How do I go to a doctor/hospital abroad?

Modified on Wed, 31 May 2023 at 10:52 AM

To visit a doctor or hospital in France or Germany using your European Health Insurance Card (EHIC), follow these steps:


  1. Find a healthcare provider
  2. Contact the healthcare provider
  3. Present your European Health Insurance Card
  4. Receive treatment
  5. Pay any applicable charges: In both France and Germany, it is common to pay upfront for medical services and then request reimbursement. 
  6. Claim reimbursement: After receiving treatment, gather all relevant documents, including receipts, invoices, and any medical reports. Submit a reimbursement claim to your home country's health insurance institution or the designated authority responsible for EHIC reimbursement. Follow their guidelines and procedures for submitting the claim.


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