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UK European Health Insurance card

Hello,

Does anyone know if there is an equivalent for the UK European Health Insurance card in Switzerland? I assume this card is not valid in CH, but perhaps I am wrong.

Thanks for any help in advance.

Katherine
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Hello,

Does anyone know if there is an equivalent for the UK European Health Insurance card in Switzerland? I assume this card is not valid in CH, but perhaps I am wrong.

Thanks for any help in advance.

Katherine
Your compulsory Swiss medical insurance card is the equivalent.
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Hello,

Does anyone know if there is an equivalent for the UK European Health Insurance card in Switzerland? I assume this card is not valid in CH, but perhaps I am wrong.

Thanks for any help in advance.

Katherine
The European Health Insurance card is valid in some cases.

Are you working? For how long you been in Switzerland?
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The European Health Insurance card is valid in some cases.

Are you working? For how long you been in Switzerland?
It's valid for emergencies, when your not in your home country.
The moment you live somewhere else it's nolonger valid.
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It's valid for emergencies, when your not in your home country.
The moment you live somewhere else it's nolonger valid.
Wrong, There are exceptions.

If you are in Switzerland unemployed or as a Student or Researcher the EU cars in valid for 3 years.
I have been using it until I have got a permanent job. Then I had to take a swiss insurance.
I had check with my Gemeinde in Zurich who confirmed this and filled and stamped the right forms for me.
I was claiming back all my invoices every year. It was easy and efficient.

If you are unemployed (never worked in CH before) you are a student or researcher your EU HI card IS VALID.
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Re: UK European Health Insurance card

My SanSan card has an EHIC on the back. I wouldn't be surprised if other insurers do the same.
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