Emergency Health Service Assistance Whilst On Holiday In Tenerife

Travel to the EU – updated 17/1/2021 If you are travelling to the EU, you can apply for a free Global Health Insurance Card (GHIC) or you may already have a still in date European Health Insurance Card (EHIC). If you already have an EHIC it will still be valid as long as it remains in date. A GHIC or EHIC gives you the right to access emergency state-provided healthcare during a temporary stay in those countries (In Spain up to 90 days). Check for the latest information on GHIC or EHIC online, or by phone on 0300 330 1350 or here Apply for a free UK …

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S1 (Formerly E121)

S1s and Brexit UK-funded healthcare using an S1 from 1 January 2021 If you’re living in Spain before the end of 2020, your rights to access healthcare will stay the same from 1 January 2021 if you’re either: receiving a UK State Pension receiving some other ‘exportable benefits’ a frontier worker (someone who works in one state and lives in another) This means that you’ll get: continued access to healthcare in Spain using your UK-issued S1 form a UK-issued EHIC for travel planned treatments in other EU countries via the S2 route access to the NHS in England, Scotland and Wales when you’re …

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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 an appointment before you go which you can do on line HERE

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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 Canarian Health service blue cards with a bar code on the back you can put this in the machine, if you haven’t  picked up yours from your local …

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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 then you may be required to pay for any treatment you might need. This is regardless of whether you are a British citizen or have lived or …

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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 of the draw, if you are unlucky you may be refused a consultation and be sent away. Even if you are lucky enough to get …

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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 and has a national health GP here Died during normal hours, your own medical centre should be the first call. The local doctor will issue the death …

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

If you know your CIP number and control number (in a box on the back) which are 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 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 to a human being, or you may get another recorded message which …

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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 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 grounds and residing in Spain. EU citizens (and UK citizens in specific circumstances) who have retired and are entitled to health cover from their own member state …

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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 https://sede.seg-social.gob.es  Use this link to make an appointment with CAISS Ciudadanos (seg-social.gob.es) ***Submission on line or via email(during Covid 19 emergency) Presentación de otros Escritos, Solicitudes y Comunicaciones INSS-Presentación de Solicitud (seg-social.es) OR email buzon.inss-tenerife.direccion-provincial@seg-social.es Continue reading at https://theonestopproblemshop.com/who-is-entitled-to-spanish-national-health-cover-and-how-can-i-apply/ | The One Stop Problem Shop ** Social Security There are offices in various parts of the island and depending on where you live and what business you need to transact …

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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 of their prescription medication. Co-payment will be handled by each autonomous community, so processes may differ slightly between regions. The amount each person pays will …

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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 register for residency, you can use your EHIC to access any necessary care, including prescriptions. If you don’t have a UK EHIC, please call NHS …

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