HOSPITALS AND DOCTORS
Honestly: your health really matters, and it’s above almost everything.
Why should you expect the staff to speak English at hospitals or medical centres in Spain?
I know, they do in some places. At least, most of the time it looks like they understand what you’re saying.
If you don’t speak Spanish, you are unconsciously giving an extra responsibility to somebody whose job is only to treat your health.
The responsibility of having accurate communication should not be with the doctor, but with you.
My main areas of expertise are:
- General Practitioner
- Internal Medicine
I will be your interpreter and will handle any other tests or paperwork involved in your treatment alongside you.
Get in touch with me and let me know about your situation.
You are on a pension or benefits and are living in Spain as a legal resident.
One day you receive a letter from the Spanish Social Security office, including a date to attend an assessment (which clearly states that you must bring an interpreter if you don’t speak Spanish).
Your pension or benefit is at risk if you don’t make yourself understood sincea full report concluding your overall current situation or condition will be sent back to your country.
Don’t think these inspectors / doctors will speak English just because “everybody speaks English” in your area.
Or they may do… or they may appear to. Therefore, the report sent back to your country will be as good as your doctor’s level of English is.
Do you really want that?
Let me work alongside you so that you come out on top in this situation.
If you don’t have a health card you are in trouble, as medical treatments will cost you a fortune otherwise.
Over the last few years, thing have got very serious in Spain regarding medical treatments, due to the financial crisis.
The days where everybody would get any type of treatment without being on the system are over.
Your European Health Card will not be a permanent solutionas it only allows you to have a limited amount of procedures.
To be fully covered you need a permanent health card, which has different requirements for workers, pensioners or unemployed people.