British expats are being invited to a series of public meetings to find out more about how to register correctly for state healthcare in Spain. The events are part of a campaign launched by the UK Department of Health and the Valencia Health Authority to help British residents understand what their UK-issued European Health Insurance Cards can, and cannot, be used for.
Martyn Standing of the Department of Health team in Alicante said “These events are a must for anyone who wants to get the information on EHIC cards straight from the horse’s mouth. We’ll be telling people why and how they should register for healthcare whilst living in Spain, and explaining the correct use of UK-issued EHIC cards for British visitors.”
All are welcome to attend the meetings and there’s no need to register beforehand.
There’s also more information for residents of the Valencia region on a new website, www.healthcareinspain.eu<http://www.healthcareinspain.eu> .
Health officials are planning a series of meetings in the coming months, and have already held two events in Denia and Orihuela Costa. The EHIC campaign, funded by the European Union, is an innovative partnership between national British and regional Spanish government authorities.
Future public meetings on registering for healthcare:
13th March – Rojales – Centro Cultural Ciudad Quesada at 12:00pm
21st March – Torrevieja – Centro Cultural Virgen del Carmen at 12:00pm
9th April – Oliva – Centro de Participación Ciudadana, Calle Eras de Juan s/n at 12:00pm
23rd April – Javea – Casa de Cultura – Plaza de Baix at 12:00pm
7th May – Calpe – Casa de Cultura Jaime Fluix y Pastor at 12:00pm
21st May – Benissa – (venue to be confirmed)
4th June – Benitachell – Ajuntament del Poble Nou de Benitatxell
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