European Health Insurance Card

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An insurance card available for EU citizens and those who legitimately live in an EU country—e.g., through work permits or visas—which gives its holder the right to reduced or even free medical care while on holiday or during a short visit in an EU country. The EHIC covers emergent care and treatment of chronic pre-existing condition
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From April 1, 2010 it will be absolutely essential for all Bulgarians to hold the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) to travel to other EU countries as well as Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Switzerland.
People can join through a driver licence application, at a new GP practice, the Boots Advantage Card, passport applications, local authority Smart Card schemes and European Health Insurance Card (EHIC).
The topics include governing by identity, China's second-generation national identity card, the INES biometric card and the politics of national identity assignment in France, and the European health insurance card.
Julian Povey The guide can be found at have-you-packed-your-holiday-essentials Julian Povey, chairman of Shropshire CCG, said: "Just as you would have travel insurance or your European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) for a summer holiday, it's important to pack all your healthcare essentials too - you never know when you will need them.
The loss of the European Health Insurance Card could add around PS100 to the cost of a couple's trip.
Papers warn travellers will no longer be able to rely on their European health insurance card.
If the latter, they should return home to safety, but if the former they would be fine either way because the NHS currently treats any injuries with or without a European Health Insurance Card.
Holiday insurance may be more costly - there's no guarantee that the European Health Insurance Card will be available for UK citizens.
MILLIONS of us rely on our European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) when travelling on the Continent, but what will happen to it now the UK has voted to leave the EU?
Hopefully you won't need any health care - but in Europe, you can use your European Health Insurance Card, and we advise having full travel insurance for any foreign trip.
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