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15 Expats Talk about Health Insurance and Healthcare in Spain

By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on May 25, 2023

Summary: The quality of medical care in Spain is generally considered to be on par with the United States. Spain has a well-developed public health system, and private health care is also available. Emergency services are generally reliable and efficient, and ambulances can be called by dialing 112.

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How are healthcare services Spain?

When we asked expats and global nomads about the quality of medical care in Spain, they replied:

"I would say medical care is excellent. For chronic medical conditions, it may be difficult to get an insurance and they will have to pay more. there are other expats with chronic condtions who are able to get private insurance," commented one expat who moved to Granada.

"Although the primary care from physicians and the local hospital/clinic are generally adequate, I recommend getting a second opinion before accepting a recommendation for major treatment like surgery, even though you will likely have to pay that out of pocket. Doctors, treatments, medications are dramatically less expensive here. Custom orthotics would have cost me approximately $300 in the US, but are $45 here. ," said one expat.

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Hassle-free health insurance policies from the 2 leading health insurance companies in Spain: DKV and Asisa. Innoinsure provides health insurance for expats to obtain Spanish visas such as the non-lucrative, digital nomad, golden visa and student visa. Our insurance also meets the requirements for Spanish residency, TIE and NIE applications and renewals.

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Hassle-free health insurance policies from the 2 leading health insurance companies in Spain: DKV and Asisa. Innoinsure provides health insurance for expats to obtain Spanish visas such as the non-lucrative, digital nomad, golden visa and student visa. Our insurance also meets the requirements for Spanish residency, TIE and NIE applications and renewals.

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Hassle-free health insurance policies from the 2 leading health insurance companies in Spain: DKV and Asisa. Innoinsure provides health insurance for expats to obtain Spanish visas such as the non-lucrative, digital nomad, golden visa and student visa. Our insurance also meets the requirements for Spanish residency, TIE and NIE applications and renewals.
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Innoinsure

Hassle-free health insurance policies from the 2 leading health insurance companies in Spain: DKV and Asisa. Innoinsure provides health insurance for expats to obtain Spanish visas such as the non-lucrative, digital nomad, golden visa and student visa. Our insurance also meets the requirements for Spanish residency, TIE and NIE applications and renewals.

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Innoinsure

Hassle-free health insurance policies from the 2 leading health insurance companies in Spain: DKV and Asisa. Innoinsure provides health insurance for expats to obtain Spanish visas such as the non-lucrative, digital nomad, golden visa and student visa. Our insurance also meets the requirements for Spanish residency, TIE and NIE applications and renewals.

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About the Author

Joshua Wood Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000 and serves as one of its Co-Presidents. He is also one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. Prior to Expat Exchange, Joshua worked for NBC Cable (MSNBC and CNBC Primetime). Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Mr. Wood is also a licensed counselor and psychotherapist.

Some of Joshua's articles include Pros and Cons of Living in Portugal, 10 Best Places to Live in Ireland and Pros and Cons of Living in Uruguay. Connect with Joshua on LinkedIn.

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Hassle-free health insurance policies that meet all Spanish visa and residency requirements. We are Innoinsure and we offer policies from the 2 leading health insurance companies in Spain: DKV and Asisa. 100% success rate for VISA and residency applications.
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Hassle-free health insurance policies that meet all Spanish visa and residency requirements. We are Innoinsure and we offer policies from the 2 leading health insurance companies in Spain: DKV and Asisa. 100% success rate for VISA and residency applications.
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