Starting on October 2, 2017, all EU citizens will need to have an new EHIC Card in order to travel within the EU. If you’re not familiar with what an EHIC Card is, it’s essentially a card that allows you to receive medical care and emergency assistance while traveling in any of the 27 member states of the European Union. In this article, we’ll take a look at what an EHIC Card is, what to do if you don’t have one yet, and some of the important things to know about it before October 2.
What is the EHIC Card?
The EHIC card is a new travel document that lets you stay in the European Union and other countries that have signed the Schengen Agreement for up to three months. The card is free, and you can use it to stay in any country that has signed the agreement.
The card works like a regular passport, and it has your photograph, name, date of birth, ID number, and the address where you live. You will also need to show your passport when you apply for the EHIC card.
You can get an EHIC card if you are:
-A citizen of a EU or EEA member state or Switzerland
-A national of an EU or EEA member state who has lived in any country which is part of the Schengen area for at least three months during the six months before applying for the card
-A national of a country who has been lawfully resident in Germany, Austria, Belgium, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Sweden, Finland or Ireland for at least three months within the six months before applying for the card
How to get an EHIC Card
If you are travelling in the European Union, and you don’t have a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC), now is the time to get one. The new card, which is already in use in most of the EU, will help you access state-provided healthcare while you are travelling. Here’s what you need to know:
To get an EHIC card, first make sure that you are covered by health insurance. If not, check with your travel insurer to see if they provide cover for medical expenses abroad. If you are covered by health insurance, visit your local GP or health centre and ask them if they can issue you with an EHIC card. You will also need proof of your insurance cover, such as a copy of your policy document.
Once you have obtained all of the required documentation, head to your nearest EHIC issuing authority (usually a local library or post office). There, you will be required to complete an application form and provide evidence of your insurance coverage. If everything is in order, the issuing authority will issue you with an EHIC card.
Where to use the EHIC card
The new European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) is now available in the U.S. The EHIC card replaces the previous E111 form and is valid for use in all 28 European Union member states and in Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein, and Switzerland. The card can be used to obtain medical care, prescription drugs, and other benefits while travelling in Europe.
The EHIC card is not a travel insurance policy. It provides only limited coverage for medical expenses, including emergency care, hospitalization, and repatriation. You may also be eligible for free or reduced-cost vaccinations, childbirth services, and other benefits. For a full list of eligible services, visit eu-healthcarecard.org.
To get an EHIC card, you must first register with the NHS online or in person at any post office or health center in the United Kingdom (or Ireland if you are a citizen). After you have registered, you will receive an EHIC card in the mail. You can also obtain an EHIC card by calling 0345 607 9000 from within the UK (or 03407 100 111 from outside the UK), or by using the online registration form on eu
FAQs about the EHIC card
What is the EHIC card?
The European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) is a card that allows citizens of some EU member states to receive free medical treatment in other EU countries. The EHIC card is not a travel insurance card.
How do I get an EHIC card?
To get an EHIC card, you must first apply online or at a participating health care facility. You can also apply at the border if you are travelling outside of the EU. Once you have your EHIC card, all of your health care needs will be taken care of with no extra costs.
What are the benefits of having an EHIC card?
The main benefit of having an EHIC card is that it will make it much easier for you to receive free medical treatment in other EU countries. Other benefits of having an EHIC card include:\ n – No additional costs for health care services \ n – No waiting time for appointments \ n – No need to show proof of insurance or money when receiving medical services \ n – Protects you and your family from expensive medical bills if you become ill while travelling in Europe
How does the EHIC Card work?
The European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) is a free, government-issued card that allows you to access quality healthcare when travelling in Europe. If you are an EU citizen, have a valid passport and are travelling in the European Economic Area (EEA), then you are eligible to receive an EHIC. The EHIC allows you to use the same healthcare services as people who are resident in the country where you are visiting, so long as they also have an active EHIC.
To be eligible for an EHIC, you must first apply online or at your nearest post office. You will need to provide your name, date of birth, citizenship, passport number and expiry date. You will also need to provide contact information for a relative or friend who can act as your personal representative if something happens to you while you are travelling. Finally, you will need to supply proof of travel expenses, such as your airline ticket and hotel reservation.
Once you have applied for an EHIC, it will be mailed to you within 14 days. If you have any questions about the card or how it works, please do not hesitate to contact your local health authority or the European Union
What are the benefits of the EHIC Card?
The European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) is a card that allows Europeans to receive medical treatment in any EU country, regardless of whether they have health insurance. The EHIC is free of charge and can be used when travelling in the EU, as long as you have your card with you.
There are a number of benefits to having an EHIC card, including:
– Healthcare is free in most EU countries
– You can use the EHIC to receive medical treatment for conditions that are not covered by your health insurance
– You can use the EHIC to get emergency treatment abroad if you get sick or injured while travelling in the EU
– If you need hospital care while travelling in the EU, the EHIC will pay for it up to €100,000 (£85,000). This is known as the ‘Gap’ coverage. For conditions that are not covered by the Gap coverage, such as cancer, the EHIC will usually cover 60% of the cost of treatment.
The EHIC card is free and available to anyone who is a citizen or resident of an EU country. More information about how to get an EHIC card can be found
What happens if you lose your EHIC Card?
If you lose your EHIC card, you will need to contact the NHS to update your details. If you are not a UK resident, you will need to find an alternative way of accessing healthcare in the event of an emergency.