The Andalusian Health Service is an autonomous public entity responsible for health care provision in Andalusia. As part of the Ministry of Health of the Government of Andalusia, its main purpose is to provide high-quality public health care to the citizens of the region (over 8.4 million inhabitants), ensuring its accessibility and the satisfaction of its users, and seeking efficiency and optimum use of resources.
Healthcare services are provided by SAS through a network of integrated healthcare facilities: 1,517 primary care centres, 49 hospitals, 16 Health Management areas and more than 120,000 employees distributed throughout Andalusia. The wide range of public health services provided includes preventive and public health activities as well as highly specialised services. The primary health level provides comprehensive care including health promotion and community health. Specialized care is provided by hospitals and outpatient clinics.