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The Basque public health system continually adapts to local inhabitants' demands for services and regularly takes on board the latest technological breakthroughs in the field to consolidate the principles of availability to all, equity, solidarity and healthcare quality.

All public healthcare resources in the Basque Country are managed by the Basque Government, through the Basque public health service Osakidetza - Servicio Vasco de Salud, which comprises 51 hospitals, 442 outpatients' centres and upwards of twenty-four thousand healthcare professionals, a number that ensures 4.5 doctors per 1,000 inhabitants.

Access full health information at Osanet, the Basque health service portal.


  • Health system
  • Health care centres
  • Hospitals
  • Chemist’s shops
  • Preventive practices
  • Health condition
  • Life styles



Fecha de la última modificación: 22/05/2007