EHIC Card Renewal

Thanks to our team of dedicated specialists, you’re able to apply for your European Health Insurance Card here at Europeanhealthcard, as well as renew EHIC Card if your EHIC has expired. The process is simple, with only a handful of details needed in order to begin your application process. If you’re concerned about the lack of cover you have in the instance that an accident occurs whilst you’re away on holiday or a business trip, you will never have to worry again after utilising our excellent EHIC Card application process.

Your EHIC renewal is valid in the following countries:

  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Bulgaria
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Latvia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Malta
  • Netherlands (Holland)
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Switzerland
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How Can I Apply For A European Health Insurance Card?

A European Health Card is simply used to grant card holders with medical healthcare cover when temporarily abroad, ensuring that everyone receives the same medical treatment that a residential citizen would receive in that country. Even though this small card provides huge services, the application for it is uncomplicated – at least it is with Europeanhealthcard.

Unlike applying for an EU Health Card via the NHS, our process is much easier and less time-consuming. We understand that applying for a EHIC Card or an EHIC renewal can be very confusing, and therefore we aim to make the process as minimalistic as possible. We only require a few details in order to commence the application, and this can all be done online on our website. When applying for your EHIC, you need to ensure that you have a significant amount of time between your departure and the moment that you fill in our online application. Failure to do this could result in going on holiday without your European Health Card, as it can sometimes take longer than expected to arrive.

How Does The EHIC Card Work With Family Members?

With the old E111 card, you only needed one form in order for the rest of your family to be medically protected, as well. This has changed with the introduction of the European Health Card, as one card only covers one individual. Therefore, you need to ensure that you fill out our online EHIC application form for all of your family members, including children under the age of 16, or 19 if still in full-time education. If you do not ensure that each family has a European Health Insurance Card, and one of them obtained an injury on holiday that needs urgent medical care, you will need to pay the expensive bills.

If you still possess the E111 card and would thus like a EHIC card renewal to ensure that each family member is covered, that can be achieved on our site, too. There are a few factors to consider before completing out EHIC renewal form, though. For example, if your family member isn’t an EEA or Swiss national, you will need to provide further evidence in order to prove your entitlement to renew EHIC Card.


Is Possessing A European Health Card Mandatory?

The answer to this question is simply no; however, it’s extremely wise to make it mandatory in your travel lifestyle. When you’re away on holiday, the last thing you want is to spend all of your holiday money on medical treatment due to an accidental injury that occurred on holiday. As some places often require an up-front charge, it’s likely that you’ll almost have no money left for any other activities that you wish to participate in whilst on your holiday. Therefore, ensuring that you own a EU Health Card at all times should be a priority, as well as going through the process of an EHIC renewal once your card has expired.

Do I Need Travel Insurance If I Have A EHIC Card?

The EHIC Card is superb for covering a huge variety of medical treatment abroad, however it can’t cover everything. Any private healthcare and costs will not be covered by an EHIC, as well as any flights that you will take back to the UK on medical grounds. Furthermore, if you’re travelling abroad specifically for a medical service, the EU Health Card will not cover this, including any maternity care, aside from standard maternity check-ups.

Putting all of this into consideration, investing into travel insurance would be a wise decision to make, as this will fill any of the gaps that the European Health Card misses. Therefore, if you encounter any medical healthcare abroad that the European Health Insurance Card fails to cover, you will still be covered thanks to your travel insurance.

How Can I Apply For A EHIC Card Renewal?

If you want to renew EHIC card, the process is just as easy as applying for the first time. Your EHIC stays valid for a total of 5 years until you are eligible for a EHIC renewal.  However, you will be granted access to an EHIC card renewal 6 months before your current card expires.

We recommend that you take full advantage of this opportunity and apply for an EHIC renewal as soon as possible, especially if you have a trip abroad fast approaching. By applying for a EHIC renewal as soon as possible, you will ensure that you remain covered once your current card has expired.

Thanks to our immaculate website, you are able to renew EHIC card quickly and easily. We understand that you don’t want to spend hours trying to access an EHIC card renewal, which is why we’ve made the entire process much simpler for you. With our assistance, ensuring that your EHIC card renewal application is perfect will be easy, as we’ll make sure that all of the relevant information is included on your application.

Will I Still Be Covered If I Don’t Have My EHIC Card With Me?

This is possible, although the process behind free medical treatment suddenly becomes much more difficult. If you travel to one of the EEA countries without your EHIC, but you are in need of urgent medical care, you will be issued with a Provisional Replacement Certificate, which will prove your eligibility for having an EHIC Card. If the cost of using your phone abroad is too expensive for you, you can get somebody else to prove your entitlement on your behalf. Once you have been issued with a PRC, you will receive the same cover that your EU Health Card would offer. All you will need to do is provide a number of details in order to qualify for the PRC.

However, we would always recommend that you bring your EHIC Card with you when travelling abroad, otherwise staying medically covered will become much more complicated.

Can I Claim A Refund On My EHIC?

Thanks to the service that the EHIC provides, you will receive the exact same healthcare that citizens of that country receive. However, some EEA countries will expect you to pay an up-front bill after your medical treatment, which you can then claim back once you’ve returned home. Consequently, it is crucial that all paperwork and receipts are kept in a safe place so that you can easy claim back your money with your European Health Insurance Card.

Another case could involve you paying a contribution towards your medical treatment and healthcare, also known as a co-payment. Once you have arrived home after your trip abroad, you are able to claim the difference between the total bill and ‘patient share’ back. However, the ‘patient share’ itself isn’t refundable, and therefore this is a cost that you won’t be able to claim back on your EHIC Card. The amount of this ‘patient share’ will completely depend on the foreign authority, and so they will determine how much the total bill will come to once you’ve had your medical treatment, allowing you to calculate the amount you’ll be able to claim back afterwards.

Therefore, whether you want to apply for a brand new EU Health Card, or you want to renew EHIC Card, we can provide you with a flawless service at Europeanhealthcard.  Being on holiday doesn’t have to cost massive amounts of money, as by being a proud card holder of the EHIC, all of your medical expenses will be paid, giving you peace of mind that if anything was to go wrong, it wouldn’t ruin your peaceful, relaxing holiday.

Just fill in our easy EHIC application form today to get started!