We recently bought an apartment in Marbella and are planning to be here a max of (say) 3 - 4 months a year. We knew that at some point we would end up needing to see a GP, but that happened sooner than expected when my wife got a nasty mosquito bite on her eyelid last night. The eye swelled up and a Farmacia that we went into said she needed a cortizone injection. When hen I asked where to go, they suggested one of the private clinics / hospitals with an A&E department between town and the Arch. We went, were seen promptly by a doctor who spoke passable (but hardly fluent) English and charged €115 for a consultation and the jab, which is pretty reasonable by London standards. I have no idea how it rates for local treatment, though. We actually have excellent travel insurance with only a £50 excess per incident, so cost is not the determining issue. But I would like to find out whether there are better treatment options for this sort of issue, or something more mundane (say an infection that might require antibiotics). There are obviously a few English speaking doctors who advertise widely, but are any strongly recommended, and how easy is it to get to see them ? Is Helicopteros Sanitarios worth thinking about ? I suspect not in our situation, as we would need. to be seeing a doctor a fair bit for the annual fee to work out cheaper than paying a £50 excess each time there is a problem. BTW, have I understood that there is a single annual payment and that this covers all call out for the whole year ? Would they give treatment like a cortizone injection, or expect one to go and see another doctor after diagnosing the need ? I suppose they would be the best option if there is a real emergency and a trip to hospital is required, or will a local ambulance do just as well ??
Any help will be apprecited.
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