Healthcare

What you need to know about the healthcare system in Spain, including doctors, dentists, health insurance and maternity care.

The healthcare system in Spain

11 January 2018 | 6 comments

The Spanish healthcare system is ranked among the best in the world. Learn how to sign up for free state healthcare in Spain, or apply for health insurance as an expat.

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Guide to health insurance in Spain

19 May 2017 | 0 comments

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

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Having a baby in Spain

11 August 2016 | 1 comment

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.

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Vision care and finding an eye doctor in Spain

23 May 2018 | 0 comments

Sorting out healthcare is a priority for most expats who move to Spain, but eyecare is one of the most commonly overlooked aspects of it.

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Children's healthcare in Spain

23 May 2018 | 0 comments

A comprehensive guide to children’s mental, physical, and dental healthcare when using public and private Spanish healthcare systems.

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Useful Spanish medical terms and body parts

2 June 2017 | 0 comments

A complete list of Spanish medical terms and body parts for visiting the doctor or in an emergency in Spain. Knowing the basic medical terms and body parts in Spanish can greatly help a doctor diagnose you.

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Where are the world’s healthiest countries?

12 April 2017 | 0 comments

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?...

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Going to the hospital in Spain

12 January 2017 | 0 comments

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.

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

17 October 2016 | 11 comments

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...

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

14 October 2016 | 0 comments

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

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Healthcare in Spain

The Spanish healthcare system is ranked among the best in the world. Learn how to sign up for free state healthcare in Spain, or apply for health insurance as an expat.

Health insurance in Spain

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

Hospitals in Madrid, hospitals in Barcelona

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.

Dentists in Spain

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.