If you are a British citizen living and working in Spain then it is important for you to understand about the healthcare system and how and when you can receive treatment, please do not leave this until you actually need treatment because it can take time to process and put in place.
Planning and preparation can avoid costly and unnecessary bills!!!
Using this very useful website Healthcare in Spain provided by the British Department of Health you can find out exactly what your entitlement is and how you go about accessing the services.
It has information regarding the EHIC travel card how to obtain one and where it can be used.
Details regarding prescriptions and the discounts applicable are also detailed here.
Whether you are in employment or receiving a state pension the information available will advise you on the forms you need to complete and present in order to receive healthcare in Spain.