Urgent health care


Urgent health care is available to everyone, national or foreign, documented or not, but to have full rights an Individual Health Card is required or to have official approval of the application to have complete access to health care.

If neither of these requirements have been fulfilled, health care can also be received through the Basque health system's health centres. In this case, to avail of free health care once in a position to do so, after the health issue has been resolved, the person will be sent to a health centre with the corresponding application form.

Further information

Territorial Health Delegation of the Basque Government

Urgent medical assistance timetables

Within the normal timetable, from 08:00 h to 20:00 h, health centres have a substitute doctor for emergency cases.

Outside this timetable until 08:00 am the following day, patients must use the Continuous Care Unit (PAC) de Sestao or Cruces Hospital or San Eloy Hospital.

The toll a free telephone number 112 is also available where each emergency will be assessed and appropriate instructions will be given.