The main health concerns for travellers to Ibiza are drug- and alcohol-related issues (tourists have died from falling off balconies and attempting to swim in the sea while under the influence) and potential traffic accidents (there have been deaths on the busy motorway outside Amnesia and Privilege, for example). There are hospitals in Ibiza Town.

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Before You Go

Health Insurance

Be sure to take out comprehensive travel insurance for Ibiza; alcohol-related incidents, for example, aren't uncommon. Check whether your plan will make payments directly or whether you will be reimbursed later for health costs abroad, as many Spanish hospitals and doctors expect upfront payments.

Recommended Vaccinations

Make sure you are up to date on routine vaccines and boosters before travelling to Ibiza.

In Ibiza

Availability & Cost of Health Care

Ibiza has good healthcare options and you'll find hospitals in Ibiza Town. If you need an ambulance, call 061; for emergency treatment, go straight to the urgencias (casualty) section of the nearest hospital. A basic doctor consultation can cost around €15 to €30. In the bigger towns, farmacias are invaluable resources and sell over-the-counter medication. The European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) covers Spain, though this is only valid for public healthcare facilities and doesn't include medical repatriation.

Tap Water

Most people avoid drinking tap water on Ibiza, due to concerns about its taste and salt and calcium content. To save on plastic bottles, consider seeking out one of the island's three agua potable fountains (in Sant Josep, Sant Rafel and Santa Eulària) for cheap (€1 for 19L) drinking-water refills.