Medical Care/Health Insurance
Get an overview of the health system, including health insurance requirements and where to best receive medical care. Below is a brief excerpt from this section:
The country offers a good public health care system considered among the best in the world for quality and infrastructure. However, in recent years, Spaniards have felt that, due to the prolonged economic crisis, budget cuts and political changes, public health care services and facilities have deteriorated.
The regional governments of Spain’s Autonomous Communities (17 in total) manage health care within their territories, with the exception of the autonomous cities of Melilla and Ceuta, where the National Healthcare Management Institute (INGESA) manages public medical services. For more information, visit the Ministry of Health, Consumption and Social Welfare (Ministerio de Sanidad, Consumo y Bienestar Social). The website is available in Spanish, English and five other languages. For direct access to details of each regional health care service, click on the interactive directory map.
Employees who contribute to the Spanish social security system and their dependents are eligible for care at low or no cost. The national health care system has two levels: primary care and specialized care.
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