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It is not likely that English will be the first language for emergency services. The following website is an excellent resource for all sorts of information, including Spanish translations of key descriptive phrases, Spanish government.
Mental Health Emergencies
Samaritans in Spain offers 24-hour, confidential help by telephone or email, for people who are experiencing emotional problems of any kind.
Tel: 900 525 100
Teléfono de la Esperanza
Teléfono de la Esperanza is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, allowing callers anywhere in Spain to discuss a range of challenges from trauma and suicide to relationship issues.
Tel: 717 003 717
080 or 112
061 or 122 +34 963 67 73
Local Police (policia municipal) - traffic, property
092 or 112
Civil Guard (guardia civil) - drugs, murders
062 or 112
National Police (policía nacional) - security, terrorism
www.policia.es 091 or 112
Crime victim support service 900 150 909
Medical Emergencies (servicios de urgencia)
+34 900 16 11 61
961 496 199
Emergencies 90 222 292 34 963 67 73 75
Red Cross Help Line
900 100 333
Gender Violence (Mujeres Maltratada)
016 or 900 100 009
Help Line (24-hour)
900 580 888
Maritime Sea Rescue
900 202 202
900 222 223
Tourist helpline; emergency (En, FR, Gr,)
902 102 112
Traffic Accident Report
Legal Assistance (free)
900 150 000
Power and gas emergencies
900 171 171
PERSONAL EMERGENCY INFORMATION FILE
Below are several checklists you may find helpful.
Familiarize yourself with Spanish laws regarding death -- burial customs, will probate, and asset distribution.
Register with your home Embassy or Consulate in Spain - Resources "Government"
Keep an emergency information card in your wallet that includes:
Date of Birth
date of information
Spanish NIE; SIP number
Primary/2nd (one Spanish speaker) – name, phone, email, relation
Primary Care Physician (PCP): name, address, phone, email
Medical Conditions – (as warranted)
Chronic (ie, diabetes, CHF); Recent Complications; Allergies
Medications – name/dose
Contact information to have on hand and give to a trusted friend:
Name, address, email, telephone number(s)
Next of kin - power of attorney who will manage illness or death
Contact information of your Executor or Advocate
Spanish Attorney - possibly power of attorney, Executor of wills
Spanish Tax Accountant – tax liabilities
Local Bank - address
Location of anything your friend might need –
car keys, legal/medical documents, etc.
Cleaning lady/service contact information
Landlord's contact information
Documents Residents should register in Spain
Note that the same documents should ALSO be filed in your home country if you have any assets there. The legalities are handled separately.
Will - important for distribution of Spanish property or assets.
Otherwise, the state will decide for you.
Living Will - how you want final-stage treatment handled.
Include burial preferences here; takes weeks to probate a will
Medical Advocate Assignment - someone to make medical decisions
Power of Attorney (POA) - can manage distribution of funds