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Hi I have Read lots of threads
On here, and am totally confused.
Am hoping to move to Feungarola
area in Feb 2014. Can someone tell me
the health care situation, I have had
A Kidney Transplant, and on a lot of
Medication. Am not OAP, So would I get
help with my anti rejection drugs?
Thankyou in advance.
 

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Hi I have Read lots of threads
On here, and am totally confused.
Am hoping to move to Feungarola
area in Feb 2014. Can someone tell me
the health care situation, I have had
A Kidney Transplant, and on a lot of
Medication. Am not OAP, So would I get
help with my anti rejection drugs?
Thankyou in advance.
Its all about to change I believe. At the moment you can apply to the UK (newcastle) for an S1 form which will give you reciprocal healthcare in Spain for a year (altho you have to pay a percentage of the prescritions). After that, you would need to be paying into the spanish system, by way of employment to get free healthcover. However, as I say, its about to change.

These threads may help

http://www.expatforum.com/expats/sp...new-rules-health-care-spain-april-2014-a.html

http://www.expatforum.com/expats/sp...r-31st-march-2014-a.html?highlight=healthcare

Jo xxx
 

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Thanks Jo, have heard about
The S1 going to phone Newcastle
about organising that, but my main concern
Is the prescription charges, I understand it is
A percentage, 40% I believe, just Wondering
How much the meds would be, as
am on quite a selection, anti rejects x 2 types
Steriods, blood pressure x 2 types...
 

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There's no way I have the answer to all of your questions .. but I take Ramipril for blood pressure and they cost 10 euros for 28 (that's10mg tabs - the price seems to be directly related to the mgs) (that's full price, not prescription)

Forgive my lack of knowledge about kidney problems - but are you in receipt of incapacity benefit/ESA ? I found that if you are, then the DWP in Newcastle may send you an S1 which says that (in Spanish terms) you are a pensioner (irrespective of age). If so, then it's fairly straightforward to get full access to the Spanish medical system

Steve

Thanks Jo, have heard about
The S1 going to phone Newcastle
about organising that, but my main concern
Is the prescription charges, I understand it is
A percentage, 40% I believe, just Wondering
How much the meds would be, as
am on quite a selection, anti rejects x 2 types
Steriods, blood pressure x 2 types...
 

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Hi Steve, thanks for your reply, not on either of those benefits
but do get
DLA, think I should give Newcastle a ring, and see if they can help...
 
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