Although the United Kingdom voted for ‘Brexit’ on June 23rd 2016, The European Health Insurance Card scheme will still continue to operate and no official changes have been confirmed. Therefore, the EHIC Card scheme which is provided by the NHSBSA will still provide health cover throughout all of the European countries under the EHIC scheme. The online application process will still remain un-changed as well as the way in which you can use your European Health Insurance Card.
The European Health Insurance Card (EHIC for short) is the replacement for the old paper-based E111 which is now deemed invalid as of January 2006. Anyone holding a valid and up to date EHIC Card can use it throughout any European Economic Area country and Switzerland to access medical treatment provided by the country’s state healthcare system. We recommend all residents from the United Kingdom apply for and carry a valid and up to date EHIC card. You can apply for or renew EHIC Card using the application form on our website and you will be covered from the date of the application.
Please bear in mind that our company is not affiliated, endorsed, networked, associated or partnered with the NHSBSA or any government body. If you do not want to apply through our website, you have the option to apply for a EHIC card, direct without cost, by applying through the official Government website by simply clicking the visit gov.uk site link at the top of the web page.
Alternatively, you can choose to complete our application form by applying through our website, if you wish to use our services instead. Our checking service, which comes with a service charge, includes a thorough application review and checking service to help ensure your application is error-free. The ehic verification service and forwarding service we provide helps eliminate the risk of hold ups, bounce backs and avoidable delays to make the application process run as smoothly and efficiently as possible.
Your EHIC card will be valid for 5 years.