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Expats Talk about Health Insurance and Healthcare in Altea, Spain

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By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Jun 06, 2023

Summary: Altea, Spain is home to several hospitals and clinics, including the Hospital de la Marina Altea, the Hospital de la Marina Benidorm, and the Hospital de la Marina Calpe. Emergency services in Altea are provided by the local fire department, and an ambulance can be called by dialing 112. The quality of medical care in Altea is generally considered to be on par with the United States, with many of the same treatments and technologies available.

How are healthcare services Altea?

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

"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. ," wrote an expat living in Altea.

"Altea offers a wide range of healthcare services to its citizens. The public healthcare system is provided by the Spanish National Health System (SNS), which is funded by the government and provides free healthcare to all citizens. The SNS offers primary care services, such as general practitioner visits, specialist visits, and hospitalization. Additionally, Altea has several private healthcare providers that offer a variety of services, such as dental care, optometry, and physical therapy. The city also has several pharmacies that provide prescription medications and over-the-counter drugs. Finally, Altea has a number of health centers that provide preventive care, such as vaccinations and health screenings," said an expat in Altea.

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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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