The Spanish National Social Security System guarantees access to healthcare and medication for people insured by the system and their dependants at the following two levels:
|Primary care||By making an appointment online/by telephone
Health promotion service and prevention of common health issues
|At the health centre closest to the patient’s home||General practitioners, paediatricians, nurses, administrative staff, midwives and physiotherapists|
|Secondary care||Via referral from primary care Diagnosis, surgery and therapeutic treatment||At diagnostic centres and hospitals in Jaén province||Specialist doctors, technicians, administrative staff, 24-hour emergency staff|
En Andalucía, la estructura administrativa y de gestión de apoyo al Sistema Nacional de la Seguridad Social se denomina Servicio Andaluz de Salud (SAS), cuya sede central está en Sevilla.
In Andalusia, the administrative body managing the National Social Security System is called the Andalusian Health Service (SAS), which is based in Seville.
The online platform SAS ClicSalud+ is a useful tool that allows you to make an appointment with your general practitioner, complete various administrative procedures and consult your medical history. The SAS operates a series of secondary care facilities, which include:
Researchers who do not meet the requirements for coverage by the Social Security System and need private insurance may be referred to Clínica Cristo Rey (Jaén) or Liclinic (Linares). It is important to bear in mind that some insurance companies impose a qualifying period so you cannot use their services immediately.