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Request the European Health Insurance Card from ADSE
This card allows you to receive medical assistance during a temporary stay on one of the 28 countries of the European Union, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway or Switzerland.
Learn where you may submit your request and what are the advantages of each channel
Request by clicking on the 'Request now' button, simply using your beneficiary number
Free of charge
This service is also available on the App. Visit app.gov.pt or click on the Apple Store or Play Store links.
Request on the location
Go to an ADSE or a Citizen Bureau to request your European Health Insurance Card
Who can Request the European Health Insurance Card from ADSE?
Beneficiaries of public health subsystems:
General-Directorate of Social Protection of Employees and Public Administration (ADSE) Agents.
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
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.
What are the documents and requirements to Request the European Health Insurance Card from ADSE?
You shall need the beneficiary number you will use to request the card (for instance: Social Security, ADSE, national health system’s user number).
What is the Price to Request the European Health Insurance Card from ADSE?
It is free of charge.
How can you Request the European Health Insurance Card from ADSE?