The law on healthcare rights are quite clear. Free healthcare from the Spanish NHS for legal residents. Due to concern about the cost, the INSS are using a modification to the residency law and added a cut off date for this right. The right is o
Alternative or natural medicines or therapies, like oriental medicines, acupuncture, homeopathy, quiropractice or osteopathy, but also nutritional therapies, Reiki, hypnotherapy to name just a few, are NOT regularised in Spain, unless practiced
First of all, your disability accreditation from abroad, won´t be recognised here in Spain. To be able to make use of services or benefits available in Spain, you´ll have to have your disability assessed through the Spanish Social Security sys
Whilst the UK and other EU countries will provide an S1 to cover healthcare in Spain for a pensioner and spouse, it is important to be aware that when the dependent spouse also reaches pensionable age, they should apply for the S1 in their own r
According to EU Directive from 1983 regarding the ´competent state´ re healthcare benefits for pensioners.
¨Which is the competent State? For the right to benefits in kind (healthcare), the competent State, which bears the cost of the benefit
According to the CatSalut´s website, not possible online, only in person, through your medical centre.
More info about first applications
and about replacement cards and possible fee to pay for those
Info on who should register and how, in English
You can also use their online office to register a product you want to bring onto the market, file a complaint about an establishment, errors in labelling on products that have caused a
The Generalitat are replacing the old SIP cards for the new model Photos below. The new Red and Grey card should provide you with health cover in whatever region you visit. Please check this with your health centre.
Present Card and still valid
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