Whilst no-one likes to think of getting ill whilst on holiday, if the unexpected happens, then you can be sure of excellent medical and dental care in Gran Alacant. In addition to several dentists, two well equipped clinics, a large pharmacy, several osteopaths, there are also several opticians.
Situated at the top of Gran Alacant on Avenida Escandavia, by the top of the Altomar 1 urbanisation, the Gran Alacant Medical Centre is state run and therefore you will need to show your EHIC when visiting.
Opening hours: Mon - Fri 08.00 - 14.00 (2 doctors) and Tuesday and Friday 15.00 - 20.00 (1 doctor) Tel: (0034) 966 699 081
The excellent Salvum private clinic is exceptionally well equipped and all staff speak excellent English as well as Dutch, French and Swedish (among other languages). Salvum is situated in the Life Resort in Gran Alacant on Calle Monte de Santa Pola - again at the top of Gran Alacant. Salvum accept all major health insurance and travel insurance policies.
Opening hours: Mon - Fri 09.00-14.00 and 15.00-18.00 (Saturdays and Sundays closed - then call 112) Tel : (0034) 966 695 374
There is NO state dental care in Spain (apart from dire emergencies when you should go to the local hospital). However the private cost for fillings, extractions etc are well below the cost of Northern European countries. Gran Alacant has several dentists, but one of the best is HealthyDent, situated in the centre of Gran Alacant on Avenida Africa. All dental treatment in Spain is on a private basis and dentist Claudia Rodriguez speaks excellent English.
Opening hours: Mon - Fri 10.00-14.00/Tuesday and Thursday 17.00-19.30
Tel: (0034) 966 699 358
Gran Alacant has two large pharmacies, one is situated at the top of Gran Alacant in Calle Monte de Santa Pola and the other is next to Consum supermarket in the Gran Alacant Commercial Centre. All the staff speak excellent English and are fully qualified to dispense advice and medication for minor ailments.
Opening hours:Mon - Sun 09.00-21.00 - 365 days a year