If living in the Costa del Sol between Sotogrande and Torremolinos, Helicopteros Sanitarios is a must. Unique to this part of the Coast, Helicopteros Sanitarios offers its members peace of mind. Being a mother of three, I have many a night called upon their services. When a child is ill, the last thing you want to do is drag them out of their bed and take them to a waiting room in a hospital emergency room. In fact doing this is a little ironic as surely this is one of the worst things you can do to a child suffering from a temperature! Helicopteros Sanitarios brings the doctors to you and that way you do not need to move the rest of your family. Indeed most of the time, the other kids in a household have no idea that anything is going on.
If the problem is serious, Helicopteros Sanitarios can transfer you to a hospital.
And now.. there is even better news, especially for those of us living in Manilva, Estepona and Sotogrande. Helicopteros Sanitarios are going to be opening a new 300m2 base in Los Hidalgos, Manilva. They have also expanded their fleet of ambulances with the introduction of two new intensive care units and hope to acquire a further two later on in the year to build up the total to 14 ambulances. In addition to this, they have acquired a new twin-engined Eurocopter EC-135 which has the most advanced technology and medical equipment on board. In fact, Helicopteros Sanitarios have actually invited their members to visit and see this new helicopter. So for those members out there wanting to see this mean machine, all you need to do is call Helicopteros Sanitarios and make an appointment to visit.
In terms of technological advancement, they have also recently acquired new electrocardiogram (ECG) equipment which enables doctors to check you and take your ECG data at home and transmit it directly to an in-house cardiologist who is able to immediately give specialist advice and liaise directly with your doctor at home.
Apart from the emergency home doctor service, Helicoteros Sanitarios also have a range of private doctors at their clinic in Puerto Banus. The have come up with a new innovative product too - annual general check-ups with/without a postrate check either at their headquarters (150/190 euros)or at home (310/375 euros).