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National Health Scheme

Postby Icaru » Fri Apr 22, 2016 10:40 am

We are considering taking residency in spain. We currently have private health insurance with Sanitas. If we take residency, would we qualify for Spanish national health coverage even though we have never worked in Spain? If not, is there a way to buy it with a monthly payment?

Thanks in advance for any advice on this.
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Re: National Health Scheme

Postby El Cid » Fri Apr 22, 2016 10:50 am

It may be possible to buy into the Spanish health service after you have been resident for 12 months. Prior to that you will have to pay for private cover.

More info here http://citizensadvice.org.es/topic/what ... al-scheme/ and here https://www.gov.uk/guidance/healthcare-in-spain

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Re: National Health Scheme

Postby elusive » Sat Apr 23, 2016 12:59 pm

By law if you have residencia you are supposed to get free healthcare but good luck trying to get it unless you fancy a drawn out court case! Presume you arent of state pension age.

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Re: National Health Scheme

Postby El Cid » Sun May 01, 2016 7:52 pm

elusive wrote:By law if you have residencia you are supposed to get free healthcare but good luck trying to get it unless you fancy a drawn out court case! Presume you arent of state pension age.
And what law says that?

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Re: National Health Scheme

Postby elusive » Sun May 01, 2016 8:09 pm

Articulo 3....according to C.A.B spain. Been several court cases that have been won based off it. But the inss offices just make up their own rules (pre april 2012) so its inpossible to get unless you fancy a drawn out court case

https://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&sourc ... w1UlOLtK-A

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Re: National Health Scheme

Postby El Cid » Sun May 01, 2016 8:54 pm

OK, read all that. It may be the law but I think most people will be dead from head banging before they get through that minefield. As for being entitled to a doctor who speaks English - try that in Granada province.

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Re: National Health Scheme

Postby elusive » Sun May 01, 2016 9:26 pm

Yeah totally agree.read loads of stories of ppl basically saying sod it and not bothering.

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Re: National Health Scheme

Postby MartinEB » Mon May 02, 2016 7:42 am

El Cid wrote: As for being entitled to a doctor who speaks English - try that in Granada province.
Yeah good luck with that.

We have had to rely on the telephone translation service a few times but have been mostly fortunate at the hospitals that the doctors we have seen speak English (it normally starts with them apologising for their bad English and then they speak it perfectly!)

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Re: National Health Scheme

Postby gerryh » Mon May 02, 2016 8:35 am

What is the telephone number for the translation service?
Who would normally phone them, the doctor or you?
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Re: National Health Scheme

Postby El Cid » Mon May 02, 2016 9:29 am

I have not used the service, but when I looked at it some time ago when it was announced, it seems that it is an internal system. The doctor and the patient each have a cordless handset, both of which are connected to an interpreter at a central location. You speak English into your handset and it is translated to Spanish for the doctor and vice versa.

Incidentally, the Google translate app can be used like that with two way translation.

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Re: National Health Scheme

Postby gerryh » Mon May 02, 2016 9:42 am

Thanks for the information.
I think I'd rather trust a real person than Google translate for medical matters.
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Re: National Health Scheme

Postby Lyric » Mon May 02, 2016 9:43 am

Try this:
http://www.juntadeandalucia.es/ep.../teletraduccion.pdf

Well that no workie, google it, big explanation.

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Re: National Health Scheme

Postby Enrique » Mon May 02, 2016 9:58 am

With out.....

http://www.juntadeandalucia.es/ep-hospi ... uccion.pdf

With URL Tab........................

http://www.juntadeandalucia.es/ep-hospi ... uccion.pdf

Looks like we need to use URL Tab in Posting box for long URL's...............again............... :shock:

:!: :!: Correction ...........Both work OK, guess Lyric posted duff link................ :idea:
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Re: National Health Scheme

Postby wollie » Mon May 02, 2016 11:19 am

El Cid wrote:
elusive wrote:By law if you have residencia you are supposed to get free healthcare but good luck trying to get it unless you fancy a drawn out court case!
"Presume you arent of state pension age"

And what law says that?

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"Presume you arent of state pension age"

Is it different rules for people who are on pension from home country?
I have friend considering making permanent move likely next year... unlikely I will but never say never...

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Re: National Health Scheme

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Re: National Health Scheme

Postby gerryh » Mon May 02, 2016 11:32 am

If you are a pensioner, or regarded as a pensioner because of, say, incapacity benefit in the UK then you and your spouse, irrespective of their age, will be regarded as pensioners here in Spain and will get health cover when you become permanent residents.
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Re: National Health Scheme

Postby wollie » Mon May 02, 2016 12:14 pm

Gerry/Sid

Thanks to both of you for most helpful replies, I like to know these things...

Regards me...

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Re: National Health Scheme

Postby MartinEB » Mon May 02, 2016 4:22 pm

El Cid wrote:I have not used the service, but when I looked at it some time ago when it was announced, it seems that it is an internal system. The doctor and the patient each have a cordless handset, both of which are connected to an interpreter at a central location. You speak English into your handset and it is translated to Spanish for the doctor and vice versa.

Incidentally, the Google translate app can be used like that with two way translation.

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That's not the way we have used it Sid. We simply have the telephone number in our mobile (953011080) and phone it if/when we need it when sat in front of the doctor. When you phone they ask what language you want (they offer 46) and then connect you to an English speaking translator - just a matter then of handing the telephone back and for between you and the doctor - not ideal but sometimes better than nothing else :thumbup:

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Re: National Health Scheme

Postby El Cid » Mon May 02, 2016 4:54 pm

That sounds simple enough. I shall make a note of that number - thanks.

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Re: National Health Scheme

Postby elusive » Mon May 02, 2016 5:56 pm

Thanks for that number martin


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