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What are healthcare services like in Spain?

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"Yes. When we were applying for our visa we purchased insurance with Sanitas Health. It costs 150 euros ($165) a month. We have only used our insurance to refill our American prescriptions," wrote a member who made the move to Salamanca, Spain.

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"Healthcare services in Spain are generally very good; the country has some of the best healthcare systems in the world, ranking highly on various health indices. The country offers largely free healthcare for its citizens and residents, with most services provided by the public healthcare system. Patients have free access to general practitioners, hospitals and clinics, and most specialists, tests and treatments are either heavily subsidised or free. Outpatient services are also available, including expert diagnosis and treatment, advice and education. Most medical centres offer comprehensive medical equipment and skilled personnel, and they also provide mental health services and home care. Additionally, Spain offers an extensive range of private healthcare options, and insurance companies in the country often offer incentives for those wanting to invest in private health care," explained one expat living in Spain.

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