Vithas Salud Almuñecar English Speaking Doctor

While there isn’t a full hospital in Almuñecar, Vithas Salud medical center is the next best thing!  It is an international walk-in clinic, with facilities of a day hospital, including 4 hospital rooms with beds.  If you need hospital care after they close, at 22:00, they will transport you to the nearest hospital.

Almuñecar Vithas Salud medical center is an international walk-in clinic, with English speaking doctors and 24 hour emergency services. Read more on

*  This is a privately run hospital and is best with private health insurance or travel insurance.  If you are on the national health care system, you should continue to use Centro de Salud for your care and emergencies.

Vithas Salud Medical Center Almuñecar

This is a private medical center, which will accept some international health insurance, Spanish health insurance, and travel insurance.  Please check with your provider.  If you are a walk-in patient without insurance for a sick-visit, they will charge for the visit, as well as any additional fees for tests and scans.  They have 4 hospital beds and can also perform x-rays, blood analysis, and much more.   They are located at the west end of San Cristobal Beach, near Chinasol.  There is a city bus stop (line 1), just a few steps away from the Vithas Almunecar medical center.

Walk-In Clinic

You can see the English speaking doctor in Almuñecar Spain!  Just walk in, no appointment needed except for specialties.  Yep, you no longer need to drive to Nerja, Malaga, or Granada.  You can just walk right in and see the doctor!
Monday – Friday 08:00 – 22:00
Saturday 08:00 – 13:00


Vithas Salud Almuñecar offers 24-hour ambulance service, on-call house doctor, emergency & observation areas, walk-in general practitioner and infirmary, as well as many specialty services.  This is the closest thing you will find to an Almunecar hospital for the day.

Medical and Surgical Specialties

Aesthetic Medicine
Dedicated to improving the patient’s aesthetic image.
General and Digestive Surgery
Diagnosis and treatment of heart diseases. Including echocardiography.
Gynecology and Obstetrics
Online appointments available
Treatment of the eyes.
Specialty for the study and structure of the skin. Including diseases, diagnosis, prevention, and treatments.
The study of diseases of the ear, nose, and throat.
Endocrinology and Nutrition 
Diagnosis and treatment of illnesses related to hormones, metabolism, and food.
Traumatology and Orthopedic Surgery
Preservation and restoration of the form and function of extremities and the spinal column. Including sports medicine.
General Medicine

Other Onsite Services

  • Samples and Clinical analysis laboratory
  • Clinical and Pathological Anatomy test samples
  • Medical check-ups
  • Observation hospital rooms – there are 4 of them
  • Doppler ultrasound
  • Radiology
  • X-rays

Vithas Salud Almuñecar Insurance Coverage

Currently working with international health insurance companies and travel insurance.  Some Spanish health insurance is accepted as well.  As of July 2019, the medical center accepts DKV, Sanitas, Cosalud and more.  Of course, travel insurance is also accepted as well as visits with no insurance.  Please contact them directly for updated insurance information.  They do offer an online appointment system as well, but for the General Practitioner, you can just walk in!

Online appointments:  click here, for some reason the Almuñécar center is listed under the Malaga province, so just take note.

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Other languages:  Spanish, French, German, Swedish, English and more.

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