European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) Application Service
What is an EHIC? It’s an acronym for “European Health Insurance Card”. The EHIC, while not a replacement for health insurance, was introduced to give UK citizens the right to access state provided healthcare when you make a short visit to another European country. Without it, you could be returning to the UK with a very large bill for your care.
As you’ll see from the information below, it’s crucial that all the information you submit for your european health insurance card application is entirely correct, which is why EHIC Applications UK’s helpful staff will not only submit your application, but check and verify it before submission to the NHS on your behalf. If we spot any errors with your application, we’ll contact you straight away to let you know, so that we can remedy the EHIC immediately and get your application processed by the NHS as quickly as possible. It’s a premium service, and you’ll be impressed by the results.
Where your EHIC Card is valid:
- Czech Republic
- Netherlands (Holland)
What is the European Health Insurance Card scheme for?
When the reciprocal agreement for health care across Europe was first introduced in 2006, you had to fill in an E111 form to receive your European health card, meaning you had a large sheet of paper to carry with you when you left Great Britain for a holiday. Thankfully, times have changed, and the best way to apply for an EHIC or E111 renewal is online. No more paper forms to carry about – just a small plastic card to take with you when you travel outside of Great Britain. Just show your EHIC card whenever you need health care abroad. It’s quick and easy to apply with our help, and you’ll usually have your card within a fortnight – often it’s a lot sooner than that.
Do I still need travel insurance as well as an EHIC?
An EU health card is not the same as travel insurance. If you require airlifting back to the UK, cover for stolen or lost possessions, or a service such as mountain rescue, the EHIC will not pay for these. It’s still very important for you to purchase travel insurance as well as organising an EHIC. You may even find that your travel insurance provider demands that you have a European health insurance card before providing you with cover, making it even more important that your application is submitted quickly and accurately through a company who understands the application process, just like EHIC Applications UK.
Who can we help gain an EHIC Card?
Anyone who’s resident in Great Britain can apply for a european health insurance card through EHIC Applications UK. The NHS will check eligibility based on the information you provide, so it’s important to give as much information as you can. An NHS number (Called a CHI number in Scotland, or Health & Care Number in Northern Ireland) and National Insurance card are the two main forms of identification which will be requested. If you’re worried you might not have some of these documents, get in touch with us, and we’ll be happy to advise on the alternatives. We understand how the application system works, and our specialist knowledge and experience is a great reason to submit your application through us today.
If you’re not a British citizen, don’t worry. Other forms of evidence will be accepted as proof that you’re currently resident in the UK. You’ll commonly be asked for a visa, a letter from the Home Office, an A1/E101 or S1 document, or even just a letter from your employer.
Everyone who’s travelling, even children, requires their own european medical card. If the applicant is under 16 years of age, a parent or guardian will need to apply on their behalf.
How long is my EHIC valid for?
Each card is valid for five years. You can start the renewal process six months before your old European health insurance card is due to expire, and EHIC Applications UK will be able to help you with that.
Don’t gamble with your health care choices when abroad – trust EHIC Applications UK’s team to check and place your application for an EHIC card today. We’re here for you 24 hours a day, seven days a week, ready to help you and answer any questions you may have. Either contact us via the contact form on our website or the post, or email us for a fast response.
EHIC Applications UK’s experienced UK based staff understand how important it is to have the peace of mind that an EHIC can bring when you leave Great Britain for your trip abroad. Our comprehensive service will provide that reassurance for you.