The European Health Insurance Card (EHIC)
The E111 form is no longer valid. You will need a European Health
Insurance Card (EHIC) to receive necessary healthcare during a
visit to a European Economic Area (EEA) country or Switzerland.
Applying for a European Health Insurance Card
You can apply for a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) online, by phone
or by post.
You can apply for an EHIC for your spouse/partner and any children
up to the age of 16 (or 19 if they are in full-time education) at the
same time as applying for your own. If you are a foster parent or
guardian (including boarding school teaching staff), you can apply
on behalf of any children you are looking after. You must be over 16
to apply as a main applicant.
Before you apply, you will need to have the following information to
hand for everyone you are applying for:
name and date of birth
NHS or national insurance (NI) number.
The EHIC is issued by the Prescription Pricing Authority (PPA) and is
free of charge.
The quickest and easiest way to apply for an EHIC is online By
visiting www.dh.gov.uk/travellers. Your card will be delivered within
Applying by phone
To apply by phone, call 0845 606 2030 and have the information
listed above ready. When your application is completed, your card
will be delivered within 10 days.