Health Care in Europe
The EHIC has replaced the old E111. From 1 January 2006, E111s are no longer valid. The quickest and easiest way to get an EHIC is to apply online.
Medical care while travelling within the EUThe EEA consists of the European Union (EU) countries plus Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway. Switzerland applies the EHIC arrangements through an agreement with the EU. The EHIC is valid in:
Austria Hungary Poland Belgium Iceland Portugal Bulgaria Ireland Slovakia Cyprus (but not Northern Cyprus) Italy Slovenia Czech Republic Latvia Spain Denmark Liechtenstein Sweden Estonia Lithuania Switzerland Finland Luxembourg France Malta Germany Netherlands Greece Norway
Does the EHIC cover dental treatment?
Yes –about 75% of the cost will be refunded.
The procedure is the same as for obtaining other medical treatment: pay the dentist and get a feuille de maladie and a receipt. Take this to the Caisse Primaire d’Assurance-Maladie – and be prepared to queue all day!
Free, comprehensive medical advice (in English) is available on line at www.netdoctor.co.uk