Gibraltar has its own healthcare authority which includes a community hospital, referral hospital and mental health unit among other healthcare facilities.
The standard of healthcare in Gibraltar is excellent. The majority of healthcare professionals typically train and qualify in the UK.
Individuals residing in Gibraltar are entitled to access to its healthcare system. UK citizens that are non-residents of Gibraltar and require emergency medical assistance are entitled to free healthcare treatment on production of a UK passport.
Individuals working in Gibraltar will automatically pay social security contributions and therefore will be entitled to free healthcare. If you reside in Spain but work in Gibraltar you are entitled to cross border workers healthcare in both Spain and Gibraltar. You can register as a cross border worker by producing:
- Certificate of social insurance contributions or your latest PAYE
- ETB work contract
- Passport-sized photograph.
EU nationals who are not economically active and reside in Gibraltar under a residence permit will be covered by their European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) or private medical insurance.