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European Health Insurance Card

Expatriate residents in Spain may not be aware of their rights with respect to health care, especially if you are reliant on government issued health care cards rather than private medical insurance for your cover.

Prior to 2004, all officially registered residents would be issued an E111 certificate that covered health care within Spain, and even whilst travelling abroad, for example back to the UK to see family. The new card however, known as the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) in English, or the Tarjeta Sanitaria Europea (TSE) in Spain, is issued by the country of residence, not the country of origin, making it essential you understand your rights.

The EHIC/TSE is not a specifically European Union card, it carries the EU flag and two letter code of the country from which it is issued, but it is in fact a European Economic Area (EEA) card which means that some EU territories are not covered, and Iceland, Liechtenstein, Switzerland and Norway which aren’t part of the EU are. Just for the sake of clarification, the EHIC/TSE replaced the following forms, E110, E111, E119, and E128.

Obtaining an EHIC/TSE is a complicated procedure as all things are that relate to EU legislation, first you must be registered with the Seguridad Social in Spain, and that in itself generally requires also being registered with the National Police for your NIE number, and some offices may also insist on seeing your local census registration (empadronamiento) although by rights this shouldn’t be necessary.

Applying to be registered at the Seguridad Social is nationality blind, all residents of Spain go to the same place, whether you are a citizen, EU resident, or non-EU resident. After acceptance by the Seguridad Social you are then eligible for your EHIC/TSE, and it should be issued to you by default, though it is possible you’ll need to request it.

The difficulty of course comes when you plan to leave Spain to visit another country, the EHIC/TSE should also provide health care coverage throughout the European Union, but in practice it is more difficult than that. Since the 1st of May 2010 new regulations state that people in receipt of a pension from the country of origin (E121) need to notify countries they plan to visit that they possess a Spanish EHIC/TSE, and apply for a temporary card in the country to be visited.

For residents in Ronda who frequently visit Gibraltar, Portugal, or their home country, this situation is terribly complex and seems unnecessary, but until EU legislation is tidied up it is the situation we are stuck with. Whilst private medical insurance might be very expensive, it is worth having minimum cover for travelling, at the very least to cover emergencies and transport back home where your EHIC/TSE wil cover you.

Participating countries of the EHIC/TSE are Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus (but not the north), Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland (some nationalities excluded), United Kingdom (including Gibraltar).

Ronda Dentists

Dentists in Ronda

Name Telephone Address Discipline
Adnan Darwish Afaneh 956 135 404 c/ Bosque, 33
Alcalá del Valle
Dentist
Clínica Bucodental San José 952 874 475 c/ Sevilla, 53, 1º
Ronda
Dentist and Orthodontics
Clínica Dental Center 952 875 136 Av Andalucía, 3 Bajo B
Ronda
Dentists
Marin Gallego, Antonio 952 870 851 Calvo asensio, 8 Bajo Dcha
Ronda
Dentist and Orthdontist
Espinel Vásquez, Diolinda 952 190 460 c/ Lauría, 1, 2ºA
Ronda
Orthodontist
López Arrigoni, Mirta 952 877 188 c/ Padre Mariano Soubirón, 19 1ºA
Ronda
Dentist, Orthodontist, Prosthetics
Clínica Dental Higea 952 871 796 Cte Salvador Carrasco, Bajo
Ronda
Dentist and Orthodontist
García Asensio, Javier 952 914 055 c/ Francisco de Goya, 2 Loc 6
Rondal
Orthodontist
Clínica Dental Smile 952 161 214
952 161 215
c/ sevilla, 52
Ronda
Dental Clinic
Clínica Villamor 952 161 044 c/ Sevilla, 73
Ronda
Dental Clinic
Aesthetics (Botox, Laser)
Clínica Dentalcala 956 126 849 c/ Fredirico García Lorca
Alcala del Valle
Dental Clinic
Clínica Dr Gabriel Pardo 952 872 438 Carrera de Espinel
Ronda
Dentist
Clínicas Vital Dent 952 161 371 c/ Granada, 54-56
Ronda
Dental Clinic
Corp Dental Abisal Grupo 952 161 131 c/ Jerez, 7 Bajo
Ronda
Dental Clinic
Delgado Vázques, E. 952 875 266 c/ Cristo, 9
Ronda
Dentist
Dental Line. 952 870 200 Carrera Espinel, 103
Ronda
Dental Clinic
Miramon López M. 952 875 964 c/ Torre Alhaquime, 2
Ronda
Dentist
Perl Gabriella 952 870 704 c/ Maria Cabrera
Ronda
Dentist
Salesi, Ballero, J. 952 870 987 Av Andalucía, 3
Ronda
Dentist
Vargas Dal-Santos, C.B. 952 878 837 Carrera de Espinel, 40
Ronda
Dentist

