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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.

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

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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

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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?

Private health insurance: Choosing the right policy and health insurer for you

Private health insurance: Choosing the right policy and health insurer for...

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Everyone should have health insurance, but finding the right coverage can be time consuming. Here's a guide on how to choose the right health insurance for you.

Dealing with pregnancy during a Spanish summer

Dealing with pregnancy during a Spanish summer

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The heat in Spain can also be dangerous for pregnant women, so it's important for expecting mums to take precautions when pregnant during a Spanish summer.

Addicted expats

Addicted expats

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Rupert Wolfe Murray of Castle Craig Hospital discusses why some expats are tempted by alcohol and how cultural differences can make it difficult to find help.

The European Health Insurance Card explained

The European Health Insurance Card explained

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A new card has replaced many of the medical assistance forms used by European citizens when travelling or working outside their own countries. Here are the details.

Key hospitals in Spain

Key hospitals in Spain

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If you're living in Spain, here's a listing of addresses and phone numbers of the main hospitals in Madrid and Barcelona.

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