When can you Request the European Health Insurance Card from ADSE?
You may use this card to receive the necessary health care if you are travelling:
- in a European Union country
- in Iceland
- in Liechtenstein
- in Norway
- in Switzerland.
This card allows you to, in case of emergency, receive health care abroad - that is, you do not need to return to your country to be treated.
With this card, the person is treated on the foreign country as a beneficiary of the social security system of that country. This means that the health care might not be free and may imply the payment of user charges or co-participations.