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22 Apr 2012 18:36 by bricer Star rating. 12 posts Send private message

 I am a resident in Spain and pay autonomus monthly. I have been to the health center in Estepona and seen a doctor after a sporting injury.How do you go about seeing a doctor for non urgent matters?

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22 Apr 2012 20:09 by bobaol Star rating in Dona Pepa 2, Quesada. 2050 posts Send private message

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 If you are a resident in Spain and pay autonomo, then you will be entitled to register with a doctor.  Once registered you can see them for anything and will be entitled to exactly the same access and costs as someone from Spain.  You should have a Social Security number which will enable you to get a health card from the INSS.  Show that to your GP surgery and they will register you.


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23 Apr 2012 08:47 by bricer Star rating. 12 posts Send private message

 Thanks for that bobaol.I live in Estepona so where would a find a list of doctors?

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23 Apr 2012 09:17 by johnzx Star rating in Spain. 3790 posts Send private message

At the health cenre (ambulantoria)


To anticipate yopur next question!

See here


They probably are open all day from 8 am.

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28 Apr 2012 11:04 by spiritofspain Star rating in Riviera del Sol, Mij.... 114 posts Send private message

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Hi there

If you can read spanish ... or are a dab hand using google translate have a look at ...

To speed things up and to earn brownie points from the receptionist  - a copy of the form you should take to the medical centre with your other documents can be printed from here...

Also some information about choosing or changing your doctor

If you have not yet got your health card be prepared for a long wait once you have submitted your form at the medical centre.........not for appointments to see the doctor but the actual little plastic card.

By the way if you have dependents ... wife, children etc they can also be registered and you will need to present a separate form for each person to be registered


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Margery  and

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30 Apr 2012 11:01 by bricer Star rating. 12 posts Send private message

 thanks to everyone for the info

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