Social Security and Health System
The Social Security is made up of a series of public organizations directed at guaranteeing all citizens with economic assistance and/or health care.
In the Basque Country, the Basque Health entity is Osakidetza – Basque Health Service (www.osakidetza.euskadi.net) linked to the Department of Health of the Basque Government. Its jurisdiction is the Basque Autonomous community and its activity is oriented at promoting health, preventing illness, and treatment and rehabilitation.
Registered workers and their families can request a Personal Health Card that accredits citizens with their health care. The European Health Card also guarantees the same standards as received by locals.
The emergency telephone number is 112.
The main health centers in San Sebastian are:
1) ONDARRETA AMBULATORY CARE CENTER
Tel. 943 00 66 00
2) AMARA CENTRO AMBULATORY CARE CENTER
Tel. 943 45 73 01
3) AMARA BERRI AMBULATORY CARE CENTER
José María Salaberria, 9
Tel. 943 46 28 44
4) GROS AMBULATORY CARE CENTER
Avda. Navarra, 14
Tel. 943 00 79 09
5) HOSPITAL DONOSTIA
San Sebastian’s main hospital, where the general emergency room, pediatric emergency room, and gynecological emergency room are located.
Pº Dr. Beguiristain, 109
Tel. 943 00 74 00
The working language at nanoGUNE is English. However, official languages in San Sebastian are Basque and Spanish. NanoGUNE offers to its employees the opportunity to learn both languages.