European Health Insurance Card
This free card gives you free health care in European hospitals. If you do not have one of these your insurance company may end up charging you the medical expenses. Please note that it is does not cover roadside rescue or repatriation, so a travel insurance policy is also required. There are three ways to apply for an EHIC:
On line – go to www.ehic.org.uk
By phone - call 0845 606 2030.
By post - complete a printed form, available from your local post office, and send it to EHIC Applications, PO Box 1115, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE99 1SW.