HEALTH CARE IN GIBRALTAR
Gibraltar's Social Insurance Scheme provides a wide range of benefits, such as injury at work, unemployment pension, old age pension, maternity grant, widow's pension and widowed mother's allowance. The Rock also has an excellent Group Practice Medical Scheme.
All UK citizens are entitled to free treatments at the Casemates Health Centre and the St Bernard's Hospital, providing they can present a UK passport and that their stay in the colony is not longer than 30 days. Citizens from other European countries can receive treatment on presentation of a European Health Insurance Card.
Dental and medical treatment elsewhere must be paid for and costs for a transfer to the UK (if necessary), is covered by the health insurance.
Due to Gibraltar's size it is not possible to employ all the specialists on a permanent basis. Therefore they are flown in from the UK when needed. The St Bernard's Hospital offers more than 160 beds, subsidised medicine, comprehensive outpatient service and doctors on call.
The Primary Care Centre houses a Dental clinic, health visitors, school medical services, General Practice Surgeries and child welfare facilities.
A psychiatric unit is also available with a capacity for up to 60 patients.
Special arrangements on healthcare exist between the UK and Gibraltar. Any medical treatment that is needed by UK pensioners who live or go to live in Gibraltar is provided by the Gibraltar authorities without payment of insurance contributions. You will have to pay prescription charges. A UK pensioner is someone who gets long-term Incapacity Benefit, Severe Disablement Allowance, State Pension, widow’s benefits or bereavement benefits.
otherwise you will have to pay your own healthcare costs.
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