The European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) was introduced in 2005 and allows people to access state-provided healthcare (for clinically necessary treatment) in all European Economic Area (EEA) countries and Switzerland at a reduced cost or free of charge.
For further information on the European Health Insurance Card, see the:
- NHS England website at: European cross-border healthcare: Information for commissioners
- NHS website at: Apply for a free EHIC (European Health Insurance Card).
Note: the European Health Insurance Card and the Provisional Replacement Certificate are for medical treatment that is or becomes clinically necessary whilst in another European Economic Area (EEA) country and the S2 is for planned treatment.
This supporting information is also known by these names:
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