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Legal tip 1376. Healthcare to foreigners in Spain
30 March 2016 @ 20:05

Pubnlic Health care in Spain  guaranteed to persons who hold the status of insured person

Who are insured persons?

Those who are:

- Employed or self-employed worker affiliated to Social Security
Pensioner of the Social security system.

- Beneficiary of any other periodic provision of Social Security,  including the provision and the allowance for unemployment or other of similar nature.
- Already exhausted the benefit or allowance for unemployment or other benefits of a similar nature, are unemployed, does not credit his  condition of insured by any other title and reside in Spain.

Foreigners with permission to reside in Spanish territory have the same legal regime than community or assimilated foreigners.

Foreigners not registered or authorized as residents in Spain, are entitled to receive medical assistance only in the following ways:

- In emergencies related to serious illness  or accident,  until the situation of medical discharge.
- In assistance to pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum.

In any case, foreigners under 18 years of age receive health care under the same conditions as Spaniards.

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eos_ian said:
01 April 2016 @ 17:02

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ads said:
01 April 2016 @ 22:45

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Swerve121 said:
02 April 2016 @ 15:23

Hello,
I read your article but need advice on the following.......
My wife and I after a lot of messing about managed to obtain our temporary SIP cards and managed to see a doctor.
Within 2weeks of getting the temporary sip cards my wife received her permanent one.
I used my temp sip card until the end of February at which time the pharmacist told me my sip had expired.
Can anyone advise me what I should do? The medical centre Don't seem to be interested.
Many thanks,
Graham


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