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#89410 - 04/06/11 05:31 PM ENGLISH: How to get a Health Card?
OurManInBananas Offline
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Hi ,

I am a teacher working in Madrid, and would like to use the Spanish Health service, see a doctor, get a prescription, etc.

As I'm working and my Social is (apparently) being paid by my school, do I need a health card to go to a doctor, or is just my passport and Social Security number ok?

If I need a Spain Health card, how do I get one? My appointment for NIE isn't until mid-June!

Thanks for any advice or tips
Philip

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#89411 - 04/07/11 05:24 AM Re: Health Card? [Re: OurManInBananas]
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I hope help
http://www.madrid.org/cs/Satellite?c=CM_ConvocaPrestac_FA&cid=1109168978895&definicion=Prestaciones+y+Servicios+Sanitarios&idOrganismo=1142439320383&language=es&pagename=ComunidadMadrid%2FEstructura&pid=1109265444835&segmento=1&tipoServicio=CM_ConvocaPrestac_FA

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#89413 - 04/07/11 01:19 PM Re: Health Card? [Re: jazz]
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http://www.madrid.es/portal/site/munimad...000dc0ca8c0RCRD
above is info on the tarjeta sanitaria for services in Madrid. Maybe it help together with the info from Jazz
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#89418 - 04/07/11 03:08 PM Re: Health Card? [Re: jazz]
OurManInBananas Offline
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thanks jazz

Is there an English language version of that site?

thanks
Philip

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#89419 - 04/07/11 03:22 PM Re: Health Card? [Re: OurManInBananas]
jazz Offline
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sorry! I don't think so

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#89420 - 04/08/11 04:13 AM Re: Health Card? [Re: jazz]
OurManInBananas Offline
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ok, can anyone please give the MadridMan website and me some instructions on what I need in order to get a health card in Spain?

thanks
Philip

can anyon

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#89422 - 04/08/11 04:52 AM Re: Health Card? [Re: OurManInBananas]
pedmar Offline
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well it says on the site I poste it for foreigners (assuming you do not have legal residency yet) you can get it with a passport for UE residents and your permit of residency if not EU .you go to your health center nearest you in Madrid , and will give you the health card to those living legally there and with low resources or with coverage from another country.

As it is legalise stuff, it is better to go with the minimum of information and ask them directly to constitute your file and application. You will be given a file to complete and return and they will mail the card to your place of residency there.

If you tell me where you are at like barrio in Madrid I can tell you where is the nearest health office to do so .Hope it helps.
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#89424 - 04/08/11 11:31 AM Re: Health Card? [Re: pedmar]
OurManInBananas Offline
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thanks Pedmar,

I live in Laguna close to Metro Laguna on line 6...

I am a UK citizen, and I have a Social Security Number, and I have an appointment to get my NIE in June. I am working as an English teacher for an Academy...

Thing is I need to see a Doctor for a consult and to get a prescription, but I am hoping to get free care under my EU citizenship so don't want to go without being sure it'll be free...

Thanks if you can give me some help...

Philip

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#89434 - 04/09/11 07:47 AM Re: Health Card? [Re: OurManInBananas]
pedmar Offline
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Registered: 02/26/06
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Loc: Morbihan, France
you will be covered with your UE citizenship, have you an EE11 card from the UK or proof of social security coverage from UK? You show that and you should be covered.
I get it from France when there for my kids and now there is a CEAM in english its the European health insurance card, your UK social security office issued it.
Otherwise go to the nearest health office you have at centro de servicios sociales Gallur right there in Laguna at CALLE GALLUR, 24 metro Laguna.
They should be able to direct you or help you better;hope it helps
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#89437 - 04/09/11 02:22 PM Re: Health Card? [Re: pedmar]
OurManInBananas Offline
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thanks pedmar, I'll try there...

I have a euro health card from when I was living in Luxembourg but it may be expired as I spoend 2 years travelling and working in Asia...

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