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PASSPORT, LUGGAGE, SUNGLASSES… INSURANCE!

PASSPORT, LUGGAGE, SUNGLASSES… INSURANCE!

Whether I’m skiing in Italy or sightseeing in Poland, there’s always a chance I could fall sick or have an accident away from home. Having a European Health Insurance Card means that I can use public healthcare services to get any emergency treatment quickly and easily should disaster strike.

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STRESS-FREE HOLIDAYS

Fallen ill in Spain or taken a tumble in Greece? No need to worry about huge medical bills. If healthcare is free for nationals, then it will also be free for me. Or if I need to pay for my treatment, then my health insurer will reimburse me later.

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STRESS-FREE HOLIDAYS
IN CASE OF EMERGENCY, CALL 112!

IN CASE OF EMERGENCY, CALL 112!

No one wants to plan for a disaster, but accidents can happen. If I need help, I can call 112 from any landline or mobile free of charge, wherever I am in the EU.

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HELP AT YOUR FINGERTIPS

Questions? All the information I need on the reimbursement process, available treatments, costs, and emergency contact numbers can be found on the European Health Insurance Card smartphone app.

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HELP AT YOUR FINGERTIPS
PLANNED AND UNPLANNED

PLANNED AND UNPLANNED

My European Health Insurance Card entitles me to emergency treatment through public healthcare services, but as an EU citizen I can also have planned treatment abroad (I’ll need to speak to my health insurer about this before leaving my country).

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How it works

Being a citizen of the EU means that I’m able to use the public healthcare services of any other Member State, plus Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland, in the event of a medical emergency. EU law allows me to be treated in the same way as a resident of the country I’m visiting. This means that I’m free to enjoy everything each country has to offer, safe in the knowledge that I’m covered should anything happen while I’m away from home.

Did you know

200 million

European Health Insurance Cards are currently in circulation.

1.6 million

The number of reimbursement claims submitted in 2013 under the European Health Insurance scheme.

2.6 million

The total number of hospital beds in the EU in 2015.

Cross-border

Need a prescription dispensed while I’m abroad? My doctor can give me a prescription I can use in another EU country, so I can continue accessing my medication while I’m away. Read more

The Living Hostel, directed by Matthias Hoene

Although her youth is long behind her, Gisela still longs to experience the sights of Europe. Her grandchildren decide to raise enough money to send her on her dream adventure, but their plan has unexpected results...

behind the scenes - The Living Hostel, directed by Matthias Hoene
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Oona, directed by Zaida Bergroth

After becoming lost and stranded in a menacing forest, a young girl must rely on the assistance of an unlikely friend to find her way home.

behind the scenes - Oona, directed by Zaida Bergroth
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Party Animal, directed by Yorgos Zois

Alex is an energetic twenty five year-old who will do anything he can to keep dancing. Trapped in a restrictive job, he's suddenly hit by a spark of inspiration.

behind the scenes - Party Animal, directed by Yorgos Zois
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The Loner, directed by Tomasz Konecki

A man of the wilderness, Jan lives alone in a cabin in the Polish mountains. But when destiny interrupts his solitary lifestyle, he must devise a plan in order to follow his heart.

behind the scenes - The Loner, directed by Tomasz Konecki
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Debut, directed by Dalibor Matanić

A young Croatian farmer dreams of becoming a professional football star. But before pursuing his ambition on the pitch, he must first face the truth about who he really is.

behind the scenes - Debut, directed by Dalibor Matanić
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The Living Hostel, directed by Matthias Hoene
The Living Hostel, directed by Matthias Hoene
Oona, directed by Zaida Bergroth
Oona, directed by Zaida Bergroth
Party Animal, directed by Yorgos Zois
Party Animal, directed by Yorgos Zois
The Loner, directed by Tomasz Konecki
The Loner, directed by Tomasz Konecki
Debut, directed by Dalibor Matanić
Debut, directed by Dalibor Matanić

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