Sickness Benefits: How will periods of preventive isolation for COVID-19 be considered

Official source in Spanish http://www.seg-social.es/wps/portal/wss/internet/FAQ/897e30db-3172-4528-987f-ab1ffde1b8e7/dc3893c2-c35a-4b44-9319-9b6aab435c9f/218510af-cd9b-4177-89a8-c846f68223ef Unofficial translation in English Temporary disability: information for workers 1)How will periods of preventive isolation be considered in COVID-19 processes? These periods will be considered as temporary incapacity due to a common illness for financial benefits purposes, regardless of treatment , to be treated as an exceptional addition to the contingency of work accidents. 2)Who will issue the withdrawal, confirmation and registration documents (Sick Notes) in the COVID-19 processes? What …

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S1 (Formerly E121)

Covid 19 British Consulate S1 information updated November 2020 https://www.gov.uk/guidance/healthcare-in-spain-including-the-balearic-and-canary-islands#s1 UPDATE FROM THE BRITISH CONSULATE -1. If you have been issued with an S1 form and are registered for residency, but you have not been able to register the S1 with the INSS (Spanish Social Security), then please email the Healthcare Team at healthcare.spain@fco.gov.uk They will help you process your application electronicallyIf you have been issued with an S1 form but you have not been …

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Where do I go to get Vaccinations for trips to other countries?

Whether or not you are eligable for national health cover here in Tenerife you can still use the International Vaccinations centre in Santa Cruz to get the  innoculations required for visiting other countries such as India. The centre is located just past the entrance to the Rambla near the Monumento a la Victoria “angel statue” Sanidad Exterior Rambla Santa Cruz, 169 38001 – Santa Cruz de Tenerife Teléfono: 922 99 92 10 You must make …

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New Automated Check In System At South Hospital (El Mojon)

The Canarian health Service have now implemented a new automated outpatients check-in service at the Hospital del Sur (formerly known as El Mojon).  As you can see from the photo (left)  there are several machines which are located to your right as you enter by the main outpatients entrance hall of the hospital and EVERONE must now check in to confirm they have arrived for their specialist’s appointment. If you have one of the new …

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Canarian Health Authority to distribute two million new health cards

The Health Minister of the Government of the Canary Islands, José Manuel Baltar, has announced a  new issue of replacement individual health cards  will begin to be rolled out to  users of the Canary Islands Health Service (SCS) as of yesterday, the 18 December.  The distribution of the two million cards is to be completed before October 2018. Eligible patients can collect their cards from the administrative areas of their own local surgery “Centro de …

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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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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 to make an appointment or click on this link to see an instructional video 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 …

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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 dependents. 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

After 29 March 2019 If the UK leaves the EU without a deal, your access to healthcare when visiting Spain is likely to change. If you are planning to visit Spain on or after 29 March 2019, you should continue to buy travel insurance so you can get the healthcare treatment you need, just as you would if visiting a non-EU country. If you are using an EHIC issued by the UK, this will still …

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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 required to obtain 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. (With the exception of low income Pensioners whose prescriptions are free) 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 …

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Can I get Health Care In Spain?

COVID 19 British Consulate Health Advice update 26/3/20 UPDATE FROM THE BRITISH CONSULATE -1. If you have been issued with an S1 form and are registered for residency, but you have not been able to register the S1 with the INSS (Spanish Social Security), then please email the Healthcare Team at healthcare.spain@fco.gov.uk They will help you process your application electronicallyIf you have been issued with an S1 form but you have not been able to …

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