European Health Insurance Card
European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) holders are entitled to receive state-provided medically necessary healthcare during temporary stays in EU countries, Iceland, Lichtenstein, Norway, Switzerland and the United Kingdom under the same conditions and at the same cost (free in some countries) as people insured in that country. The EHIC is issued within 14 days and it is valid for two months to 18 years.
How to apply for EHIC?
- A completed application form;
Where to submit your application:
- Personally at the Territorial Health Insurance Fund;
- By visiting e.vlk.lt;
- By e-mail.
The representative of the insured can provide a request only at the Territorial Health Insurance Fund.
What is covered by the European Health Insurance Card?
EHIC covers any state-provided medical treatment that becomes necessary during your stay because of either illness or an accident.
- Reduced-cost or free medical treatment from state healthcare providers;
- Only first aid.
Remember to check that your European Health Insurance Card is still valid before you travel!
More information can be found on the website of the European Commission.