European Health Insurance Card EHIC (the new E111)

As you may or may not be aware the European health insurance E111 which gets you free or reduced healtcare while in an EU country has now changed to a credit card sized health card which you need to take away with you.

The old E111 is only valif until the end of 2005 then the EHIC card will come into general circulation but if you want to apply now follow the link below to the government site and apply online as they claim to send your card out within 7 days.

You will need either you NI number or NHS number which has to be input into the site to confirm your deatails

The handy card while travelling within the EU


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