At Palace Dental Care, we understand that UK citizens may seek dental treatment abroad and have the potential to receive an NHS refund, provided certain conditions are met. During your refund process, we will help you prepare the necessary documentation required to receive a refund from the NHS.
Step 1: Obtain Prior Authorisation
Before travelling to Spain, it is crucial to obtain prior authorisation from the NHS. This may involve applying for a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) or a Provisional Replacement Certificate (PRC) through the NHS Business Services Authority (BSA) website. These documents will grant you access to necessary healthcare while abroad.
Step 2: Visit us in Santoña or Laredo
Once you have obtained prior authorisation, schedule an appointment with us. Prior to the undergoing treatment, you will have a detailed discussion with your dentist regarding the treatment plan, associated costs, and any other relevant details.
Step 3: Receive Comprehensive Treatment Documentation
During your dental treatment in Spain, we will make sure you receive detailed documentation of the procedures performed. This includes itemised receipts, treatment records, and any other supporting documents. This documentation will be essential when filing your refund claim with the NHS.
Step 4: Submit Your Refund Claim
After returning to the UK, you can submit your refund claim to the NHS BSA within three months of receiving treatment. The claim process typically involves completing a reimbursement form and providing all the necessary supporting documents, including receipts, treatment records, and details of the EHIC or PRC.
We recommend visiting the NHS Business Services Authority website, where you can find guidance on accessing healthcare abroad.
Additionally, you may consider contacting the NHS Overseas Healthcare Services for specific advice and assistance regarding treatment in Spain.
Our team at Palace Dental Care is here to support you in your dental treatment journey, ensuring you have the necessary documentation prepared to maximise your chances of receiving an NHS refund.
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