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Pediatricians in Barcelona

Pediatricians in Barcelona

Access healthcare for children in the catalan capital

There are many reasons why you might need a pediatrician in Barcelona. You might be planning a holiday here or moving here and want to make sure you have access to one for your child's sake, or you could be visiting as a medical tourist with your child for some of the best pediatric care available today.

Visiting Barcelona for a specific treatment. Where should you go?

The most famous pediatricians are located in the north of the city, mainly in the Sant-Gervasi district, so if you want to stay in the same area for convenience, take a look at our list of apartments in the same area. For more serious illnesses though, you can visit the most famous hospital throughout all of Spain, which is conveniently located in Barcelona and is called Hospital Sant Joan de Déu . It has been running since 1867, making it the oldest in Spain.

If on the other hand you are more in need of a diagnosis and opinion of a pediatrician, or want specialised preventive treatments, you should contact a specialist directly. For a list of specialist pediatricians in Barcelona, consult ours at the end of this article.

Hospital Sant Joan de Déu

Hospital Sant Joan del Déu
Exterior of Sant Joan del Déu Hospital

Why should you treat your child here?

In the whole of Europe, Hospital Sant Joan de Déu treats one of the highest number of patients per annum, with 225,000 passing by for treatment each year. They have dedicated teams in a number of fields and offer extra services like teaching, an International adoption service - giving medical advice for adopting children in other countries and providing a medical assessment for adopted children - and rehabilitation. There is even pediatric acupuncture!

Here is the list of medical specialities of the hospital:

  • Neurology and Neurosurgery
  • Oncology
  • Infectious diseases (e.g. HIV)
  • Pneumococcal infections
  • Heart problems
  • Learning Disorders

Will my child feel safe here?

No amount of medical knowledge will help your child feel at ease if the surrounding environment isn't welcoming. One of the best parts of the Sant Joan de Déu hospital is the services to help patients feel relaxed, safe, and content. If your kid has autism, cerebral palsy, or depression (amongst other criteria) there is an in-house canine-assisted therapy service to help with the emotional aspect of hospitalization. There is also WiFi in the entire building, so you'll always be able to stay connected.

There are many more services too, like entertainment and schools. Here's the full list:

  • Canine-assisted therapy
  • Child life – A program to explain things to children through games and interaction
  • Entertainment and clowns
  • Music therapy and concerts
  • School to carry on studies
  • Youth council to give patients a voice on improving the hospital
  • Volunteer visits
  • Social work and care to treat patients outside of the hospital
  • Spiritual care to help deal with moral or ethical situations based on beliefs.
  • Gifts from donors
  • WiFi throughout the entire site
  • Playrooms
  • Library

Where is the hospital?

The hospital is located literally on the border of the city and is only 800 metres and a 15 minute walk from a metro station found in the Les Corts district. If you're staying in Sarría-Sant Gervasi it's just a short minute or two drive up from Avenida Bonanova, you won't be able to miss it.

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Find a Pediatrician in Barcelona

Pediatrician making a home visit
Pediatricians in Barcelona

You might need access to medication or a professional for your child when in Barcelona, whether on holiday or moving here for the first time, so here is a list of pediatricians located in Barcelona, along with their specialities.

  • Dr. Frank Thorsten Faust:
    • General pediatrics and Pediatric pulmonology (lungs).
    • Address: C/ Vilana 12, 08022, Barcelona
    • Contact details:
      • Phone:+34 933933150
      • Emergency contact – Out of office hours:+34 639734211
      • Email:info@drfaustinstitute.com
      • Website:Dr Frank Thorsten's Website
  • Dr. Xavier Carbonell-Estrany:
    • General pediatrics and Perinatology.
    • Address: C/ d'Anglí, 59, 08017 Barcelona
    • Contact details:
  • Dr. Maria Dolores Terradas:
    • Neo-natal, general pediatrics, home/accommodation visits
    • Address: Passeig de la Bonanova 69, S-11. Barcelona 08017
    • Contact details:
      • Mobile phone: +34 651747664
  • Dr. Marisol Florensa Brichs:
    • Chidrens' Nutrition, Neo-natal, Vaccination, Acute respiratory infections.
    • Address: C/ Sabino Arana 5-19, 08028 Barcelona
    • Contact details:
      • Landline Phone:+34 932274747
  • Dr. José María Cubells Fuentes:
    • Preventative and General pediatrics.
    • Address: C/ Anglí, 31, 2º, 08017 Barcelona
    • Contact details:
      • Landline Phone:+34 931549900

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