Ronda Doctors

Doctors, Medical Centres, and Hospitals in Ronda

Name Telephone Address Discipline
Carrillo Cueto, M.A. 952 878 621 c/ Carlos Cobo, 4
Ronda
General Practitioner
Marín Lara, B. 952 878 754 c/ Jerez, 13
Ronda
General Practitioner
Miramon Lopez, J. 952 874 367 c/ Cruz Verde, 18
Ronda
General Practitioner
Rios Rodicio, F.J. 952 878 469 c/ San José, 2
Ronda
General Practitioner
Zamudio Valiente, Juan 952 134 405 c/ San Benito, 7
Setenil de las Bodegas
General Practitioner
Corro Delgado, Jose 952 872 685 c/ Virgen de la Paz, 42 2ºC
Ronda
Dermovenerealogist
Ignacio Garcia, Jose Maria 952 877 972 c/ Lauría, 1, 3ºB
Ronda
Respiratory and Digestive
Diz Serrato, Julio 952 871 577 c/ Carlos Cobo, 4 Bajo
Rondal
Digestive
Moreno Rodriguez, Jose 952 877 237 Carrera de Espinel, 102, 1ºB
Ronda
Allergies
Crespo Riesco, J 952 876 583 Virgen de los Remedios, 22
Ronda
Gynaecologist
Tronosco Grano de Oro, J.U. 952 875 230 Línea de la Concepción, 14
Ronda
Gynaecologist
Gomez Cruz, Jose Luis 952 875 631 c/ Serrato, 2, 1ºA
Ronda
Opthalmologist
Rodríguez Clavero, Isabel 952 874 144 c/ Pedro Romero, 11
Ronda
Opthalmologist
Luengos Matilla, Cesar 952 878 464 c/ Pintor Jesús González de la Torre, 1
Ronda
Ear, Nose and Throat
Campuzano Cano, J.A. 952 872 958 c/ Infantes, 1
Ronda
Paediatrician
Gonzalez Serrano, M.L. 952 878 329 c/ Virgen de los Delores, 16
Ronda
Paediatrician
Román Román, L.A. 952 871 512 Pza Concepción García Redondo Estación de Autobuses, 2
Ronda
Psychiatrist
Acosta Patiño, H.C. 952 190 600 c/ Cruz Verde, 1
Ronda
Orthopaedic
Figueroa Parra, J.A. 952 874 992 c/ Juan José de Puya, 4
Ronda
Orthopaedic
Osmán Agha, G 952 872 072 Carrera de Espinel, 102
Ronda
Urologist
Centro Medico Al-Andalus 952 875 631 c/ Serrato, 2, 1ºA
Ronda
Medical Centre
Clinica Arunda 952 874 303 c/ Ollerias, 19
Ronda
Medical Centre
Centro de Salud de Alcala del Valle 956 128 877 Av Libertad
Alcalá
Medical Centre
Centro de Salud de Benaojan 952 167 374
952 167 393
c/ San Lucas
Alcalá
Medical Centre
Centro de Salud de Cuevas del Becerro 952 162 012 c/ Constitución
Cuevas del Becerro
Medical Centre
Centro de Salud de Ronda-Norte 902 505 060
952 169 403
c/ Espinillos
Ronda
Medical Centre
Centro de Salud de Ronda-Sur (Santa Barbara) 902 505 060
952 169 369
c/ San Vicente de Paul
Ronda
Medical Centre
Consultorio de Arriate 952 165 159 c/ Clara Camoamor
Arriate
Medical Centre
Consultorio de Montecorto 952 169 566
952 169 567
c/ Antonio Machado
Montecorto
Medical Centre
Consultorio de Montejaque 952 168 129 c/ José López
Montejaque
Medical Centre
Consultorio de Serrato 952 162 199 c/ Cauce
Serrato
Medical Centre
Consultorio de Setenil de las Bodegas 956 128 967 c/ Coronilla
Setenil de las Bodegas
Medical Centre
Hospital Comarcal Serranía 951 065 001
951 065 100
Ctra Ronda-El Burgo, km 1
Ronda
Hospital (All Services including A&E)