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 healthcare may be at a reduced cost or in some cases for free. The EHIC card is provided free of charge to United Kingdom residents. The card provides free or reduced cost healthcare…

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Insurance Cover

If you are a resident of the UK, UK national, 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…

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Resources

Considerations for Pre-Travel Gap Year Health Pre-Travel Gap Year Health – You’ve decided on a far flung destination – the first thing you need to do is make an appointment with your Travel Clinic, Pharmacist or Doctor for a Health Check. You will also need 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…

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Senior Travel

Vaccinations Consult your doctor or TravelHealth Advisor several weeks before you leave. It is important to discuss every aspect of your trip, such as where you are going, for how long and how you plan to travel. Vaccinations may be required to help prevent infections during your holiday. In addition to routine holiday vaccinations, you might need to have a flu vaccination, especially if you are going on a cruise. Your doctor will be able to…

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Medical Tourism

A Medical Tourist is a person who travels abroad for specific medical treatment or alternative therapy to restore their health as well as allow them to experience local culture. Among the most popular treatments are dental and cosmetic surgeries. Why do people go overseas for medical care? The Medical Tourism Survey found that more than 50,000 people travelled from the UK to an overseas destination for medical treatment at a cost of £161…

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Travel with Diabetes

Plan Ahead It is important to think through your trip. Research your destination carefully and think through the practicalities of how long you plan to be away, and what kind of activities you plan to take part in – will you be more or less active than you normally are at home? And what about food, do you easily adapt to other foods or will you have a hard time finding something you like to eat? Visit your GP or diabetic advisor in good…

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