In Barcelona there is no health problem, so no need to get vaccinated against any disease.

Before your departure:
remember to take your Spanish or European Health Insurance Card. Citizens insured in the countries of the European Union and those with which Spain has signed agreements on Social Security can directly go to the nearest medical centers.

Attendance at the centers of the Social Security in Spain is free, except in some cases where you have to pay a fix amount or a percentage of the costs of health care, on an equal footing with the State to which insured tourist move.

Useful information: addresses and telephone numbers

Emergency numbers in Barcelona

  •      112: European emergency number
  •      061: Medical emergencies
  •      092: Municipal Police (Guardia Urbana)
  •      088: Catalan Police (Mossosd’Esquadra)
  •      091: National Police
  •   080: Firemen

Public hospitals in Barcelona

If you have an accident or become ill during your stay in Barcelona, the easiest is to go to a public hospital, they are numerous in the city and with very good professionals. They can cater for an emergency or a medical consultation, the only drawback is that normally the waiting time is quite long. Be patient !!

List of public hospitals:

Main public hospitals in the center of Barcelona

Hospital de Sant Pau, Barcelona
Address: Street SantQuintí, 89 – Barcelona
Phone: 932 919 000

Hospital Clinic of Barcelona
Address: Villarroel, 170 – Barcelona
Phone: 932 275 400

Hospital Valld’Hebron Barcelona
Address: PasseigValld’Hebron, 119-129
Phone: 934 893 000

Hospital del Mar in Barcelona
Address: PasseigMarítim 25-29 – Barcelona
Phone: 932 483 000

Hospital del Mar is next to the beach, if you have any incidents in this area go to this hospital.
Home health services

If you do not want to wait in the waiting rooms of public hospitals and you prefer a doctor to assist you in your accommodation in Barcelona, here is a list of doctors that attend at home. Eye! Consult prices before the visit because they are not economic.

Medical Home

Phone: +34 617 783 263 +34 931 813 993 ///
Doctor on Sunday (24 hours service and speak several languages)
Phone: +34 938 024 925

Pharmacies in Barcelona

In every neighborhood you can find without difficulty several pharmacies open during labor hours, just ask the locals for instructions to find the nearest pharmacy.

If it is not very serious, pharmacists can advise and prescribe a medication to relieve you in case of light sickness allowing you to save time and money.

In case of emergencies and after hours, you can use the following pharmacies open 24 hours a day.

Pharmacies open 24 hours in Barcelona

Right Eixample

Farmàcia Laguna Ventosa
Provença, 459
Phone: 93 455 December 07

Farmacia Alvarez
Passeig de Gràcia, 26
Phone: 93 302 November 24

PasseigSant Joan, 111
Phone: 93 457 53 72

Left Eixample

Farmacia Torres
Aribau, 62
Phone: 93 453 92 20

Ciutat Vella (old town)

Farmàcia Clapés Antoja
La Rambla, 98
Phone: 93 301 28 43


Farmacia Saltó
Avinguda Madrid, 220
Phone: 93 339 63 32


Farmàcia Castro Acción
Gran de Gràcia, 115
Phone: 93 217 87 47

Press here to see all 24 hours open pharmacies in Barcelona.