Healthcare in Gibraltar

Both residents and expats will enjoy high standards when it comes to the provision of healthcare in Gibraltar. Many of the doctors and nurses have trained abroad and hospitals are equipped with the latest facilities and equipment.

The government-funded Gibraltar Health Authority (GHA) manages the country’s healthcare facilities and services, which include residential care for the elderly and a mental health unit. St Bernard's Hospital is the only general public hospital in Gibraltar. The GHA also oversees the Group Practice Medical Scheme, which covers the medical needs of contributing members. 

As a British Crown Colony, UK citizens are entitled to free healthcare in Gibraltar upon presentation of a passport, as are other EU nationals if they have a European Health Insurance card. Prescription medicines must always be paid for.

It’s not always practical for medical specialists to be employed full time in Gibraltar, but they are flown in from the UK if needed. The national health service also employs dentals and opticians and GPs will make house calls if required.

There are a number of private options for expats who aren’t entitled to free healthcare in the public facilities. In order to use private clinics and doctors, expats are advised to have private medical insurance.

Expats can dial 190 to call an ambulance in Gibraltar.

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