If you're unsure about your rights and want to check before you get treatment, contact a National Contact Point
for healthcare. There's at least one in each EU country, and they can tell you whether you will be entitled to reimbursement, and if there are any reimbursement ceilings.
European Health Insurance Card (EHIC)
The European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) lets you get healthcare in another EU or European Economic Area (EEA) state for free, or at a reduced cost.
It covers you if you are on holiday, or on a short-term stay.
A short-term stay is generally accepted as for a period of less than 3 months. The exception to this is a student who may be considered a visitor on a short-term stay up to a full academic year.
EHIC replaces the old E111 form. You need one for each member of your family. It's free and there's no charge to apply.
There are different ways to apply depending on:
if you live in Ireland
if you live in another European Union (EU), European Economic Area (EEA) member state, or Switzerland