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Spain’s healthcare is regularly ranked among the best in the world by the World Health Organization. You can find an excellent level of health care throughout Spain. Anywhere in Spain, doctors and specialists are trained to a high standard. For major surgery and management of more serious diseases and conditions, you would need to travel to the larger towns and cities.
The Catalonia region in particular boasts excellent health care facilities. Barcelona has an especially good reputation for healthcare. There are well-trained doctors galore in this city, many of whom speak English. Consultants in every specialty can be found throughout Barcelona and the Sarrià area (close to the University of Barcelona) has a particularly high number of practitioners.
Generally, non-EU residents will not be able to access the public health care system and will need to seek private care.
Sixteen years ago I flew into sunny, cosmopolitan Barcelona and thought what a great place this would be to live, not for a minute at the time believing that would ever be possible. Just four years later I had moved to within 20 minutes of Barcelona's pulsing heart. My daughter was born right there, a stone's throw from La Pedrera, Gaudí's famous wave-fronted Modernista building. What immediately intrigued me about Barcelona back on my first visit was how quickly and...Read more