21:49:51 Wednesday, 8th December

Good quality medical care is available from a variety of hospitals, clinics and medical centres all over the Canary Islands. In Tenerife, there are a number of options available to holidaymakers, should you need medical attention.

In the unlikely event that you need any kind of hospital treatment, Spain-Tenerife strongly advises full travel insurance to cover all eventualities. The EHIC (European Health Insurance Card) allows all EU residents to have access to state-provided health care at a lower cost or entirely free of charge. You can apply for this card at no cost. Find out more details here. Please remember to bring your insurance documents with you, along with your EHIC.

Many medical centres use doctors who can speak other languages, the state hospitals provide a translation service and private hospital’s also have an interpreters’ department. 

Some people come to Tenerife for its therapeutic value, especially visitors coming from Europe's coldest regions looking for relief from ailments such as arthritis. Spending some time in the sunshine and relaxing in the warm ocean can do wonders for your health as well as being very good for the soul! In fact, a recent study has found that enjoying a holiday in the sun is a great health benefit and can boost vital vitamin levels.

Spain-Tenerife works with the finest hotels  on the island, all of which will be only too happy to give you advice about where to go for medical or dental attention. They can also point you in the right direction to the nearest chemist or ‘farmacia’, which have a clearly visible green cross outside.

We have put together a list of hospitals around the island:

Hospital Costa Adeje, Urb. San Eugenio, Edificio Garajonay, 38660, Adeje. Tel: 922 752626.

Hospiten Sur, Playa de las Américas, 38660, Arona. Tel: 922 750022. 

Hospiten Bellevue, Calle Alemania, Urb. San Fernando, 38400, Puerto de la Cruz. Tel: 922 383551.

Hospiten Tamaragua, Calle Agustín de Bethencourt, 30, 38400, Puerto de la Cruz. Tel: 922 380512.

Hospiten Rambla, Rambla General Franco, 115, 38001, Santa Cruz. Tel: 922 291600.