European Health Insurance Card (EHIC)

All you need to know about the European Health Insurance Card. Read about it here.

Are you temporarily staying in an EU country? With a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC), you don’t have to pay necessary medical costs in advance.

I need healthcare in a foreign country. What should I do?

Do you need healthcare abroad? Call the Anderzorg Emergency Center. You can reach them day and night at +31 317 455 555.

What do I use the EHIC for?

  • With the EHIC you don’t have to pay necessary medical costs in advance, during a temporary stay abroad. This applies to most European (state) hospitals.
  • At private hospitals, the EHIC is often not valid.
  • You are entitled to receive necessary medical care by the law of the country you are staying in.
  • The foreign healthcare provider will use the information on your EHIC to claim the medical costs at Anderzorg.
  • In some countries you will pay a part of the medical costs yourself (personal contribution).
  • Some of the medical assistance abroad is not (fully) covered.

Where do I find my EHIC?

You can find your EHIC in the Anderzorg app at ‘Zorgpas’. Download the app on your smartphone or tablet. This way you’ll always have the EHIC within reach. The digital EHIC is:

  • free of charge
  • available offline
  • always up to date
  • valid for 12 months
  • personal

Are you a policyholder? Then you’ll find your personal EHIC and EHIC of all the other people on your policy in the app. You’re not the policyholder? You’ll only find your personal EHIC in the app. 

The Anderzorg app operates with iOS 11.0 or higher and is compatible with iPhone and iPad.
The Anderzorg app operates with Android 9.0 or higher.

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