Rory Ramsden – Luxury French Property Finder & Buyer's Agent in south west France
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How to Obtain a European Health Insurance Card

Getting health insurance can be tricky. You also need a card usually in order to use it when you go to a doctor. This talks about how to get a card for your Euorpean health insurance. This is important information because your health could need to be seen to at any time.

Key Takeaways:

  • For European nationals resident in France, the process of obtaining a European Health Insurance Card depends on your insurance status.
  • If you are proposing to travel outside of France to another country within the EEA then in order to ensure you are covered for unplanned healthcare you will need to obtain a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC).
  • The card will allow you to either receive health care free of charge during your stay, or permit you to be reimbursed your medical costs, depending on the rules and formalities of the country concerned.

“If you are required to pay for health assistance in another country and you do not receive reimbursement in that country, you can apply for reimbursement to your health authority, on your return to France.”

About the Author Rory

Rory Ramsden is a French property finder and buyer's agent working for high net worth private clients wishing to buy a chateau, manor or vineyard in the south west of France. He has lived in France for 8 years after spending time travelling the world on business.

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