In this text you will find information about: 

  • I have symptoms of Covid-19. What should I do?
  • I want to get vaccinated against Covid-19. I need a SIP card.
  • I need a test to travel or for other reasons.

I have symptoms of Covid-19. What should I do?

In the past 14 days, I started to have at least one of the following symptoms, which I did not have before: cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, fever above 37.5 ° C. The first step is always to go in isolation!

  • I do have a SIP card *:  

  1. Use the official application of the Conselleria de Sanitat Universal i Salut Pública to make an appointment with your health center in case you show clinical symptoms that may be consistent with a COVID-19 infection. Through the APP you also have access to extensive information about the infection caused by the coronavirus COVID-19.
  2. Use the form to request an appointment with your health center (if you have any problems with Spanish, right click and choose to translate to the language you want).
  3. Call the health center / centro de salud of your place of residence.
  • I don’t have a SIP card*:  
  1. Use the form to request an appointment with your health center (if you have any problems with Spanish, right click and choose to translate to the language you want).
  2. Call the health center / centro de salud of your place of residence.

The Valencia Ministry of Health is responsible for diagnosing and follow-up the covid-19 cases and their contacts. Even if you take the test in a private center, the health center in your place of residence will be notified and do the follow up. It is very important that this process is centralised and coordinated at one point. That’s why we recommend following the steps above. If your situation is worsening, especially shortness of breath or general deterioration, you should contact the emergency number of your Centro de Salud or 112.

I want to get vaccinated against Covid-19

Spain will not distinguish. Anyone living in Spanish territory will receive the coronavirus vaccine. This has been confirmed by official sources from the Ministry of Health. In this way, everyone who lives in the country is vaccinated. Also those who are not affiliated to Spanish health system, those who are in an irregular situation and the homeless. The Ministry of Health leaves the vaccination of three million foreigners without Seguridad Social to the autonomic states. Source:  Vozpopuli 

Vaccination takes place according to the order established in the ‘ Vaccination Strategy against COVID-19 ‘ of the Spanish government:

  1. Group 1: These are residents of senior centers and their health and social health personnel.
  2. Group 2: These are frontline health and wellness personnel in the fight against the coronavirus.
  3. Group 3: The rest of the health and wellness personnel.
  4. Group 4. People considered highly dependent (grade III of dependence, that is, in need of intensive support measures) who are not currently institutionalised.
  5. The rest will be decided later, possibly the group over 65 years old, people with serious illnesses and possibly those who cannot telework at home. What seems clear is that the last group will be the healthy adult population, which may have to wait until summer.

People who are on the seguridad social list, receive a call from the health center / centro de salud when it is their turn. The doses, date and other relevant information are registered for everyone vaccinated. On the other hand, those who refuse the vaccination must explain in a document the reason for their refusal, whether it is for personal or medical reasons. There is no obligation to vaccinate.

  • I don’t have a SIP card*

As you know from earlier news on our website, at the end of November we alerted the health authorities to the existence of a group of possibly thousands of people in the Valencian community who do not have a SIP card and therefore are not on the seguridad social lists.

To apply for your SIP card *:

Keep in mind that the SIP card* does not guarantee that you will get the vaccine. However, in the face of the silence of the health authorities, it is the only thing we can advise you to be ‘visible’ for them.

Today, many procedures can be performed online depending on the municipality. A gestor can help you with all the paperwork. In any case, the order established in the ‘ Vaccination Strategy against COVID-19 ‘ of the Government of Spain will be respected.

  • I have a SIP card*

If you have a SIP card*, you will receive an invitation to receive the vaccine according to the order established in the Spanish government ‘s ‘ Vaccination Strategy against COVID-19 ‘. If you never had a consultation at the Centro de Salud, they will not have any medical records of you. It is wise to request a (telephone) consultation to inform them of your history and your medication. This is important if you are in the risk groups for Covid-19, because you will be selected on the basis of the medical file in your Centro de Salud.

Update your contact details if you have a SIP card*: http://www.san.gva.es/web/dgcal/contact-form-form (if you have problems with Spanish, click the right mouse button and choose to translate to the language you want).

I need a test to travel or for other reasons.

There are several tests for SARS-CoV-2. It is not the intention to explain here how each test works and what it is for. In our region there are several laboratories and clinics where you can do a test. Each has its price and service. Without pretending to be complete, we offer you a few options here:

In our practice we offer the antigen test (€ 40, result in 15 minutes) and IgM / IgG antibodies (€ 50, result the next day).

* Tarjeta Sanitaria Individual SIP: The SIP Health Card identifies of each citizen the type of services and health benefits that she/he legally and individually has recognized in the Valencian Community. The information contained therein is extracted from the data collected by the Population Information System (SIP) of the Conselleria de Sanitat. Being in possession of the SIP Health Card does not imply having the right to public health. The Individual Health Cards issued by the Ministry of Health, will not modify, if applicable, the obligation of their holders or third parties to assume the cost of health care provided by the public health system of the Valencian Community.

Feel free to share this information. We are not responsible for any errors or changes in this information. The last source is always: http://coronavirus.san.gva.es/es/inicio.