Blog Category: Medical Care in Spain

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The Risks if you don’t have Spanish Residence Permit or Medical Card

Posted and filed under General Articles of Interest, Legal Paperwork (NIE, Residencia, Padron), Medical Care in Spain, Spanish Residency.

Over the past few days, we have been trying to help a ill Irish client who has lived here many years. She never obtained her Spanish Residence Permit or her SIP (Spanish Medical Card). She preferred to rely on paying for health care when needed and on the EHIC (European Health Insurance Card). She never doubted that if needed the… Read more »

Private Medical Insurance

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The world of private medical insurance can be baffling, with so many different policies to choose from how can you decide which is the right one for you and your family? Fundamentally those who have health insurance while they are living in another country usually have it to ease the language barrier, for speed of access to a medical team,… Read more »

New Law on Free Healthcare in Alicante Spain

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One of the most useful pages in Spain is the Citizen’s Advice Bureau in Spain, as they keep up to date on many changes. A new Healthcare law has just been published (Monday June 30, 2018) which we have not studied in Spanish Solutions but apparently´re-establishes´ the right to free healthcare for all residents in Spain. The first provision relates… Read more »

Travel Advice in Spain

Posted and filed under Local area, Medical Care in Spain, Travel and Tourism.

Apply for a free European Health Insurance Card to be able to access emergency medical treatment if non resident: www.ehic.org.uk or www.ehic.ie Buy travel insurance to help cover unexpected costs e.g. medical bills, stolen belongings etc. Take enough medication and money to cover any unforeseen extended stays or emergencies. Don’t keep all money & credit cards together. Keep a photocopy… Read more »

Healthcare & Prescriptions here in Spain

Posted and filed under General Articles of Interest, Medical Care in Spain, Newsletters.

HEALTHCARE IN SPAIN UK STATE PENSIONERS Under EU regulations, the UK pays Spain an average annual cost to provide healthcare for its pensioners. Healthcare is provided to UK state pensioners resident in Spain and holders of a S1 form from the UK on the same basis as healthcare given to Spanish pensioners. Therefore, healthcare changes that are applicable to Spanish… Read more »

How to apply for a European Health Card in Spain

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The “Tarjeta Sanitaria Europea” is the Spanish equivalent of the European Health Insurance CardIf you are resident in Spain, have a Spanish social security number and you are actively paying your contributions into the Spanish Social Security system, you should apply for the Spanish equivalent of the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) which is the Tarjeta Sanitario Europea (TSE).If you… Read more »

Spanish Residency (now TIE) rules

Posted and filed under General Articles of Interest, Legal Paperwork (NIE, Residencia, Padron), Medical Care in Spain, Spanish Residency.

What is a Spanish Residency or TIE? The Residencia now TIE is a joint Residency/NIE card. The rules for Spanish residency were introduced in July 2012. It states that within 90 days of arriving in the country and with the intent of taking up permanent residence persons must register at the local Oficina de Extranjeros (literally meaning Office for Foreigners)… Read more »

Types of Headaches and Warning Signs

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Which headaches should you be worried about? Headaches are very common and usually absolutely nothing to worry about. See our little chart for the more common types, which give discomfort but are not serious. This is when you should go to the doctor: 1) A headache after an injury, even a really mild headache, as it could be that you… Read more »

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