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Last checked: 16/12/2022

Information points for cross-border healthcare

National Contact Points

Each EU country has at least one National Contact Point (some also have regional or local contact points) which can help you with questions about medical treatment in another EU country.

Choose country:

  • Austriaaten
  • Belgiumbeen
  • Bulgariabgen
  • Croatiacren
  • Cypruscyen
  • Czechiaczen
  • Denmarkdken
  • Estoniaeeen
  • Finlandfien
  • Francefren
  • Germanydeen
  • Greecegren
  • Hungaryhuen
  • Icelandisen
  • Irelandieen
  • Italyiten
  • Latvialven
  • Liechtensteinlide
  • Lithuanialten
  • Luxembourgluen
  • Malta*mt
  • Netherlandsnlen
  • Norwaynoen
  • Polandplen
  • Portugalptpt
  • Romaniaroen
  • Slovakiasken
  • Sloveniasien
  • Spainesen
  • Swedenseen

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In your home country

Your National Contact Point can give you information about your right to receive health care in other EU countries, including:

In the country where you want to be treated

The National Contact Point can give you information about:

Health insurance institutions

Your health insurance provider can also give you information about your right to necessary or planned medical treatment in another EU country. In particular, they can give you further information on how to get a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC), reimbursements, prior authorisation and any administrative formalities when seeking your medical treatment abroad.

Healthcare providers

Healthcare providers, such as a hospital, clinic or other medical establishment, must tell you about:

Healthcare providers should give you a copy of your written or electronic medical record, if you seek healthcare abroad or if you have received treatment in another country.


If you think your EU rights on cross-border healthcare have not been respected by national authorities, you can contact SOLVIT for assistance.
SOLVIT is a service provided by the national administration in each EU country and in Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway. SOLVIT is free of charge and aims to find solutions within 10 weeks – starting on the day your case is taken on by the SOLVIT centre in the country where the problem occurred.  

EU legislation

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