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Healthcare in Spain

The healthcare system in Spain

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The Spanish healthcare system is ranked among the best in the world. Here’s how to sign up to free state healthcare in Spain, or apply for health insurance.

Health insurance in Spain

Guide to health insurance in Spain

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All residents in Spain have access to the free public Spanish healthcare system, although private insurance may be necessary in certain situations.

Having a baby in Spain

Having a baby in Spain

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If you're having a baby in Spain, here's a guide to Spanish prenatal care, delivery, aftercare, and maternity and paternity leave in Spain.

Virtual Health with Aetna

How virtual health will revolutionise expat health care

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For our parents and grandparents, it was the stuff of science fiction. The idea of a small, portable device that could help diagnose illness and carry seemingly limitless information about medical conditions was a fantasy from the era of the 1960s space race. As the crew of Star Trek boldly went...

Hospitals in Madrid, hospitals in Barcelona

Going to the hospital in Spain

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This guide explains who can visit a hospital in Spain, plus provides an extensive list of Spanish hospitals, including major Madrid hospitals and Barcelona hospitals.

Private health insurance: How to choose the best policy and health insurer...

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If you're considering private health insurance, finding the right health insurance plan or health insurance company can be time consuming. This guide explains how to choose the right private health insurance for you.

International health insurance: How to choose between local or expat insura...

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International health insurance for expats: How to choose between local insurance or an international health insurance plan. When is expat medical insurance necessary?

How to find a doctor abroad guide for expats

How to find a doctor abroad for English-speaking expats

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How to find a doctor abroad: non-profit organisation IAMAT has helped travellers and expats find English-speaking doctors abroad for 50 years. See how their doctor search works.

Expath health insurance: Select your health insurance abroad following 5 tips

Expat health insurance: How to choose the best expat insurance

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Expat health insurance: We help you find the best expat health insurance with these five tips. Which expat health insurance do you need for your situation?

European Health Insurance Card

EHIC: European Health Insurance Card explained

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The European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) allows citizens from the EU/EEA and Switzerland to access healthcare when travelling within the EU. What are the procedures for EHIC application and EHIC renewal?

Medical terms in Spanish

Spanish medical dictionary: Body parts in Spanish

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Here is a useful list of medical terms in Spanish that could come in handy when you have a doctor's appointment or encounter any emergency in Spain.

Top tips to maintaining a healthy weight for expats

Top tips to maintaining a healthy weight for expats

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Keeping yourself at the right weight is a key way to ensure good heart health — and it turns out, the little decisions you make during your busy expat life are the ones that make a big difference

How breastfeeding is viewed around the world

How breastfeeding is viewed around the world

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When deciding whether to breastfeed, each new mother is influenced not only by her physical ability and personal beliefs, but also by social and cultural customs. But how much do attitudes to breastfeeding differ around the world?

How to prepare for expat emergencies when living overseas

How to prepare for expat emergencies when living overseas

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Before relocating overseas, you must first consider these eight important factors to ensure that you are ready to face any medical emergency or accident you might encounter in your new country.

Dentists in Spain

Going to the dentist in Spain

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A guide to the Spanish dental system: finding a dentist in Spain, visiting a dentist in Spain, dental health insurance, vocabulary and emergency dental treatment in Spain.



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