Almuñécar’s English-speaking doctor at Nordic Health Care, with home visits, urgent care, and ambulance services. Offering a clinic on Paseo San Cristobal 18 (in the Mariote urbanisation), as well as house calls, urgent services, and 24 hr doctor, 365 days a year.
Grand Opening Spring 2021
Nordic Health Care Medical Center Almuñécar
Historically, this clinic was open in the winter months with house visits and urgent care the remainder of the year. As of Spring 2021 they celebrate their Grand Opening of the new clinic, which is open all year! Now located at ground level of the Mariote Building at 18 Paseo San Cristobal. The clinic is much larger, with a waiting room, a consultation room and more to come in the future, so stay tuned!
They work with all international travel insurances and have doctor and ambulance 24/7 in case of an emergency. The telephone numbers + 34678771452 or + 34 689690729 have the lines open 24/7.
They speak your language!
It can be overwhelming to be in a foreign country and not know the language. Yes, you may be fine in your day-to-day life, but when it comes to aches, pains, body parts, and more it can be more difficult. You want to be sure to convey the right words when it comes to your health care. Not to worry the staff speak several languages and are here to help you through it all (Spanish, English, Swedish, German, French and more).
Clinic Doctor, Home Visits, and House Calls
The clinic in Almuñécar is open on the Paseo San Cristobal, by appointment during covid measures. They are always on call 24 / 7 every day of the year. Doctor home visits are always offered and they will even do house calls to your hotel or holiday accommodation. For whatever reason it doesn’t matter, this team is always ready to go and can get to you in no time. In addition, they also have urgent care and ambulance services, in affiliation with the regional hospitals to ensure you have the best care.
What Medical Services Can Nordic Health Care Provide?
They offer a wide variety of medical services, such as:
- Walk-in general medical services
- Urgent care
- Lab tests (urine, blood, covid)
- General health care
- 24-hour medical services
- Ambulance services
- Antigen and PCR tests
- Heart monitors
- Oxygen therapy
- and more!
They do their best to perform what they can in their clinics or at your location, but sometimes they need to coordinate with the local hospitals. Your care and health are their priority. Please contact the clinic for a full list of services, questions and appointments. Nordic Health Care collaborates with the major hospitals all with international departments.
Can I get a Covid PCR test or Antigen test?
Yes, you can in Almuñecar or the doctor can come to you! The staff are multi-lingual and can speak English, French, Swedish, German, and more. A variety of covid tests, like the PCR and Antigen tests, are being offered by appointment at Nordic Health Care. Nordic Health Care can attend you anywhere on the Costa Tropical and beyond!
Covid PCR test
A PCR test for COVID 19 testing is used to detect the genetic material of the virus from a sample taken from the patient. Nordic Health Care collects a sample, using a swab in the nose/throat or using a saliva sample. Results usually take around 24h. The PCR is considered the Gold Standard of testing for the virus.
There are many types of antigen tests available. At Nordic Health Care, they use a lateral flow test which is widely accepted for international travel. This type of test detects the proteins on the surface of the virus. This test has the advantage of the results being available within about 10 minutes and a flight certificate can be issued right away too.
The Covid antibody tests are done by pricking the tip of your finger for a dab of blood. This is then analyzed and the results can show if your body has been in contact with the virus in the past. It can also inform us if the body is defending itself from the virus at the moment. These too are quick results in about 10 minutes. This test is not accepted for flying.
PCR Test for Travel or when you have symptoms
All tests are prescribed by a doctor, so you should see your medical doctor. There are 3 likely scenarios when you may want a Coronavirus test in Almuñécar. Nordic Health Care medical center offers COVID tests for flights including a certificate, for people with symptoms, or if you just want to know if you have had the COVID virus with an antibody test.
There is a doctor on-site at Nordic Health Care, so the test can be performed right away. All covid tests are by appointment only, to be sure the test kits are available and to determine if a home visit is required for the test. This clinic has an office, but they also offer 24/7 services 365 days a year.
Contact for pricing and appointments in the office, your home, or hotel. Read more about covid tests.
If you are a community, association or large group travelling together, special pricing is offered.
Please contact us for more information.
Contact for questions and appointments
Click here to email Nordic Health Care firstname.lastname@example.org
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Where is the Nordic Health Care Clinic?
The medical clinic is located on the ground floor of the Jardine de Mariote building, on the Paseo San Cristobal. Please see the detailed address and map location below.
Nordic Health Care
Paseo San Cristobal 18 (Mariote Urbanisation), Almuñécar
Tel: +34 678 771 452 or +34 689 690 729
Clinic hours Monday – Friday 09:00 – 13:00
24 hour home visits and ambulance services, with an English speaking doctor
Get to know the team
The team offers many years of experience in the medical field and will ensure you feel comfortable and can communicate easily. Catherine is at the clinic to greet you with a smile and can speak several languages. She will arrange your appointment with you and coordinate your tests, home visits, and clinic visits.
Dr. Alberto Gómez Quesada can also speak several languages and is there to help you with what you need. He is general practice specialist who will listen closely to what you have to say and recommend the best treatment plan possible. You may request a visit to your home or hotel or an appointment at the clinic.
We are often asked about private insurance. You will need to check with your provider to see if they are on your plan. They specialize in working with foreigners, who often have international travel insurance or a reimbursement plan with their provider. You will need to check with your provider.
Cold & Flu Season vs Covid
As we enter cold and flu season, make note of your symptoms before jumping to conclusions. Know the symptoms of Covid versus the standard cold and flu. Contact Nordic Health Care to schedule a flu shot.
Protection From Coronavirus
The best way to protect yourself from the COVID-19 virus is to avoid exposure. Please be cautious, wash your hands regularly, wear masks, and stay home if you have any symptoms.
- Wash Hands
Wash your hands often with soapy water for a minimum of 20 seconds. As an alternative, you may also use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
- Use elbows
When you cough or sneeze, tuck into your elbow or use some tissue to prevent the spray into the open air. Immediately after your cough or sneeze, use hand sanitizer or wash your hand.
- No poking around
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth as much as possible.
- Keep your distance
Keep a distance of about 6 feet (2 meters) from others. Also, avoid large events and mass gatherings.
If you are experiencing symptoms or live with someone who does, self-isolate and call Dr. Ben for a PCR test.
For more information about the various details of testing or the coronavirus, please use the sites below.
The Mayoclinic post about testing and procedures for Covid.
More about the Coronavirus in Almuñécar & La Herradura.