The hospital serves as a community hospital, and is the main public provider within its district in Barcelona, with a population of 540,000 inhabitants. It also serves as a high-complexity tertiary hospital, developing lines of actions for patients, not only in Catalonia but also in Spain and worldwide. The hospital offers services at several locations, with Maternity as one of its sites.
To ensure the continuity of care and the comprehensive provision of healthcare services, the Hospital Clínic participates in the management of Primary Care centres, develops mental health activities and builds partnerships with other centres to meet the social and healthcare needs of patients.
Barnaclínic, a healthcare centre associated with the Hospital Clínic, develops care activities for private patients.
The hospital has a long-standing tradition of research, and is recognised as a institution of reference, both domestically and internationally.
Asignificant part of the hospital's research activities are coordinated by the Institut d’Investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi i Sunyer (IDIBAPS).
The research projects are managed and administrated by the Fundació Clínic per a la Recerca Biomèdica (FCRB).
The Hospital Clínic performs teaching activities at the undergraduate and graduate levels, including the training of medical interns and the continuing professional development of personnel.
The hospital is associated with the School of Medicine of the University of Barcelona.
Through its healthcare professionals it also carries out quality external training that can be provided and organised under the auspices of Aula Clínic.