If you suffer a medical emergency during your holiday in Orihuela, there are several hospitals and health centres across the municipality or nearby that will attend to your needs. Orihuela counts on qualified and competent emergency services.
If you need to make use of the health infrastructure in Orihuela and its entire municipality and its emergency services you must take the following information into account:
If you belong to a country within the European Community, and you are visiting Orihuela as a tourist, be sure to bring your European Health Insurance Card (EHIC), which must be solicited in your country of origin, in order to be treated at hospitals and health centres in Spain.
If you are a Spanish tourist remember to have your health insurance card provided by your regional healthcare department.
If you are from a non-EU country, remember to take your travelinsurance contract, along with a credit card, which will need to be taken to the health centre along with your passport.
In the event of minor injury or ailments, there are many pharmacies or drugstores open late during business hours. You also have those chemists that are open 24 hours.
This information of interest about the pharmacies on duty 24 hours, can be found in the windows of all pharmacies, telling you which is nearest to where you are at that moment.
Another way to obtain this information is through the local newspaper, in the last pages we have pharmacies are on call and the phones useful and of interest, among which are those related to emergency services.
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