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A valid European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) gives card holders the right to access state-provided healthcare on temporary stays in other European Economic Area (EEA) countries or Switzerland. Treatment should be provided on the same basis as it would be to a resident of that country and is provided either at reduced cost or, in many cases, for free. The EHIC covers treatment that is medically necessary until the card holder returns home. This includes treatment for pre-existing medical conditions.

The EHIC is not an alternative to travel insurance. It is important to have both an EHIC and a valid private travel insurance policy in place before you travel.

Entitlement to an EHIC (in all EEA countries) is based on insurability under EU law, and not on a person's nationality. The UK operates a residency-based healthcare system which means that insurability in the UK is generally determined by residency and not by the past or present payment of National Insurance contributions or UK taxes.

The EHIC also covers the treatment of pre-existing medical conditions and routine maternity care, provided the reason for your visit is not specifically to give birth or seek treatment. For more information about what is covered in each country, see our country-by-country guide.

If you are ordinarily resident in the UK then it is likely that you will be considered to be insured by the UK under EU law and will be entitled to a UK EHIC.

Covered2851236.jpgThe card provides you with the right to access state-provided healthcare on temporary stays at a reduced cost or, in many cases, for free. This includes treatment of a chronic or pre-existing medical condition that becomes necessary during your visit.

It includes routine maternity care (not only because of illness or an accident), as long as you're not going abroad to give birth. However, if the birth happens unexpectedly, the EHIC will cover the cost of all medical treatment for mother and baby linked to the birth.

The EHIC covers the provision of oxygen and kidney dialysis, although you will have to arrange and pre-book these treatments before you go on holiday. You can ask your GP or hospital for advice, but make sure you are not booked with a private healthcare provider, as these are not covered by the EHIC.

The card also covers routine medical care for people with pre-existing conditions that need monitoring.

Not covered2851236.jpgThe EHIC is not an alternative to travel insurance. It will not cover any private medical healthcare or costs, such as mountain rescue in ski resorts, being flown back to the UK, treatment on cruises or lost or stolen property. This makes it important to have both an EHIC and a valid private travel insurance policy. Some insurers now insist you hold an EHIC, and many will waive the excess if you have one.

The EHIC will not cover your medical expenses if you are going abroad specifically to have treatment (including giving birth). Read more about planned treatment abroad.

You may not be able to use the card in some parts of the EEA, as state-provided healthcare may not be available.
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Ordered for nostalgia reason.
It’s always been free
It has always been FREE
red236 m ago

so after Brexit........?



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Lost mine,re ordered a few months back,easy to apply and pretty quick delivery, essential for the travelers who don't get insurance,and it's free
Ordered for nostalgia reason.
It’s always been free
get them while you still can folks.
Edited by: "didsburydan" 9th Dec 2017
It has always been FREE
What if your a student abroad
Thanks OP just reminded me to renew my card as it had expired.

so after Brexit........?
fattyuk37 m ago

Ordered for nostalgia reason.



You do know it's the EU not the EEA that we are leaving right?
red236 m ago

so after Brexit........?



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Master.G5 m ago

You do know it's the EU not the EEA that we are leaving right?


at this point we dont know what we are going to end up leaving. to be a member of the EEA requires ongoing contributions to the EU
zed200023 m ago

What if your a student abroad


Then you're expected to be able to spell proper like when ya do da application form!

Sorry!
could I get free dental inplants with this
m00head2 m ago

David Davis rules out EEA or EFTA membership for UK after Brexit - …David Davis rules out EEA or EFTA membership for UK after Brexit - Business Insiderhttp://uk.businessinsider.com/david-davis-rules-out-eea-efta-brexit-2017-9



I stand corrected.
Master.G1 m ago

I stand corrected.




Never mind clever clogs

catalonia59 m ago

Lost mine,re ordered a few months back,easy to apply and pretty quick …Lost mine,re ordered a few months back,easy to apply and pretty quick delivery, essential for the travelers who don't get insurance,and it's free



One should still get insurance, don't want people assuming they don't need travel insurance if they have this card.
Niz7 m ago

One should still get insurance, don't want people assuming they don't need …One should still get insurance, don't want people assuming they don't need travel insurance if they have this card.


Of course,but many people don't get insurance so they can have this to fall back on,but every trip you should by insurance.
m00head17 m ago

David Davis rules out EEA or EFTA membership for UK after Brexit - …David Davis rules out EEA or EFTA membership for UK after Brexit - Business Insiderhttp://uk.businessinsider.com/david-davis-rules-out-eea-efta-brexit-2017-9


To be fair, he's been fibbing his heart out so far, so why believe that?
Edited by: "jewelie" 9th Dec 2017
Going away in 6 working days and totally forgot, lets see what the turnaround is
Niz16 m ago

One should still get insurance, don't want people assuming they don't need …One should still get insurance, don't want people assuming they don't need travel insurance if they have this card.


