All students must have medical insurance during their stay at the University of Alicante. It is the students responsibility to provide themselves with medical coverage before arrival.
Students from the European Union, the Economic European Area and Switzerland, can apply for the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) in their country of origin.
The EHIC is individual and certifies the holder the right to receive healthcare which is normally covered by the statutory health care system in Spain.
Private health insurance
Those students who cannot have the EHIC must have private health insurance and contact their insurance company when needed.
The University of Alicante offers exchange students the oncampus insurance policy which for an amount of 29 € provides coverage, among other things, for: health insurance, travel insurance, repatriation and transport of sick or injured persons during their stay in Spain.
Once the amount of the policy is paid, the system generates the policy with the corresponding coverage, which will be sent by email. Students must print and bring it with them.
Formalities on arrival in Alicante
Once in Alicante, students that have the EHIC must register with the Department of Health and Social Security near their home address in Alicante, in order to get a General Practitioner (family doctor) assigned to them. A list of all the Health Centres in Alicante is given below:
C/ Gerona, 24
Pza. Santísima Faz, 7
C/ Dr. Sapena, s/n
C/ Linares, 9
C/ Maestro Latorre, 9
C/ Fernando Madroñal, 13-15
C/ Fernando Madroñal, 9-11
Parque Lo Morant
C/ Maestro Alonso, 109
C/ Cronista Vte Martínez Morell, s/n
C/ del Clot, s/n
C/ Arpón, 9
Sant Vicent del Raspeig I
C/ Ptda Canastell, 16
Sant Vicent del Raspeig II
Avda Alicante, 78
In the University of Alicante there is a health unit for those medical problems than can happen while on Campus. For any other cases, students must go to their Health Centres.
For emergencies (accidents, serious health problems), the students can go to the “Urgencias” department at these two Hospitals in Alicante or phone the emergency telephone number 112: