sAs you go to travel, take the European Health Insurance Card (ESCD) with you, a document that “enables a person insured or covered by the social protection scheme of one of the 27 EU member states Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland and the United Kingdom get from the carers public on Medical assistance required by your health condition during your temporary residence in any of the above-mentioned countries“.
Interpretation of Social securitywhich also reveals that it is a “card from one model“, Free and ‘Designed for Simplify the identification of the owner and the institution Who is financially responsible for the health care costs they may need.”
In what cases can it be used?
According to Social Security, this card is used to get Healthcare that becomes medically necessary While staying in one of the countries mentioned above, “taking into account the nature of the benefits to be granted and the expected duration of stay, and to prevent the insured person being forced to return prematurely to his country of origin to receive care that his health condition needs.”
If you are going to travel, take your European Health Insurance Card with you.
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“Health care is provided to CESD holders in the same way as beneficiaries of the social security system in the country in which they reside, which means that this care may not be free and that user fees or (non-refundable) co-payments may be made.”
Who can apply?
- Workers covered by the social security system, inactive and retired workers and their relatives;
- beneficiaries of public health subsystems;
- beneficiaries of private health subsystems;
- Users of the National Health Service, in the absence of an association with Social Security or a public or private health subsystem.
CESD can be requested from Social Security Direct, using a password or citizen card to access the service.
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