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EHIC Rights- Useful information for family members
You may have heard in the press that some British tourists are having difficulty using their European Health Insurance Card (or EHIC) to access healthcare in Spain. Rest assured that if you have frien...

Started Mar 12th, 2014 at 9:57am by UKinSpain (Ex Member)
0 1716 Last Post Mar 12th, 2014 at 9:57am
By: UKinSpain - Ex Member
Questionnaire
Who wants to do paperwork from a hospital bed? No one! Find out your entitlements and register correctly for healthcare now, before you get ill. If you do not know how to do this, why not take the que...

Started Mar 12th, 2014 at 9:56am by UKinSpain (Ex Member)
0 1617 Last Post Mar 12th, 2014 at 9:56am
By: UKinSpain - Ex Member
Dentist needed
Can anyone recommend a good English speaking dentist in the Tortosa/L'Ampolla/Perello area.

Started Mar 6th, 2014 at 10:50pm by LaRapita (Ex Member)
4 2950 Last Post Mar 7th, 2014 at 8:22pm
By: LaRapita - Ex Member
Scratched plastic glasses lenses can be repaired.
I have a pair of glasses that cost a few hundred pounds when I got them they had coating various put upon them. Over time they got very scratched even though the optician said they will not scratch.He...

Started Mar 5th, 2014 at 1:14pm by Bunter
1 2120 Last Post Mar 5th, 2014 at 7:41pm
By: Smidge - Ex Member
Convenio Especial in Murcia
If you do not currently have the right to state healthcare (e.g. through a state pension) and you are currently living and have been on the padrón for over 1 year in Murcia, then this is the option fo...

Started Feb 20th, 2014 at 8:16am by UKinSpain (Ex Member)
0 3031 Last Post Feb 20th, 2014 at 8:16am
By: UKinSpain - Ex Member
The Ten ways to access public Healthcare in Spain
1.      Working in Spain
2.      Be in receipt of a Spanish state pension or benefit
3.      Previously having worked in Spain and claiming or claimed unemployment benefits
4.      Be i...

Started Feb 20th, 2014 at 8:15am by UKinSpain (Ex Member)
0 1697 Last Post Feb 20th, 2014 at 8:15am
By: UKinSpain - Ex Member
All I want for Christmas is you.
Living in Spain? Are you thinking of going back to the UK to spend your Christmas holidays? Make sure you come and get informed about healthcare first! Get informed of what the EHIC is & what it’s for...

Started Dec 3rd, 2013 at 10:04am by UKinSpain (Ex Member)
0 2016 Last Post Dec 3rd, 2013 at 10:04am
By: UKinSpain - Ex Member
Great way to reduce potential spending at Christma
Is a big fat medical bill at the top of your Christmas wish list? Didn´t think so. But you may get one if you are not properly registered for healthcare in Spain.  Find out your entitlements and regis...

Started Dec 3rd, 2013 at 10:03am by UKinSpain (Ex Member)
0 1763 Last Post Dec 3rd, 2013 at 10:03am
By: UKinSpain - Ex Member
Lergy
There seems to be a 'Lergy' doing the rounds again. Has anyone had it or knows what the symptoms are? I've been knocked for six last week and have lost all balance to the point I wasn't even able to s...

Started Nov 24th, 2013 at 1:46pm by John (Ex Member)
2 2444 Last Post Nov 26th, 2013 at 3:39pm
By: John - Ex Member
1 2407 Last Post Nov 9th, 2013 at 9:49pm
By: SAMMY THOMAS - Ex Member
Prescriptions
The pharmacies in Catalunya have not been paid, for four months. This is dreadful.
It has happened in Valencia also, not sure if all O.K. there now  and being paid again or not.

Started Mar 14th, 2013 at 2:25pm by Ritaratbag
3 2626 Last Post Nov 7th, 2013 at 9:25pm
By: Ritaratbag
New Healthcare Option for Those Without Cover
As pledged in last year’s Healthcare Reform measures, the Spanish government recently announced guidelines for the new Convenio Especial (or Special Scheme). The Convenio Especial is a public health i...

Started Nov 1st, 2013 at 7:22am by UKinSpain (Ex Member)
1 2156 Last Post Nov 1st, 2013 at 10:16pm
By: santsalvador - Ex Member
cat salut card
We have had a card for the last 10years and paid for it in the beginning and received hospital care and doctors app with no problems. In the last month or so our card has been cancelled and we are not...

Started Sep 26th, 2013 at 11:29am by chrispain (Ex Member)
2 2534 Last Post Oct 30th, 2013 at 4:54pm
By: chrispain - Ex Member
Cross border helathcare
There is a new Cross Border healthcare directive, which will be in place by October 25th.
U.K. expats will be able to travel back to the U.K or other E.U. countries, for treatment, if deemed nece...

Started Sep 8th, 2013 at 9:13am by Ritaratbag
0 1904 Last Post Sep 8th, 2013 at 9:13am
By: Ritaratbag
Registering for healthcare
Who wants to do paperwork in an emergency? No one! Find out your entitlements and register correctly for healthcare now. If you do not know how to do this, why not take the questionnaire on our websit...

Started Sep 4th, 2013 at 3:08pm by UKinSpain (Ex Member)
0 4141 Last Post Sep 4th, 2013 at 3:08pm
By: UKinSpain - Ex Member
Waiting for surgery?
Waiting lists for non urgent surgery, have gone up by a third in 6 months.
The biggest backlogs are in Traumatology and Neurosurgery.
The shortest waiting lists are in Gynaecology and Cardio...

Started Aug 27th, 2013 at 8:12pm by Ritaratbag
1 2042 Last Post Aug 28th, 2013 at 2:07pm
By: Bulldog
EHIC vs Travel Insurance
Confused about when to use your travel insurance and when to use your EHIC when on holiday in Spain? The answer is simple. The EHIC is for public hospitals and public healthcare centres. It covers you...

Started Aug 20th, 2013 at 6:59am by UKinSpain (Ex Member)
2 2387 Last Post Aug 21st, 2013 at 6:34pm
By: santroc - Ex Member
Private and public healthcare
Going on holiday in Spain can be a risky business if you come without proper healthcare cover. Remember that the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) is accepted in public healthcare centres and hosp...

Started Aug 20th, 2013 at 6:58am by UKinSpain (Ex Member)
0 1700 Last Post Aug 20th, 2013 at 6:58am
By: UKinSpain - Ex Member
1 1909 Last Post Aug 11th, 2013 at 3:17pm
By: hivi - Ex Member
Health care new law

Started Aug 5th, 2013 at 9:48pm by Smidge (Ex Member)
1 1910 Last Post Aug 6th, 2013 at 9:03am
By: Ritaratbag
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