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EHIC - European Health Insurance Card (formerly E111) -- Does everyone have one?

RickT Avatar
6y, 7m agoPosted 6 years, 7 months ago
EHIC - European Health Insurance Card (formerly E111) -- Does everyone have one?

Following reading the travel insurance thread, just thought i would post the above question..

Was listening to something on the radio the other day and surpising a lot of people did not even know the above existed and what it is used for !

If you dont have one... Google it and apply... its FREE.. ensure you go via the NHS site not the dodgy ones online which charge you...

Rick
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6y, 7m agoPosted 6 years, 7 months ago
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#2
I have one somewhere, but not sure where. Had it for years.
#3
Yup I have one too...didn't know they existed until recently though!
banned#4
i've got 1
#5
Yep, always in my purse
#6
yep have it for emergencies when travelling in the EU, thanks to HUKDers.
#7
Bookmarked, TY :thumbsup:
#8
Yep, but it's important to know that you have to show it if you need medical treatment at the time of treatment, so you need to keep it on you at all times when in the EU. If you don't have the card on you at the time and you don't have insurance you will have to pay for your treatment - this is what I was told by my insurance company recently.
It isn't an insurance replacement either, you aren't covered for repatriation, loss of posessions including passport etc.
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andrew_stoned;8519885
I have one somewhere, but not sure where. Had it for years.

it will be out of date then. Only last a couple of years.
sickly sweet;8520328
Yep, but it's important to know that you have to show it if you need medical treatment at the time of treatment, so you need to keep it on you at all times when in the EU. If you don't have the card on you at the time and you don't have insurance you will have to pay for your treatment - this is what I was told by my insurance company recently.
It isn't an insurance replacement either, you aren't covered for repatriation, loss of posessions including passport etc.

totally correct. You cant even get someone to get it for you once you get to the hospital. The instant they admit you for treatment, then it must be shown else you have to pay.

Just wish the same rules applied to our NHS for foreign visitors!
#10
Important to understand that the card will only give you at best the basic NHS equivalent in the EU country which MAY NOT be very good (Greek basic hospitals can be awful). Also the basic health service in many EU countries requires patients to pay for many things which we don't get charged for (maybe including food and even booking at reception!). In truth the card is next to useless unless you want to risk having no insurance!

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