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I think my last comment is erroneous – this refers to EARLY RETIRED IE people who are under the Pension Age of 66 or is it 67. My understanding is expats with a UK state pension who live in Spain have their health care paid for by the UK. NHS. If you are non resident or tourist you are covered by the EHIC card available to all from European Economic Area citizens but it’s better to have Private Insurance for the best cover. if you are under Pension Age you only get help in Spain if you have paid into their system and if you are not UK resident you lose right to UK NHS treatment. to be UK resident you need to be in UK 90 days per year.