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Andalusian Health Service (SAS) Costa del Sol Health District

Our organisation type is:: End user organisation

We are active in the following Technologies: Service innovation, User perspective, Design, Field trials / living lab, Hardware, sensors, actuators, Interfaces, software (front end), Integration, Accessibility, Other technology provider, Communication / Dissemination / Marketing, Impact assessment, Knowledge transfer, Project management

Action type: Research, Testing / Trials, Studies, User perspective, Social Science / Elderly, Public health, Geriatric specialist Org

Applications: Health & wellness, Home care, Information and learning, Knowledge Transfer, Social interaction


Servicio Andaluz de Salud or Andalusian Health Service (SAS)

SAS is an autonomous body attached to the Ministry of Health of the Government of Andalusia in the South of Spain. Its mission is to provide public quality health care to the citizens, seeking efficiency and optimum use of resources. SAS has a network of integrated care services and it is organized to ensure the accessibility of the population. There are 1,491 primary care centers, 29 hospitals and 84.706 employees. Costal del Sol Health District covers the west Coast of Malaga province. It serves a population of over 400.000,  including more than 50.000 people over 65 years old. It is divided in 4 Areas: Benalmadena, Fuengirola-Mijas, Marbella, and Estepona, with 24 Health Centers organised in 12 Clinical Management Units.

We provide various services including:

• Medical consultations, specific clinical care of chronic conditions, home visits.

• Nursing care

• Child and Adolescent care

• Home care for patients discharged form Hospital, and housebound patients.

• Care of the elderly

• Sexual Health Care

• Care of the woman (cancer screening and pregnancy)

• Accidents and emergencies

Costa del Sol has been a popular holiday destination over the last forty years. We receive visitors from inland and abroad. It is also a very popular area for ex-patriates form all over Europe and rest of the world. There are more than 55 different nationalities among our patients. We have an important foreign community residing in Costa del Sol, mainly from United Kingdom, France, Germany, Netherlands and Scandinavian Countries. Many of them are retired people and people with disabilities with not much family and social support and living independently. There are also rural areas with a high rate of aged population. That makes home care an important part of our activity. We also have a Residential Care Unit, supervising the care of the elderly in Residential Homes. We have a strong collaboration with the homecare service of our local municipality.

We have experience in several european projects,   (AAL-EXCITE, ICT-GIRAFF

We offer expertise in care of the elderly, analisys of user requirements, use of robotic telepresence technology and evaluation of ICT at end user level.

Contact details


Carlos Gutierrez-Castañeda, head of La Lobilla Clinical Management Unit , Estepona, Distrito Sanitario Costa del Sol
Phone: +34677906726


Andalusian Health Service
C/La Unión s/n, 29651 Mijas Costa, Malaga