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Old 19th June 2018, 04:30 PM
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my wife is spanish from valencia without healthcare here in the usa. we had seriously thought about having her go back to spain for few months for some medical issues. I understand that as a spanish national, she is eligible the minute she sets foot in spain. Can someone confirm?
Pretty much.

She needs to re-establish residency, but that's more or less just a case of registering on the padrón.


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I recall that one of our members, AllHeart, moved here from Canada after acquiring Spanish citizenship via family descent (a Spanish father, I think). She was definitely able to access Spanish public healthcare as soon as she arrived here. Toddamparo could probably search for her posts on the subject.

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my wife is spanish from valencia without healthcare here in the usa. we had seriously thought about having her go back to spain for few months for some medical issues. I understand that as a spanish national, she is eligible the minute she sets foot in spain. Can someone confirm?
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I believe this used the case - there was a system informally know as prorroga which allowed administrators to grant temporary health cards for 6 months. For up to date info maybe worth contacting this govt organisation dedicated to Spaniards returning to their homeland;

Oficina de Retorno. Portal de la CiudadanÃ*a Española en el Exterior

There's a linkto a guide for "retornados" (returners) with a section on health care. This mentions a Convenio Especial which you can sign up for with the Seguridad Social which covers health care but also pensions etc. The last figure I can find is for 2010 when it was 160 euros per month.

Fraid this not a simple answer to your question but I hope it points you in the right direction.Good luck.

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This was the thread started by the forum member (AllHeart) which I referred to earlier, explaining how she was able to register for public healthcare as a Spanish citizen.

https://www.expatforum.com/expats/sp...lthcare-2.html
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Has anyone else seen this? Spain is going to offer free health care to everyone no matter of legal status. It should be happening by the end of the month. The thing is when I look it up only one English newspaper is reporting on it and the rest of the reports are saying it is for illegal migrants only. Anyone know any details on this one?

saw it in the round town news.

Thanks all for any advice you can give.

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I would imagine it's strictly for certain groupings and so it should be

As a foreigner ( non pensioner) I respect fully that I must row my own boat and pay for private care


https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-sp...-idUKKBN1JB1PW


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Has anyone else seen this? Spain is going to offer free health care to everyone no matter of legal status. It should be happening by the end of the month. The thing is when I look it up only one English newspaper is reporting on it and the rest of the reports are saying it is for illegal migrants only. Anyone know any details on this one?

saw it in the round town news.

Thanks all for any advice you can give.


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As a foreigner ( non pensioner) I respect fully that I must row my own boat and pay for private care


https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-sp...-idUKKBN1JB1PW
Yes, the PSOE government are restoring free healthcare for undocumented immigrants who are "sin recursos" (i.e. don't have any income). This right was removed by the PP a few years ago but in practice, most doctors refused to deny treatment to people who clearly needed it.

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