Emergency Telephone Number = 112
There are both private and state run ambulance services for emergency and non urgent needs.
Private ambulance services provide a 24-hour service in most towns and are listed by town under Ambulances in the Yellow Pages. Most clinics and private hospitals also operate their own ambulance services. Ambulances are equipped with emergency equipment such as oxygen and life-support systems and drivers and staff are trained to provide first-aid.
On the Costa del Sol, there is also an emergency private helicopter service (Helicópteros Sanitarios) for which you can suscribe annually for a small fee.
Social security patients don't pay for ambulance services and private patients are generally reimbursed by their private health insurance (or travel insurance). By law, taxis are obligated to transport medical emergencies to hospital when requested to do so.