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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.

Hygge

When hygge isn’t enough

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Hygge is a particularly Danish sentiment. It’s more than happiness. More than contentment with your lot in life. Hygge is the word that describes a laidback, blissful shared moment where everything feels right with the world.

The Worlds healthiest countries

Where are the world’s healthiest countries?

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Where would a hunt for the world’s healthiest countries take you? Which country boasts the healthiest national diet, the healthiest lifestyle and environment, and the best health system? What does “healthy” mean to you?

Avoiding the catch-22 of expat lifestyle

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What’s the best way to avoid the “expat blues”—feeling low and lonely when you first arrive in a country? Go out. Make friends. Have fun. Be as busy and committed to your social life when you leave the office as you are during the working day.

The top lifestyle destination countries for expat families

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Most parents want their children to be healthy and happy; to be bright, creative and physically fit; and to let nothing get in the way of fulfilling their potential and leading a rich, rewarding life.

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

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 for Expats

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.



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