25 Jul

Medical Assistance in Spain (Social Security): Check eligibility and request a certificate of entitlement

Spanish Social Security (Seguridad Social) has create a service to consult and obtain the document that accredits the right to receive public medical assistance. Access that require you to log in (“Digital certificate” or “cl@ve-username password”) will direct you to the portal “Your Social Security for authentication”.

About this procedure

This service is thought for people who want to check whether they have the right to receive public medical assistance as insured parties or beneficiaries of an insured party.

Through this service, it is possible to check that you are covered by the insurance or are a beneficiary of the right to public medical assistance and to obtain the document that certifies the right to receive public medical assistance.


If you log in, you will be directed to Your Social Security, and in the “Medical assistance” section you must click on “Download certificate”.

If you do not log in, you must complete the information requested by the application. If you would like a document accrediting entitlement to public medical assistance, mark this option in the relevant section.

You must take in account that the certificate obtained accredits entitlement as an insured person or beneficiary. If you do not log in, the service will indicate if the person consulted is in one of the following situations:

-They have the right to receive medical assistance as an insured party or beneficiary. In this case, they can obtain the relevant certificate.

-The person consulted cannot be found, indicating in this case the possible reasons why and the action to take in each case.

Next steps

If you do not log in, once you have provided the required information, you will be assigned a reference number which you must use to log into the service again within 15 minutes in order to obtain the information. However, if you provide your email address you will also be sent a reply by email.

The information will be available in the service for 30 days, enabling you to verify it using the reference number provided. Click here for further information.

By: Estela Martín

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