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Prescription using EHIC?

Posted: Fri Mar 25, 2022 8:47am
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Rae2022

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Hi, please can you tell me where I can get a prescription using a EHIC card? Torrox, Nerja area

It is not  urgent care but heart medication which has to be taken daily.

Kind re

Many thanks 

pricklyone

Posted: Fri Mar 25, 2022 10:25am

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Posted: Fri Mar 25, 2022 10:25am

There are two medical centres within Torrox municipality - one in the pueblo down from the plaza, and in El Morche, on the paseo along from Bio Beach Bar. Both are helpful and used to managing EHIC situations. Make sure you take the medication with you - sounds obvious but some people do forget!

Rae2022

Posted: Fri Mar 25, 2022 10:55am

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Posted: Fri Mar 25, 2022 10:55am

pricklyone wrote on Fri Mar 25, 2022 10:25am:

There are two medical centres within Torrox municipality - one in the pueblo down from the plaza, and in El Morche, on the paseo along from Bio Beach Bar. Both are helpful and used to managing EHIC situations. Make sure you take the medication with you - sounds obvious but some people do forget!

Many many thanks! Going for the El Morche option. 

Already know parking in Torrox public..... nightmare 😜

pricklyone

Posted: Fri Mar 25, 2022 12:35pm

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Posted: Fri Mar 25, 2022 12:35pm

Rae2022 wrote on Fri Mar 25, 2022 10:55am:

Many many thanks! Going for the El Morche option. 

Already know parking in Torrox public..... nightmare 😜

At the moment, with this weather, I think El Morche might have more parking. The pueblo clinic has a car park behind it. It's more about the time of day you go, it's always busy first thing so, after 11am is usually better. Plus, Mondays are busy pretty much all morning. Same as the UK, really!
El Morche have many staff who can speak enough English if your Spanish isn't up to it. The peublo, not so much.

Hope it goes well for you.

Holaitsdavid

Posted: Fri Mar 25, 2022 3:01pm

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Posted: Fri Mar 25, 2022 3:01pm

 "where I can get a prescription using a EHIC card?" 

I thought the EHIC card is for emergency travel use only and you need a prescription from a doctor. 

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Rae2022

Posted: Fri Mar 25, 2022 4:28pm

Rae2022

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Posted: Fri Mar 25, 2022 4:28pm

Holaitsdavid wrote on Fri Mar 25, 2022 3:01pm:

 "where I can get a prescription using a EHIC card?" 

I thought the EHIC card is for emergency travel use only and you need a prescription from a doctor. 

If you need any treatment whilst abroad you can use EHIC or the new global replacement.

You usually have to lay out the costs and claim back whatever they allow towards costs. 

My S1 is on its way and active (i.e all healthcare paid by UK) from 1 April.

Rae2022

Posted: Fri Mar 25, 2022 4:30pm

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Posted: Fri Mar 25, 2022 4:30pm

pricklyone wrote on Fri Mar 25, 2022 12:35pm:

At the moment, with this weather, I think El Morche might have more parking. The pueblo clinic has a car park behind it. It's more about the time of day you go, it's always busy first thing so, after 11am is usually better. Plus, Mondays are busy pretty much all morning. Same as the UK, really!

...r>El Morche have many staff who can speak enough English if your Spanish isn't up to it. The peublo, not so much.

Hope it goes well for you.

Great information! Really put my mind at ease 👍

Holaitsdavid

Posted: Fri Mar 25, 2022 9:28pm

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Posted: Fri Mar 25, 2022 9:28pm

Rae2022 wrote on Fri Mar 25, 2022 4:28pm:

If you need any treatment whilst abroad you can use EHIC or the new global replacement.

You usually have to lay out the costs and claim back whatever they allow towards costs. 

My S1 is on its way and active (i.e all healthcare paid by UK) from 1 April.

Some EHIC card facts in this link.. https://europa.eu/youreurope/citizens/health/prescription-medicine-abroad/expenses-reimbursements/index_en.htm

I'm not sure if you will get medication with it in a pharmacy or for free, they might insist on a Spanish one, however you can try, I thought the card is for emergency treatment while on holiday, for which they do not charge in their state run medical centres and hospitals. For minor things private doctors are very cheap in Spain, about 40 Euros, very good and cheap, state medical centres can mean a very long waits.    

Izzy

Posted: Wed Mar 30, 2022 10:48am

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Posted: Wed Mar 30, 2022 10:48am

Rae2022 wrote on Fri Mar 25, 2022 4:28pm:

If you need any treatment whilst abroad you can use EHIC or the new global replacement.

You usually have to lay out the costs and claim back whatever they allow towards costs. 

My S1 is on its way and active (i.e all healthcare paid by UK) from 1 April.

Sorry to ask but can you still get you S1 from U.K. when applying for residency in Spain? I thought it finished. 

Steve j

Posted: Wed Mar 30, 2022 1:41pm

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Posted: Wed Mar 30, 2022 1:41pm

Hi I got my heart drugs the other day from the chemist in torrox costa it wasn't on ehic card but very cheap five difrent drugs no prescription needed I showed them my uk prescription and they were fine with it think it was 6.80 euro hope this helps 

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