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Medical Problem

Camino(s) past & future
bogg1000
#1
Are there any hospitals or doctors for peregrinos? I am in León with a broken rib. I would like an x-ray just to make sure the rib isn’t poking into any organs. I do have medical insurance through Allianz.

I know at home it can take up to three weeks to get an appointment, so post is probably moot, but any suggestions would be appreciated.

Thanks!
 
Camino(s) past & future
C/F: 2013, 2014
C/M: 2016
C/P: 2015, 2017
C/I: 2018
Voluntario: 2014 to 2018
#2
If you have a smart phone do a Google / Bing search for 'centro de salud near me.' These are neighborhood health centers. They will triage you and send you to the hospital if necessary.

Alternatively, present yourself to the A&E (Emergency Room) at the local hospital.

You can ask at your hotel or albergue for help. They will help you sort it out. Take the extra rest day at Leon to sort the matter, as Leon has far better facilities than down the road.

Hope this helps.
 
Camino(s) past & future
Frances: St-Jean-PdP - Santiago dC - Muxía - Fisterra (Aug 2017 and March/April 2018)
#4
I went to the hospital called the San Francisco (St Francis). They were wonderful and my travel insurer paid for everything- X-rays, consultation, pharmaceuticals etc.
I had Spanish friends with me...that helped a lot with language.
 

Harington

una abuelita inglés
Camino(s) past & future
Vézelay/Francés 2011, Primitivo 2012, VdlP 2013, Via Domitia 2014, Inglés 2015, Francigena 2016
#5
Are there any hospitals or doctors for peregrinos? I am in León with a broken rib. I would like an x-ray just to make sure the rib isn’t poking into any organs. I do have medical insurance through Allianz.

I know at home it can take up to three weeks to get an appointment, so post is probably moot, but any suggestions would be appreciated.

Thanks!
It depends on whether you're from an EU country and have an EHIC card. If so you can go just about anywhere.
 
Camino(s) past & future
bogg1000
#6
Thank you!!! Rib is doing better with Ibuprofen, so I am less worried, but excellent info to have! Thanks again.
 

RJM

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
A few times, but soon again I hope....
#7
Possible broken rib? Possible puncturing of internal organs? Treating it with ibuprofen?
I'm not sure an internet chat forum is the right place to be seeking advice and treatment information.
 
#8
Call the 24 hour worldwide assistance number on your ID Card. They should have trained reps to help you find a local doctor. Most assistance companies allow you to call collect as well.
 

Walking Lover

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
CdS from Leon to Santiago, June 16, 2016 to June 30, 2016.
#9
Are there any hospitals or doctors for peregrinos? I am in León with a broken rib. I would like an x-ray just to make sure the rib isn’t poking into any organs. I do have medical insurance through Allianz.

I know at home it can take up to three weeks to get an appointment, so post is probably moot, but any suggestions would be appreciated.

Thanks!
Go to a pharmacy and get a recommendation.
 

Johnlewis47

West of England Pilgrim
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances in 2019 is my plan. I’ve had a tough 4 years with personal issues & need guidance
#10
Thank you!!! Rib is doing better with Ibuprofen, so I am less worried, but excellent info to have! Thanks again.
As a health care professional, if you’re ok to sit around and talk on the forum, I’d say your organs are fine. It’s very difficult to puncture an organ with a rib (believe it or not) and if you had, you’d know about it long before wanting to be checked out.

However Ibuprofen won’t cut it for long, you will need stronger pain relief soon enough, as you will start coughing soon. Due to shallower breathing thanks to the pain, you’ll not be clearing your lower lung well and the cough will make it harder. While you can, 8-10 times a day, take a deep breath and cough out.
 

Johnlewis47

West of England Pilgrim
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances in 2019 is my plan. I’ve had a tough 4 years with personal issues & need guidance
#11
Hope you feel better soon and are back on the way
 

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