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Holiday Insurance
???  We are due to visit the States at the end of September, but are having difficulty getting travel insurance, because by the time we leave we will be resident in Spain.  Does anyone know of a comp...

Started Aug 18th, 2005 at 12:50pm by Tony Invicta (Guest)
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By: Tony Invicta (Guest)
Register for Healthcare in Spain
Find out how you can register for healthcare in Spain on our website if you are a resident and haven't already done so. Quick! Save yourself worry and money.

Started Jul 8th, 2014 at 6:06pm by UKinSpain (Ex Member)
0 2038 Last Post Jul 8th, 2014 at 6:06pm
By: UKinSpain - Ex Member
Returning to Spain? Register for Healthcare!
Returning to the sun in Spain after a cool summertime in the UK or elsewhere? Remember you can ONLY use your EHIC if you are staying temporarily. If you are a resident, you should register correctly! ...

Started Sep 5th, 2014 at 10:03am by UKinSpain (Ex Member)
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By: UKinSpain - Ex Member
New Year, New Start? Register for Healthcare!
New Year, New Start? Just moved to Spain as an early retiree but haven’t yet registered for healthcare? Check out how to register properly for healthcare in Spain, bearing in mind you may need to ta...

Started Jan 16th, 2015 at 8:21pm by UKinSpain (Ex Member)
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By: UKinSpain - Ex Member
EHIC card
Beware if going on unofficial web site for application form for EHIC card. They charge 49 pounds!
On the official site they are FREE.

Started Sep 8th, 2014 at 9:05pm by Ritaratbag
1 8046 Last Post Feb 6th, 2015 at 6:11pm
By: UKinSpain - Ex Member
Using your EHIC in Spain
Concerned about your friends & family’s healthcare cover whilst visiting you in Spain? Tell them to get informed by watching our video here on Using your EHIC in Spain. Make sure they know before th...

Started Jul 11th, 2014 at 7:22pm by UKinSpain (Ex Member)
0 3166 Last Post Jul 11th, 2014 at 7:22pm
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 2147 Last Post Feb 20th, 2014 at 8:15am
By: UKinSpain - Ex Member
Your Questions on Life in the Canaries Answered!
Do you have friends or family who live in the Canary Islands?
The British Consulate and the Healthcare Team are hosting four free information sessions on healthcare, residency, the padrón (and ...

Started Feb 15th, 2015 at 3:02pm by UKinSpain (Ex Member)
0 6657 Last Post Feb 15th, 2015 at 3:02pm
By: UKinSpain - Ex Member
Oxygen support
If friends or family are visiting you this summer and need access to oxygen during their holiday in Spain, make sure they pre-arrange this with their EHIC 1 month in advance before travelling. For mor...

Started Jul 8th, 2014 at 6:03pm by UKinSpain (Ex Member)
0 3038 Last Post Jul 8th, 2014 at 6:03pm
By: UKinSpain - 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 2736 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 padrn for over 1 year in Murcia, then this is the option fo...

Started Feb 20th, 2014 at 8:16am by UKinSpain (Ex Member)
0 3516 Last Post Feb 20th, 2014 at 8:16am
By: UKinSpain - Ex Member
Ehic 4 British Non-pensioners Spanish residency
To my dear informed friends this subject of EHIC pops up again and again. This one is different.
They are British.
They are do have Spanish residency
They do pay Cat Salut monthly for b...

Started Feb 14th, 2009 at 11:39am by Ebrovoice (Ex Member)
8 6876 Last Post Feb 28th, 2009 at 4:39pm
By: hazelnut - Ex Member
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 2191 Last Post Mar 12th, 2014 at 9:57am
By: UKinSpain - Ex Member
Travel Insurance
Brits urged to take out travel insurance as hospitalisation cases soar

Holidaymakers and their families face risk of huge bills if visitors lack insurance or invalidate their policies

New report r...

Started Aug 7th, 2012 at 1:03pm by UKinSpain (Ex Member)
1 1691 Last Post Aug 7th, 2012 at 10:31pm
By: El_Alto
The Builders and Wrinkles are a coming !!!!!
Planning permission to date refused but they are still pressing. Huh

Started Jul 16th, 2012 at 7:21am by avalidopinion (Ex Member)
1 2656 Last Post Jul 17th, 2012 at 9:11pm
By: Ritaratbag
Healthcare in Spain Website Update!
Based on your feedback, the Healthcare Team have made some changes to the website. Do take a look here and let us know what you think.

Started Mar 31st, 2015 at 2:32pm by UKinSpain (Ex Member)
0 7425 Last Post Mar 31st, 2015 at 2:32pm
By: UKinSpain - Ex Member
Living in Spain? Registered S1? Renewing UK EHIC?
Resident in Spain and registered for healthcare by the UK through an S1 form?
Need to renew your UK EHIC to travel back to the UK or any other EU country as a temporary visitor?


Started Mar 3rd, 2015 at 7:07pm by UKinSpain (Ex Member)
0 11945 Last Post Mar 3rd, 2015 at 7:07pm
By: UKinSpain - Ex Member
NHS in Spain or UK??????????
I went to my Doctor's at 12 noon on Monday, and from some test results, said I needed to see a specialist, so I thought that's Ok it will take around a month for the appointment to come through.

Started Jul 26th, 2012 at 10:20am by jools (Ex Member)
7 4437 Last Post Aug 17th, 2012 at 10:33am
By: Smidge - Ex Member
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0 4335 Last Post Dec 19th, 2016 at 1:30pm
By: Bunter
Medical help/advice.
Having just recently taken out insurance with Sanitas can anyone tell me where I can see a G.P. speaking English without having to travel to Tarragona or Barcellona.  I don't mind going over to Tortos...

Started Jan 26th, 2013 at 2:44am by DenGeo
8 6050 Last Post Feb 9th, 2013 at 7:16pm
By: Smidge - Ex Member
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