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Information on health care requirements for UK residents

Information on health care requirements for UK residents during their temporary stay in Andalusia

Campaña de colaboración Servicio Andaluz de Salud – Consulado Británico

Healthcare is provided at the Andalusian Public Health System centres
Healthcare is provided at the Andalusian Public Health System centres

People holding the European Health Insurance Card in force are entitled to receive healthcare services they may need from a medical point of view during their temporary stay in Andalusia due to work, study or tourism, taking into account the nature of the treatment and the length of the stay, according to the Spanish regulation.

The European Health Insurance Card leaflet
What is medically-necessary treatment?
How to access healthcare in Andalusia?
Links and telephones
What is medically-necessary treatment? [Volver]

This is decided by the doctor and will be given to you on the same basis as an insured resident in Spain, taking into account the nature of the treatment and the length of your stay.

It can include routine or specialist treatment and the monitoring of ongoing conditions, as long as the treatment can’t wait until you get home. You can also get dialysis and oxygen treatment, although you must organise this in advance of your trip with the public health authority that covers the area you are travelling to. For more information, download the European Union Commission’s explanatory note on Necessary Care by clicking here.

How to access healthcare in Andalusia? [Volver]

Healthcare is provided at the Andalusian Public Health System centres. You can access directly to primary healthcare visits (family medicine –General Practitioner-, paediatrics…); to consult other specialists you must be referred by the primary care doctor.

Here you can search for primary healthcare centres distributed by provinces and municipalities.

There is a wide net of emergency care units both at primary care and hospitals, as well as a specific service to address all health emergencies through this single telephone number: 902 505 061.

Links and telephones [Volver]

Health Care in Spain. Working through the British consulate looking to offer information on health care requirements for UK residents living and working in Spain.
European Health Insurance Card. European Comission.
Health Responds (Salud Responde) is the multichanel call centre of the Andalusian Public Health System, which provides healthcare demands regarding health information and management for citizens and health professionals, 24 hour a day, all days per year, everywhere in Andalusia.

Health Responds can be reached through:

Telephone: 902 505 060
e-mail: saludresponde@juntadeandalucia.es

Tele-translation service is also integrated in Health Responds and offers translations in 64 languages for those non-Spanish speakers who seek healthcare in the Andalusian Public Healthcare System. All Health Responds services are available too.

British Consulate Tel.: 902 109 356. For more information and contact form visit the Healthcare in Spain webpage.