In an emergency you can go straight to a hospital A&E or ER (Urgencias). In a serious, life-threatening emergency, call the pan-European number 112 free of charge from any mobile/cell phone or landline.
If you want to get any other type of hospital treatment, you’ll need a referral from a doctor. There are public and private hospitals in Spain. Only the public hospitals provide free treatment. Some hospitals offer both private (privado) and state healthcare services (asistencia sanitaria pública).
Care for Me can make appointments and accompany you to your hospital appointments to translate and make sure you fully understand and answer your questions relating to your health.