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Worldwide Medical Insurance News: New website to aid confused expats in Spain

For a while expatriates in Spain have been confused about what they need to do in order to get treatment if they fall ill.

Some have believed that the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) will be enough, while this only really covers a short stay in the country.

As a result, the UK Department of Health has teamed up with the Valencia Health Authority in order to help expats navigate their way through the process of ensuring they are properly organised in terms of healthcare.

One of the main ways in which this information is disseminated is through a new website, which includes a questionnaire.

This has been designed to find out all the necessary details about an individual so that the user can understand exactly what they should do next.

The result may be that they join the S1/E121 medical scheme or that the EHIC is sufficient for their needs, but either way they will be guided in the right direction.

Expats can access the website here.

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