The Barcelona Medical Council was the first physician institution in Spain to organize a specific care program for physicians with mental disorders and/or addictions. It started to work in 1998, thanks to the sponsorship of the Barcelona Medical Council the Department of Health and Social Security of the Government of Catalonia and the Catalan Health Service.
The Galatea Foundation, created in 2001, coordinates the clinical program (tertiary prevention) but also leads other activities linked to primary and secondary prevention. In Catalonia, several healthcare professional councils have signed agreements with the Galatea Foundation in order to offer their registered professionals benefit from Galatea Foundation and Galatea Clinic services.
The Galatea Foundation covers: