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Accessing healthcare in Spain – Healthcare for UK Citizens

Each country’s health system is different and might not include all the things you would expect to get free of charge from the NHS. This means you may have to make a patient contribution to the cost of your care. In some cases, you may be able to ask for a refund when you are back in the UK.

Visitors to Spain

Your European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) will enable you to access the necessary state-provided healthcare in Spain at a reduced cost, or sometimes for free when on a temporary stay. Make sure you are familiar with the healthcare terms for UK citizens in Spain after Brexit. The Spanish health authority determines what treatment is considered necessary and cannot wait until your return to the UK.

For more details, visit the excellent NHS website

NOTE: the information is directed at UK citizens only. Citizens of all other countries should make their own enquiries.