Why Apply for an EHIC Card?
Your European Health Insurance Card is an extremely important travel document when on holiday in European countries. It covers medical treatment costs for the majority of European countries, as well as nations like Switzerland.
The EHIC basically allows holders to receive the kind of medical treatment and care that European residents receive. An EHIC covers an individual for the next 5 years following the date it was issued, and has a simple renewal process. You can initiate this renewal process once your EHIC only has 6 months left on it.
The application process is relatively easy and quick, but you will be required to provide identification. Your full name, birth date, and address are required. You will also need to give your NI number. Depending on where you are from this could be your NHS number, or CHI number. This is to show your identity and eligibility.
You can apply using our review and submit application checking service, or you can apply directly through the NHS yourself with no fees payable.
Am I Able To Use My Existing E111 Form?
Haven't traveled in Europe for a while? There have been some notable changes that you need to know about regarding medical health cover.
Those of you that have the old E111 card or E111 form should note that it was phased out in 2006 and replaced with the EHIC card.
The European Health Insurance Card also replaces the E128 for workers or students within certain countries, and also the truckers E110 form.
It is important to be aware that the E111 is not accepted anymore, so you will need to get an EHIC card instead. You get the same benefits as you did before with the new EHIC card. You can get one through the NHS or using our website with the added benefit of a review and submit service, along with other benefits such as renewal alerts so you can ensure you are always covered during your travels.
Getting an EHIC card
The EHIC application process is simple. It can be done at the website of the NHS free of charge. Alternatively you can use our website to have everything done for you. We'll also make sure to renew for you when it is required so that you can be sure that you are always covered when travelling. We take care of all the administration and offer support, 24/7.