By Euro Weekly News Media • 03 February 2014 • 13:59
British residents can apply for health insurance scheme
British residents without access to state healthcare in Spain now have the opportunity to join the new Spanish health insurance scheme.
The Valencia Government has just introduced the Convenio Especial, a scheme that is part of wide-ranging reforms to the health system announced last year.
Martyn Standing, from the healthcare team at the British Consulate in Alicante, said:
“This is great news. It means almost everyone who currently lacks the right to state healthcare can now get themselves covered.
“We would urge people who are in need of health cover to sign-up. Waiting until you’re ill before you sort out access to a doctor can easily result in an unwelcome bill.”
The Convenio Especial is another option for people to obtain access to state healthcare if they currently lack the right to other forms of cover.
Details of the scheme:
Click here for more information on the Valencian Government website
Click here for general information on healthcare in Spain, including the rights and entitlements of EHIC holder
Click here for independent healthcare advice for British nationals in Spain
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