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The healthcare system 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.

Guide to 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.

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 it’s 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

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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.

5 tips to choose the right expat health insurance

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Finding the right health insurance that covers an expat lifestyle is vital: These tips and questions will help you choose the best expat health insurance for you.

Going to the dentist 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.

Five simple steps to getting healthcare in Spain

Five simple steps to getting healthcare in Spain

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If you live in Spain, here’s a step-by-step guide on how to access the Spanish health system and visit a doctor in Spain.

Spanish healthcare: Going to a doctor or specialist in Spain

Spanish healthcare: Going to a doctor or specialist in Spain

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This guide explains everything you need to access state Spanish healthcare so you can register and find a doctor or specialist in Spain.

The European Health Insurance Card explained

The European Health Insurance Card explained

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Citizens from the EU/EEA and Switzerland can get a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) to access free or reduced-cost healthcare when travelling within the EU – here’s how it works.

Expat healthcare: Local versus global coverage

Expat healthcare: Local versus global coverage

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Some important questions are answered to help expats choose which healthcare insurance offers adequate coverage for a transient expat lifestyle.

Spanish medical dictionary: Body parts in Spanish

Spanish medical dictionary: Body parts in Spanish

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Here is a short list of medical terms in Spanish that could come in handy when you have a doctor's appointment in Spain.

Get your health in check before you relocate overseas

Get your health in check before you relocate overseas

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What health considerations do you need to consider if you’re moving halfway across the world?

Find an English-speaking doctor abroad

Find an English-speaking doctor abroad

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For 50 years, the non-profit IAMAT has helped travellers find medical help in English. How can IAMAT improve your health situation while living abroad?

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