The purpose of Social Security healthcare is to provide medical and pharmaceutical services to workers, pensioners or their relatives who reside in Spain.
We can help you arrange access to public healthcare in Spain for both you and your immediate family members. This will enable you to request your SIP card and benefit from those public healthcare and medical services available in Spain.
If your right to receive public healthcare is recognised in Spain, we can apply for a European Health Insurance Card for you when you travel around Europe.
The European Health Insurance Card certifies the right of its holder to receive any necessary health assistance from a medical point of view, during a temporary stay in any of the member countries of the European Union (Germany, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Croatia, Denmark, Slovakia, Slovenia, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Czech Republic, Romania, Sweden), the European Economic Area (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway) and Switzerland, taking into account the nature of the assistance and the expected duration of stay.
The European Health Insurance Card is valid from receipt until the expiry date stated on it. Health care will be provided on an equal footing with those insured persons in the country to which you travel.