Updated : 12/2011
If you are hospitalised for emergency treatment during a trip to another EU country, having your European Health Insurance Card with you will simplify administration and reimbursement for public health care.
You can get any further treatment you need when you get home. You will need to handle expenses and reimbursement claims for any treatment costs you incurred abroad.
The European Health Insurance Card does not cover private health care, so make sure that the medical staff do not treat you as a “private patient” and that the European Health Insurance Card is accepted.
Note that if you travel abroad specifically for medical treatment, different rules apply.Still need help?