • Pain Management Unit
  • Urodynamics and Pelvic Floor
  • Urology


  • Two central locations in Marbella.
  • A 900-square-meter facility on Jacinto Benavente Street.
  • 20 medical consultation rooms.
  • An operating room for outpatient surgeries.
  • A 150-square-metre physiotherapy unit with seven independent spaces.
  • A dedicated aesthetic medicine unit.
  • Advanced technological equipment, including robotic surgery capabilities.

Contact Information Clinica Premium

Triay Medical Centre

Triay Medical Centre, MarbellaTriay Medical Centre, located in San Pedro Alcántara, is a distinguished medical facility that has been serving the community with a combined experience of over 52 years. Dr. Charles Triay, a prominent figure in the local healthcare scene, leads a team of English-speaking and mainly UK-trained GPs. The centre is dedicated to providing efficient, effective, and personalised medical care to both children and adults. With its roots deeply embedded in the Costa del Sol, the centre has garnered a reputation for its commitment to patient well-being and its comprehensive range of medical services.

The centre prides itself on its patient-centric approach, ensuring that individuals always receive the best possible treatment and support. Their services are not limited to general practice; they also offer specialised consultations, with an emphasis on continuous medical supervision and treatment. The centre's dedication to its patients is further highlighted by its 24-hour telephone access for urgent medical advice and the option for domiciliary visits.

Dr Charles Triay is a well-loved local family practitioner with a specialisation in addictions, having served as Director of the Marbella Town Hall addictive disease programme for 10 years.

The practice’s longstanding presence in the region and the trust they've built over the years is evident from the numerous positive reviews and testimonials from satisfied patients.

Contact Information Triay Medical Centre

Clinica del Rio

Clínica del RíoConveniently located in the centre of San Pedro Alcántara town, Clinica del Rio offers a comprehensive range of services.

Clinica del Rio was inaugurated in August 2005 with the aim of providing local residents with medical care and diagnostic services that were previously only available in Marbella. The clinic is equipped with advanced diagnostic tools and additionally employs highly qualified and experienced staff who are proficient in English, catering to the needs of the English-speaking population.


  • Allergology
  • Digestive System
  • Cardiology
  • General Surgery
  • Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Vascular Surgery
  • Coaching + Psychology for Adolescents
  • Dermatology
  • Endocrinology
  • Physiotherapy
  • Phlebology
  • Gynecology
  • Aesthetic Medicine
  • Family Medicine
  • Nephrology
  • Pulmonology
  • Clinical Neurophysiology
  • Neurology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Osteopathy
  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Pediatrics
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychotherapy
  • Podiatry
  • Radiology
  • Rheumatology
  • Traumatology
  • Urology

Contact Information Clinica del Rio


Pharmacy marbellaMarbella's pharmacies play a crucial role in the healthcare system. Pharmacists are well-trained and can often diagnose and treat minor conditions, so it’s often worth a visit to a pharmacist rather than a doctor for minor ailments, as they are generally quick and efficient. They can’t prescribe prescription medicine but can recommend over-the-counter remedies that can help for common symptoms like colds, flu, sprains etc.

Notable Pharmacies

  • Farmacia Berdaguer (24-hours)
  • Farmacia Mingorance (24-hours)
  • Universal Pharmacy (24-hours)
    • Address: Boulevard Príncipe Alfonso Von Hohenlohe, C.N. 340 - P.K. 179, Centro Comercial Tembo, Local A-1, 29600, Marbella
    • Phone:+34 952 86 75 36
  • International Pharmacy (24-hours)
    • Address: Av. Marqués del Duero, 76, 29670 San Pedro Alcántara, Málaga
    • Phone:+34 952 78 07 08
  • Farmacia Puerto Banus
    • Address: Centro Comercial Cristamar, Puerto Banus, 29660 Marbella
    • Phone:+34 952 81 69 30
  • Farmacia Fco. Jiménez:
    • Address: Plaza Puente Málaga S/N, 29601 Marbella Centro
    • Phone:+34 952 770 918
  • Farmacia Rodriguez Peñalver


Marbella's healthcare system is composed of a sophisticated and mature infrastructure with a blend of public and private institutions, ensuring that residents and visitors have access to world-class medical care. With state-of-the-art facilities, innovative procedures, experienced professionals, and a wide range of services, Marbella stands out as a city that truly cares about the health and well-being of its inhabitants and guests. Whether you're seeking routine medical care, specialised treatments, or emergency services, Marbella has got you covered.

Pia Arrieta, 05 Dec 2023 - Lifestyle

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