YOU as an overseas visitor in the UK

You should also remember if you return for visits to the UK you may not automatically be able to obtain health cover there. Are you visiting the United Kingdom? Have you been living outside the UK for more than 3 months? Did you know that you may have to pay for hospital treatment whilst in the UK? Hospital treatment is free to people who ordinarily live in the United Kingdom . If you do not normally live here …

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I HAVE HEALTH CARE ENTITLEMENT – BUT I DON’T SPEAK SPANISH – WILL I COPE?

There are notices in all Canarian Health Service establishments (in English, German, French, Arabic and Chinese and Spanish ironically, saying if you do not speak Spanish you must bring a translator with you. However in reality many GPs and specialists will be able to speak English and some particularly at Candelaria hospital are keen to practice English. HOWEVER they are not obliged to do so and whether you get an English speaker is the luck …

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S1 (Formerly E121)

If you are living permanently in Spain and you receive an exportable UK pension, contribution-based Employment Support Allowance or another exportable benefit, you may be entitled to state healthcare in Spain paid for by the UK. You will need to apply for a certificate of entitlement known as an S1 form. If so, you may also get healthcare cover from the UK not only for yourself but also for any members of your family who depend …

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What To Do In The Event Of a Death

If the death is suspicious or accidental the police would become involved and then there may have to be an autopsy and an enquiry in which case the relatives would be advised of what steps to take. If the deceased died in hospital then you should advise your local funeral director or Funeral Plan holder who will take care of arrangements. If the deceased; Died of natural causes at home Was registered with the Canarian Health service …

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Getting your own Doctor’s appointment at the Canarian National Health Doctor’s Surgery

If you know your CIP number which is on your medical card (and provided you are properly registered with a Spanish GP), then you can make an appointment on the internet click on this link Or you can ‘phone 012 seven days a week to make an appointment with your GP, when you get through a recorded voice will speak giving you options, when it pauses then press “one” on your telephone. You may get straight through …

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Who is entitled to Spanish National Health cover and how can I apply?

To check the quick guide to getting your healthcare entitlement click here Insured persons- those who are working or self employed and are making up to date Spanish national insurance contributions, plus their legal dependants. Retired EU citizens who were working legally in Spain and have now retired Unemployed in receipt of unemployment benefits. Unemployed who have exhausted their unemployment benefits and others of a similar nature and not having insured status on any other …

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Emergency Health Service Assistance Whilst On Holiday In Tenerife

If you need an Ambulance dial 112: if you say “English” a couple of times you will be passed to an English Speaking Operator. If you need to employ an interpreter during your doctor’s/ hospital visits please telephone (0034) 647057599 In the South of the Island of Tenerife, The Hospital del Sur (formerly known as El Mojon) has a 24 hour ER and Outpatients department for most disciplines except Onconology although there is a day …

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Who is entitled to Spanish National Health Cover How Can I apply?- Quick Guide

The grid below gives a guide to the documents rewuired to obtaion Spanish state health care entitlement and where you can obtain them. Use this link to download the asistencia sanitaria application form http://www.seg-social.es Use this link to make an appointment with CAISS https://sede.seg-social.gob.es ** Social Security There are offices in various parts of the island and depending on where you live and what business you need to transact you may be required to go to Los …

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Prescriptions

Many medications can not be purchased without a prescription either from a Private doctor or from your Spanish National Health service GP. In Spain National health prescriptions are partly paid for by the patient. A co-payment system of contributing towards the cost of prescriptions was introduced in July 2012. Most people, including UK pensioners, will be required to pay a percentage of the cost of their prescription medication. Co-payment will be handled by each autonomous …

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Can I get Health Care In Spain?

The Spanish National Healthcare Service is considered to be one of the best in Europe. Most statistics show the  the equal of the UK NHS and in some cases better. Access to this service is freely available to EU citizens as long as you have taken the necessary steps to prove your entitlement to the Spanish authorities, which in the case of  a retired person’s S1 document  will include applying for a Green  Residence registration certificate. The rules …

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