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European Health Insurance Card


The European Health Insurance Card or EHIC (formerly the E111 form) allows the holder to access health care services when travelling to or on holiday in another EU or EEA country. Choose from the options below to learn more, or to find out how to apply.

Remember - there IS NO CHARGE for the EHIC card, it is a free public service. Anyone asking for money IS NOT CONNECTED with the HSE.

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Apply for EHIC - Details of how to apply by post, or online. Remember, for an online application, you need to be registered for the Medical Card or Drugs Payment Scheme.

EHIC Application form for Pensioners / Insured Persons resident in other EU / EEA States

EHIC Renew Renew your EHIC ONLINE If you have your old EHIC number, your PPSN, and your address is unchanged, you can renew your card online.
E111 sun Visitors to Ireland - See what services are available to EHIC cardholders from other countries while visiting Ireland
E111 ski Healthcare services in other countries - See a list of countries where you can use the EHIC, and how to access services while you are there.
ehic app european health insurance card smartphone app eu commisson If you have a smartphone you can also download the free EHIC App, produced by the EU, to help you contact health services in the country you are visiting. The app does not replace the EHIC, so make sure you apply and get one before you depart.
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