SJD Barcelona Children's Hospital is a non-profit institution that aims at providing care for the entire population, either through the Catalan Health Service or through other insurers.
Our relationship with CatSalut
Since its inception in 1867, SJD Barcelona Children's Hospital has been a private, non-profit institution that is dedicated to public service. One of its major milestones came in 1973, when it made the transition to a centre with the support of the government.
In 1991, the Generalitat de Catalunya (local government of Catalonia) established the Catalan Health Service (CatSalut), an entity that "ensures comprehensive and high-quality public health coverage for all citizens of Catalonia", as "public insurer", and which offers a number of specific services.
As a private centre, SJD Barcelona Children's Hospital provides healthcare services in cooperation with CatSalut. For some specialties, the hospital is the only centre in its geographic area with appropriate facilities.
Agreements and contracts with public administrations
The following is the list of agreements and contracts which SJD Barcelona Children's Hospital has entered into with various public administrations and which were in effect during 2015.
Private and international care and other services
As a private non-profit institution, SJD Barcelona Children's Hospital offers private inpatient and outpatient services, both nationally and internationally.
We provide a wide range of general paediatric specialties (Ophthalmology, Otorhinolaryngology, Traumatology, etc.) and highly specialised units that offer solutions to complex conditions, for which we are reference centre for second opinions.
We also incorporate services for which there is currently no public coverage, such as Orthodontics, Learning Disorders, an Adoption Unit and Sports Medicine.
For mothers and babies, we offer care during pregnancy and childbirth for women who opt for private medical care, and for mothers from other countries who choose our hospital during maternity.
The sum of the economic performance from our private and international activity has a great influence on SJD Barcelona Children's Hospital, helping in its sustainability and the continual development of care for all its patients.