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Coronavirus Covid-19

CORONAVIRUS / COVID-19

 

Coronavirus  is COVID-19 is the infectious disease caused by the most recently discovered coronavirus. This new virus and disease was unknown before the outbreak began in Wuhan, China, in December 2019. COVID-19 was confirmed as a pandemic in March 2020 affecting many countries globally. It is a part of daily life, and we have to remain vigilent and listen to local guidance to try and stop further spread of this disease.

Symptoms  –  If you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical attention and call in advance. Follow the directions of your local health authority.

  •  Call 061 if you need urgent medical attention or 112 if you need to request an ambulance.
  • If you have travel insurance, please make sure you notify them if you need medical attention.

 

PHARMACYS

List of Pharmacy’s open on Sundays etc

*** 24 Hour Pharmacy ***  –  Farmacia Gaspar Real Vicens – Carrer d’Aragó, 70, 07005 Palma, Illes Balears – Tel 971272501

GHIC –  Global Health Insurance Card

In the UK, you may have a GHIC card /  Global Health Insurance Card.  and with this you can go to any public hospital to seek medical treatment. Click Here  for further info or to apply for it.

United Kingdom.
Phone: +44 191 218 1999.
Fax: +44 191 225 2131.
Email: Overseas.Healthcare@dwp.gsi.gov.uk

Most hotels can call a doctor to see you at your hotel if you feel unwell, but you are likely to need to pay for this service on the spot. 

If you have travel insurance, please make sure you notify them if you need medical attention.

IB-SALUT 

By Phone:

  • Phone contact for any health problem call : 061
  • Phone contact of Administration, call: 971 28 58 54
  • Fax to Administration: 971 28 58 48

Email:

Office:

  • C/Illes Balears s/n, 07014. Palma de Mallorca
  • Opening hours  8:00-15:00, Monday to Friday

STATISTICS

If you want to see the latest COVID 19 statistics for Spain  /  Visit

EMERGENCIES

Guardia Civil                 062
Fire                                     112
Ambulance                    112
Police                                 091

EHIC for Mallorca Residents 

If you are a resident here, and need the European Card to receive healthcare whilst on holiday elsewhere , then you can apply for one here online. Normally arrives within a few days once requested.  Application and Renewal

Mallorca Hospitals

Some of the public and private hospitals in Mallorca are listed below, along with the address and telephone number. On our APP, you can see where they are on the map. Download our APP, see links on the side..

Please note there are public and private hospitals, we have indicated the private ones below.

Palma De Mallorca – Hospital Son Espases  – Palma de Mallorca – 87120500

Palma De Mallorca – Hospital Son Llatzer – Carretera de Manacor, km 4. – 871202000

Palma De Mallorca – Clínica Palmaplanas – Camí dels Reis s/n, 07010, Palma de Mallorca – 971918000 * Private

Palma De Mallorca – Clínica Rotger – C/ Santiago Russinyol 9, 07012, Palma De Mallorca – 971448500  *Private

Palma De Mallorca – Policlínica Miramar – Camí de la Vileta, 07011 , Palma de Mallorca – 971767000

Palma De Mallorca – Clínica Juaneda – C/ Company 30, 07014, Palma De Mallorca – 971731647 * Private

Playa de Muro – Hospital General de Muro – C/ Veler 1, 07408, Platja De Muro – 971891900 * Private

Alcudia – Hospital Port d´Alcudia – Avda. Juan Carlos I. Edificio Concha del Lago, Alcudia – 971891835 * Private

Alcudia – Hospital d´Alcudia – C/ Formentera 5, Alcudia – 971547373  * Private

Inca – Hospital Comarcal d’Inca – Carretera Vella de Llubí, S/N, 07300 Inca –  971 88 85 00

Manacor – Fundación Hospital Manacor – Ctra. Manacor-Alcudia, s/n, 07500 Manacor – 971847000

Hospital Joan March – Carretera Palma Sóller, km 12, 07110 Bunyola – 871202000

 

see our COVID page for further updates and information.

Processionary Caterpillars

Processionary caterpillars

These are dangerous to pets, and must be treated with absolute caution. The Pine Processionary Caterpillar can injure or kill your dog and cause serious health problems for people.

What are processionary caterpillars ? 

The processionary caterpillar is the larval stage of a type of moth.  In order to metamorphose into a chrysalis, it first spends a certain time nourishing itself, mostly by feeding opine needles (i.e. pine, cedar, etc.), around which it also weaves its silk cocoon. In spring, it then comes down from its tree in order to burrow underground and thus complete its transformation. Risk is particularly high at this time of the year, as the chance for our pets of coming into contact with them is considerably increased.

Note:  the term “processionary” originates from the habit these caterpillars have of travelling around together in single file.

Risks to animals

Be under no circumstance fooled by the non-threatening appearance of these caterpillars. They actually possess urticating hairs which are released when threatened or stressed. These hairs are different from the caterpillar’s visible hairs: each is equipped with a hook which attaches to the skin and/or the surfaces of other organs, then ruptures and delivers a highly dangerous toxin.

Though cats can be affected, it is mainly dogs, with their playful temperaments, that tend to be most attracted to these tiny crawling creatures. The muzzle and mouth are most often affected. However, because the urticating hairs are very volatile, it is not unusual for other parts of the body to be involved (e.g. the eyes and eyelids). If ingestion occurs, the digestive tract can also be damaged.

Symptoms in dogs and cats

Mouth 

In addition to the pain caused, there will be significant inflammation visible around the animal’s mouth and muzzle. Necrosis of the tongue can rapidly occur and could even cause some parts to fall off, depriving the animal of being able to eat properly.

Skin

Contact with the dog or cat’s skin will cause an aggressive rash with multiple red spots. Itching and swelling of the affected area also often occur.

Eyes

The fact that these urticatig hairs can seriously damage the eyes, any contact with eyes is very dangerous and very painful for the animal. Moreover, the hairs can cause inflammation of the conjunctiva and the cornea resulting into corneal ulcers. Without being treated properly, they can even cause complete loss of sight.

What to do in case of contact?

If contact with a processionary caterpillar occurs, rinsing thoroughly the affected area without rubbing is recommended. It is important to seek urgent medical care as the consequences can sometimes be serious and irreversible for the cat or dog. When treated rapidly, the chance of a full recovery without long-term effects are much better.