The Steps to Get European Health Insurance Card (EHIC)

Health insurance is known as one of the most important insurance plans you should buy. This is because you can’t predict your health. There is always a possibility that you will be suffer from serious illness. In Europe, you will get a specific health insurance card. The previous card was known as E111 and it was published until 2006. So, how about if you want to apply for health insurance now? What you have to do is applying from a new card namely European Health Insurance Card (EHIC).

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It is extremely important for you to apply and get this card before embarking on travel to a European destination. By using the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) you will get discount price or even free for your hospital treatment. Moreover, you can also use this card for pre existing medical treatment. It is also a good card for pregnant women because it can be used for routine maternity care as long as you don’t go abroad for birthing the baby. This card can be used in all European Economic Area countries or EEA. This is including using it in Switzerland. Probably, you are thinking about the cost of this card. Actually, you don’t need to spend your money at all because it can be applied for free. You don’t even need to go to certain place to register and get this health insurance card. This is because you can just apply online. It means you can apply it anytime and anywhere you want as long as you are connected to internet. Remember! The process is free and it is better to visit the official website to apply for the card. There is a possibility that an unofficial website will ask you to pay for registration.

The European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) will cover medical treatment during your trip especially for sudden illnesses or accident. Then, you will get discount price or free service when you are visiting state healthcare providers. Chronic pre existing medical condition treatment is also the treatment which can be covered by the health insurance card. You can bring your personal card to get provision of oxygen and kidney dialysis.