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If you do not belong to any UE country, you must have a medical insurance to come to Spain in order to entering the country. You can get this service at your own country, or you can ask International Center to help you with this procedure; hosting(ELIMINAR)
If you have any health problem during your stay, you must contact your insurance company to know where you have to go.

If you are an EU citizen, you are covered by the Servei Català de la Salud (Public Catalan HealthI Instituition). You must ask for your European Heatlh Card (valid for one year) before you leave your country, you can use it to access healthcare in Spain and in any other EU country.

In Catalonia health care is provided at CAPs (Primary Health Care Centers) and Hospitals.

The CAPs have fix opening hours and you will be assigned one depending on where you live. If you need to see a general practitioner, you should ask at your CAP to be assigned one. You can check at CatSalut your closest CAP. If you have an urgent problem but it is not an emergency, the professionals at your CAP can receive you during the opening hours. Find in the following link the CAP center you belong to.

Before you go to your CAP Centre it would be recommendable to get registered as a citizen in the city (empadronamiento) and also in police station.
Your CAP center will provide you with a CIP (Identification personal code), you will able to apply for your TSI card (Sanitary Individual Card) and you can get access to the virtual platform “La meva Salut”

More relevant information for displaced persons resident in Catalonia without an individual health card (TSI) or identification document for public health coverage and vaccination against Covid-19 in the following site or by phoning 061 Salut Respon (24 hour phone service in several languages).

Hospitals give assistance for emergencies, and you should go there when you have a serious emergency. You should only go to the emergency services when you really need them, that way we can avoid over-saturation of the services.
If you need medical assistance, it is important to bring a copy of your medical insurance or medical card, you may be asked to give it at the medical center. The hospitals close to URV are:

Hospital Joan XXIII
Dr. Mallafré Guasch, 4
977 295 800

Hospital Sant Pau i Santa Tecla
Rambla Vella, 14
977 25 99 00

Hospital de Sant Joan
Josep Laporte, s/n
977 33 73 03

Hospital Verge de la Cinta
Esplanetes, 44-58
977 51 91 00

URV Psychological Support: Counselling unit provided by URV for students.

Contact us

International Center

+34 977 55 81 29

Avinguda Països Catalans, 17-19
43007 Tarragona

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