Why do we recommend getting private Gran Canaria health insurance when the Spanish National Health Service is often named as one of the best in the world?
Emergency health care on Gran Canaria is excellent and if you have an urgent medical problem or serious illness, the state health system is fast and efficient.
However, the Spanish healthcare system isn’t quite as good at prompt diagnosis and treatment of chronic problems such as backache, minor illnesses, injury recovery, etc.
It’s fantastic in an emergency, but plodding afterwards.
Waiting lists for specialists can be months long and many locals people skip the queue by paying to see a private specialist (often the same doctor). Read More