Maritime Medicine Unit
We are specialized in caring for both crew and passengers from cruise ships and yachts
At the Maritime Medicine Unit (Barcelona Cruise Medicals - IMS BCN) we coordinate and administer medical care and medical/surgical services for patients referred to us by the doctors of cruise ships and yachts anchored in Barcelona, be they passengers or crew. We deal with all of the logistics involved in organizing specialized medical consultations, imaging and diagnostic procedures, and we organize ambulances and other forms of transportation to bring patients from the port to the facilities of Centro Médico Teknon. With over 25 years of experience, we have agreements with the medical management of the best cruise ship companies in the world, with whom we cooperate very effectively and with whom we share a well-established sense of trust.
Managing such services requires in-depth knowledge of maritime medicine. This not only includes knowledge of healthcare, but also familiarity with international maritime regulations regarding:
- onboard safety
- control of epidemics
- occupational health
- as well as elemental concepts of the American medical/legal system, essential to ensuring that each patient receiving medical or hospital care from our centre obtains full, precise, clear and appropriate documentation translated into English, the official language on board cruise ships.
In order to properly control logistics in medical emergencies, our system includes full support from port authorities, as well as the cosignatories that serve as a direct, personalized link between the ship and the port, the Department of Exterior Health, and Barcelona’s principal private ambulance services.
In addition, Barcelona Cruise Medicals (IMS BCN) is the only centre in Catalonia and one of only a few in Spain authorized to perform occupational health exams for the most important cruise ship companies (PEME: Pre-employment Medical Examination).
Tel. +34 619 051 281