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European Health Insurance Card (EHIC)

With the exception of visitors from the Republic of Ireland, a valid European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) or Provisional Replacement Certificate (PRC) can demonstrate that a visitor (including a student) is exempt from charge under the EU Regulations, and therefore entitled to free NHS treatment that is medically necessary during their visit.

The UK is able to recover the cost of treatment provided to any patient who is insured by another European Economic Area (EEA) state.

Visitors from the EEA (except Ireland) who do not provide an EHIC/PRC will be charged for their NHS hospital treatment.

For more information please download the “Healthcare Information for Visitors & Students from the European Economic Area (EEA)” leaflet.

Example of a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC)

European Health Card

If you attending the James Paget University Hospital and you hold a NON-UK EHIC card please bring it with you.