We are a team funded by the UK Department of Health, based at the British Consulates in Madrid and Alicante. We provide advice to British Nationals on how to correctly access healthcare in Spain.
Spain is the most popular non-English speaking country for British nationals to visit and emigrate to. Currently there are around 300,000 British citizens registered as residents in Spain (INE July 2016). Additionally there are millions of British visitors that holiday in Spain each year. In 2016 there were 15.7 million. It comes as no surprise then, that the Department of Health has a specialist team, on the ground, helping its customers access the Spanish public healthcare system correctly.
We give advice to British Nationals on how to access healthcare in Spain. This includes those who are visiting (on holiday or a temporary stay) or living in Spain. If you have an enquiry you can contact us through this website or call us on (+34) 91 714 6300 and dial option 7 to speak to a team member from the Department of Health. We are available from 9am-5pm Spanish time.
This website has been developed as a part of a European Commission funded EHIC Campaign, carried out between September 2012 and May 2014. The campaign set out to provide information on: