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Can I get a European Health Insurance Card?

Hello,

I was told today that if i live in Switzerland and pay swiss insurance that I should get a European Health Insurance Card that can cover me while im in the EU, too. Is this true? How easy is it to get, and from whom would I obtain this card?

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Hello,

I was told today that if i live in Switzerland and pay swiss insurance that I should get a European Health Insurance Card that can cover me while im in the EU, too. Is this true? How easy is it to get, and from whom would I obtain this card?

Thanks!
Your Swiss health insurance card is also your European card.. The front has the details of your Swiss insurer and on the back it's the blue EU card.

Simples.
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Your Swiss health insurance card is also your European card.. The front has the details of your Swiss insurer and on the back it's the blue EU card.

Simples.
I think most even include cover for emergencies worldwide. At least mine does (although I had to take a printed certificate as well for when I visited the US)
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I think most even include cover for emergencies worldwide. At least mine does (although I had to take a printed certificate as well for when I visited the US)
Isnīt it only up to a certain amount, twice the cost of CH? I always take out extra insurance for trips to the US
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Isnīt it only up to a certain amount, twice the cost of CH? I always take out extra insurance for trips to the US
Yup .. It's the very conversation we had on here recently

My basic covers up to 2 x Swiss cost and my supplementary covers anything else. (for US or other expensive places)
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Re: Can I get a European Health Insurance Card?

And remember the EHIC only covers urgent or emergency treatment not regular treatment.
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Re: Can I get a European Health Insurance Card?

Greetings,

I tried to use my ASSURA card in a German hospital for emergency treatment and was denied (They told me I had to pay for the services myself).

It was my understanding that it can be used, and I even got a letter from ASSURA stating so.

did you have the same issue?
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Greetings,

I tried to use my ASSURA card in a German hospital for emergency treatment and was denied (They told me I had to pay for the services myself).

It was my understanding that it can be used, and I even got a letter from ASSURA stating so.

did you have the same issue?
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Did you call Assura to ask? Was the emergency illness or accident?
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