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Type 1 Moving to Majorca

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by Carterbpool, Mar 5, 2019.

  1. Carterbpool

    Carterbpool Type 1 · Member

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    Hi all I hoping someone could possibly point me in the right direction.

    I’ve been offered a great job in Majorca and without thinking I’ve accepted.

    Now the realities hit me and started to sink in about managing my diabetes in Spain.

    I’m not in the best of health and am on insulin, metmorfin, statins and tablets for high blood pressure.

    Am I better off keeping to my doctors here? How much is medication over in Spain? Is it easy to get?

    I will be paying into the Spanish system and have for now my EHIC card?

    I got so excited by the job, I just never thought about the consequences. I would appreciate any help or guidance where to start

    Thank you
     
  2. britishpub

    britishpub Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Any EU citizen who intends to live in Spain for more than 3 months has to register with the authorities.

    http://extranjeros.mitramiss.gob.es/

    This page tells you all about accessing healthcare in Spain. If you are working and paying tax and social secirity payments in Spain then you are entitled to access healthcare.

    http://www.seg-social.es/wps/portal/wss/internet/Trabajadores?1dmy&urile=wcm:path:/POIN_Contenidos_en/Internet/4983/10935/10938/

    Prescriptions are not free in Spain, you will have to pay part of the cost.

    http://www.seg-social.es/wps/portal/wss/internet/Inicio#30489

    If you are not a UK resident, and paying Tax & SS in Spain then I don't think you should remain registered with a UK GP
     
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  3. Carterbpool

    Carterbpool Type 1 · Member

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    Thank you great advice
     
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    EllieM Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Well, that's an extremely useful post but I guess there is one big elephant in the room

    Brexit.....

    I'd be hesitant about making any plans until knowing what kind of Brexit is happening

    Hard, soft, delayed....?

    Scrambled ?

    Presumably a hard Brexit would mean that the OP is not an EU citizen....
     
  5. TTTE

    TTTE Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Whatever you do don't give up your UK doctor. If the brown smelly stuff hits the fan and you have to come back to the UK access to health care is one thing you don't want to have to worry about.
     
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