in Spain but not working: Form E106
that in Britain
you have been paying class
stamps in the current
[to April] then you will be entitled to
two years health cover the same as Spanish
Even if one spouse meets the required criteria
and the other does not, both people can
be included in the benefits
providing they are dependent on the other.
In relation to the Form
need to contact DSS
and they will send you the relevant form
to your home address in the UK.
You fill the form out and tell them where
your address is going to be in Spain.
They will then send you the relevant Form
back out to Spain and then you present it
to your nearest
Instituto Nacional de Salud)
office, which is similar to our DSS
by them you retain the form in case of illness
and it is valid for two years. If you are
not of pensionable
age i.e. under 60/65yrs,
after the two years you will need private
or will join the Spanish
via your work contributions.
Living and working
should make your social security contributions
and you will receive a medical
with a doctor
near your home. Your prescriptions
will be charged at a reduced rate (40%
of the retail price of the drugs) and you
are entitled to urgent and non-urgent
care. Referrals to hospital or consultants
are made via the GP
except in the case of an emergency.
Working in Spain
section for more information.
Most towns have
a Red Cross
ambulance, which will attend to a
patient in an emergency but normally has
staff that are not highly medically
trained. If a
Red Cross ambulance considers that
team is required they will call for a hospital
ambulance with a doctor.
There are a number of private ambulance
services for which a charge is made to the
de la Seguridad Social (INSS)
C/ Padre Damián, 4
to Spain - E111/E112