Why would you want to buy insurance for traveling within the eu?

Just curious
Is it going to be valid after Brexit!!?
Krizzo38 m ago

Why would you want to buy insurance for traveling within the eu?Just …Why would you want to buy insurance for traveling within the eu?Just curious



Not all countries have the same level of care we do, also your travel insurance (printout/sheet) will give you a number to call should an emergency occur and they can authorise treatment at private hospitals. Who knows what situation you could find yourself in. The nearest goverment Hospital might not be close. Maybe im OTT but for a few squid its worth it IMO. Ill make my savings on the Bosch IXO screwdriver and Skins condoms. Travel insurance ill get it!
Edited by: "Niz" 9th Dec 2017
Why is this hot when it's always been free? COLD from me !
Krizzo316 m ago

Why would you want to buy insurance for traveling within the eu?Just …Why would you want to buy insurance for traveling within the eu?Just curious


Going to Europe? Don't forget your FREE EHIC - Money Saving Expert
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Quote:
Do I need travel insurance if I have an EHIC?
"Technically, no – but you'd be ill-advised not to bother as travel insurance covers you for far more, including medical costs, cancellation, delay, repatriation, baggage loss and theft."
Edited by: "m00head" 9th Dec 2017
Master.G30 m ago

I stand corrected.




I wouldn't feel too corrected, that the same site that said crypto currency would
never take off...
Edited by: "bitcoin5" 9th Dec 2017
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m00head3 m ago

Going to Europe? Don't forget your FREE EHIC - Money Saving …Going to Europe? Don't forget your FREE EHIC - Money Saving Experthttps://www.moneysavingexpert.com/insurance/cheap-travel-insurance#step5Quote:"Do I need an EHIC if I have travel insurance?Technically, no – but you'd be ill-advised not to bother as travel insurance covers you for far more, including medical costs, cancellation, delay, repatriation, baggage loss and theft."


Exactly, n EU travel insurance will cover far more
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If we ever get out of the clutches of the EU we will be in the same position as the residents of the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands. How bad is that.
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rowly735 m ago

Why is this hot when it's always been free? COLD from me !


Not many are aware 😊 Sharing is caring to many hence it is getting some heat
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deleted5597919th Dec 2017

If we ever get out of the clutches of the EU we will be in the same …If we ever get out of the clutches of the EU we will be in the same position as the residents of the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands. How bad is that.


Well only time will tell where we will endup.
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Niz8 m ago

Not all countries have the same level of care we do, also your travel …Not all countries have the same level of care we do, also your travel insurance (printout/sheet) will give you a number to call should an emergency occur and they can authorise treatment at private hospitals. Who knows what situation you could find yourself in. The nearest goverment Hospital might not be close. Maybe im OTT but for a few squid its worth it IMO. Ill make my savings on the Bosch IXO screwdriver and Skins condoms. Travel insurance ill get it!


It is worth it
bitcoin57 m ago

I wouldn't feel too corrected, that the same site that said crypto …I wouldn't feel too corrected, that the same site that said crypto currency wouldnever take off...



obvs a silly bubble

nice to be in the bubble when it goes from $700 to $17000 in a year!

it'll all end in tears
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kakar12512 m ago

Is it going to be valid after Brexit!!?


May be valid for another 8 years
locoperro150 m ago

could I get free dental inplants with this


No, medical tourism – i.e. going abroad to get treatment – is prohibited.
red231 h, 5 m ago

so after Brexit........?



tough should be the word ,there would never had been a brexit vote if you had the choice of who comes into your own country ,rather than everyone can come here and you cannot say no and then you can never deport them if they commit crimes,what a crazy set up that was made by people who do not live in the real world
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robertr1 h, 29 m ago

It’s always been free


Agree
luvsadealdealdeal10 m ago

obvs a silly bubblenice to be in the bubble when it goes from $700 to …obvs a silly bubblenice to be in the bubble when it goes from $700 to $17000 in a year!it'll all end in tears



I said the same 4 years ago when Bitcoin hit £50
Hindsight is brilliant.
my bro bought 4.375
I love my Bro
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fattyuk1 h, 42 m ago

Ordered for nostalgia reason.


Worth having
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dewonderful1 h, 4 m ago

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not the end of the world
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catalonia1 h, 43 m ago

Lost mine,re ordered a few months back,easy to apply and pretty quick …Lost mine,re ordered a few months back,easy to apply and pretty quick delivery, essential for the travelers who don't get insurance,and it's free


That's good to know.
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