Andorra has one of the highest life expectancies in the world, its inhabitants often attribute this statistic to the lack of stress felt within the country, the fact that we are always surrounded by nature, the fantastic diet of its inhabitants and how extremely secure the country is (the crime rate is practically non-existent). It can’t be denied that Andorra’s world-class healthcare system isn’t a contributing factor to this phenomenon.
Every parish in Andorra has a “Centre de Salud” (health centre) a group of small family orientated clinics that offer primary and secondary care. The many advantages of these healthcare centres are that they are always nearby, they are very accessible and, most of all, they have practically no waiting time. The same could be said about the country’s main hospital, the “Nostra Senyora de Meritxell” Hospital, located in Escaldes-Engordany. The Hospital is state of the art and has doctors on staff from every conceivable medical branch. What is amazing about Andorra’s healthcare system is how little patients have to wait to see a doctor, be treated or have an operation. Unlike many other countries, Andorra’s healthcare system is efficient, quick at attending to its patients and takes special care to offer personalized attention to all its patients.
There are also pharmacies with qualified pharmacists in every parish, as well as dentists, private practices, veterinary surgeons, chiropractors and plenty of beauty treatment centres.
The CASS “Caixa Andorrana de Seguretat Social” is Andorra’s social security system. It is divided into two branches, a general branch and the pensioners branch. The general branch deals with reimbursements relating to temporary injuries, maternity, paternity, disability, etc. The pensioners branch deals with Andorra’s pension schemes aimed at the inhabitants who can no longer work or no longer wish to participate in the economic activities of the country.
Active residents have the right be on the CASS system whereas passive residents must acquire a private health insurance. Here at L.A. Administració we are able to deal with many of the administrative processes relating to the CASS system and the many private insurance options.