EHIC – European Health Insurance Card

…C is valid for 5 years and only available to United Kingdom residents. The EHIC card does not replace the need for travel insurance. One EHIC Card for each Family Member includes non-emergency care for existing/chronic conditions Each member of a family will need a separate, individual insurance card – including all children. Those travelling with a chronic health condition can also receive essential non-emergency care for the length of stay. The…

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Insurance Cover

…part of an EEA state or a refugee resident in any of the above collect an EHIC form from your post office before you travel abroad. This will allow you reduced or free cover in any of the EEA states as well as Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway. If you have an EHIC form you will still need insurance to cover repatriation in the event of illness or death in some cases. Shop around…and always read the small print…especially if you suffer from an exi…

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Resources

…to consider what …Read More EHIC – European Health Insurance Card EHIC covers basic healthcare on short trips around Europe and is available free of charge The European Health Insurance Card (EHIC / formerly E111/ not EH1C) allows European Nationals in the European Economic Area (EEA) to obtain healthcare when travelling. The …Read More Malaria Lifecycle and How Malaria Spreads The following pictorial diagram shows the lifecycle of the…

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Senior Travel

…your insurance. If you are travelling in Europe, be sure to complete form EHIC, available from your post office. This will need to be validated by your post office before you leave. Arriving at your Destination Make yourself familiar with the medical facilities of your chosen destination. Make sure you know the emergency numbers for your locality and know where to get help if you get into trouble. Safety rules for food and drink are very importan…

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Medical Tourism

…ircumstances a patient is not covered on a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) E112 Form This route allows you to have treatment in another state funded sector hospital within Europe (EEA) and Switzerland. You will need to make payments in the same way that a local person seeking treatment would – this usually involves a percentage of the costs up front. Payment for the remainder of the treatment is made via the NHS and if there is a difference…

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Travel with Diabetes

…prescription regulations. As well as good insurance, you will also need an EHIC if you are travelling within Europe. Travelling with Insulin When you travel by air it is not always necessary to order “diabetic meals”. Check your carbohydrate intake regularly and, if required, top-up with snacks on the journey. When travelling by air don’t be afraid to ask a flight attendant for more food or a slice of bread if you need it. When y…

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