Healthcare System in Gibraltar

If you’re relocating to Gibraltar or just looking for a new international health insurance provider, it’s essential to know what’s available in terms of insurance provision but also the country’s medical care and facilities.

As a former outpost of the British Empire, Gibraltar has strong links to the UK and enjoys a similar level of health provision. Getting international health insurance will ensure that as an expat in Gibraltar you will ensure that you will receive high quality care.

Healthcare facilities

Gibraltar has a very good public health service available free to residents, and a growing number of private clinics which are pay per visit. There is a community hospital, a referral hospital and a mental health unit.

Due to the size of Gibraltar’s population (less than 30,000 as of 2011), specialists are sometimes flown in from the UK. The standard of healthcare is excellent, with many medical professionals having trained abroad and usually in the UK. Hospitals are equipped with up-to-date facilities.

Before you go

Expats who move to Gibraltar for work will need to contact the Gibraltar Health Authority to see if they are covered under the local health service. It is also a good idea, if you need a specific medication regularly, to check with them that this particular drug is readily available.

Tetanus vaccines should be up-to-date and tick-borne encephalitis and Hepatitis A immunisations are sometimes advised.

Next steps

Get a quote for one of our WorldCare plans for your health care cover in Gibraltar. Using this plan means you can access medical treatment from anywhere in the world. It is also very easy to arrange since you can buy it online, get covered instantly and maintain it quickly and conveniently through your own personal secure online area.

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