La tarjeta del INSS ESPAÑOL
(Tarjeta Médica / Tarjeta SIP)



Cada región autónoma de España tiene su propio Servicio de Salud y todo ciudadano de la Unión Europea que vive aquí permanentemente y está registrado con el INSS tiene derecho a recibir su tarjeta SIP y puede usarla en cualquier parte de España. Sin embargo, personas que no trabajan y que no sean pensionados, tendrán que contratar su propio seguro privado, con excepción de los que estén cubiertos por un formulario E106 (ver abajo).

Applicants must first register in the "padrón" in his local municipality and obtain a "certificado de empadronamiento", and have his Foreigner's Identification Number ( N.I.E. ) or Certificado de Residencia. He also needs to provide proof that he is entitled to health care in his country of origin, with a valid EHIC and E106, or an E121 if he is a State Pensioner, so that the cost of his care can be recouped from that country. He will also need to show his passport and will need photocopies of everything.

Lleve estos documentos al INSS en la municipalidad más cercana para registrarse ( horario de trabajo 09.00-14.00 h.) [consulte la guía telefónica bajo "Instituto Nacional de Seguridad Social" para la dirección]. Generalmente la solicitud se procesa de inmediato y le darán su tarjeta SIP con su número de la Seguridad Social española. Llevelo al Centro de Salud local, donde le asignarán al médico de cabecera local.

Any queries about or changes to NHS cards can be dealt with at the nearest Medical Centre or by phoning 900 66 20 00.

E106
People who have not reached pension age and who have been paying full national insurance in their country of origin should apply for an E106 before they leave to come to live in Spain. It will entitle them to full health care for its period of validity ( up to 2 years ). It must first be registered at the local INSS office and shown whenever using medical services. Prescriptions are not covered, unless in hospital. When it runs out, they must obtain private medical insurance until they reach state pension age, or they will have to pay for treatment.