1. TO RECEIVE HEALTHCARE WHEN VISITING ANOTHER EU COUNTRY
If you fall ill unexpectedly during a trip to another EU country and need to visit a doctor, there’s no need to cut short your visit to return home for treatment. Take your European Health Insurance Card with you to a local doctor.
2. TO BE REIMBURSED FOR HEALTHCARE SOUGHT IN ANOTHER EU COUNTRY
Should you decide to receive medical treatment in other EU country you can be reimbursed for it at home, under certain circumstances, and normally up to the amount you would be reimbursed in your home country for the same treatment. In some cases, your home country may requ ire you to seek prior authorisation before travelling for treatment.
3. TO RECEIVE INFORMATION ON SAFETY AND QUALITY STANDARDS IN EU COUNTRIES
A national contact point in each Member State shall provide information to patients on their rights to healthcare across Europe. Access to information on the quality and safety of care will allow you to make informed decisions.
These contact points can also provide information on the European Reference Networks where you can receive highly specialized healthcare in the case of complex, low prevalence or rare conditions.