You can apply for an EHIC online, phone or using a form you can get from the Post Office.
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To apply by phone, call 0845 606 2030.
To apply by post, get a form from your local post office. Send the completed form to EHIC Applications, PO Box 1114, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE99 2TL.
Your card will then be sent to you by the central agency that deals with the EHIC.
Cyprus (not NorthernCyprus)
The EHIC is normally valid for three to five years and covers any medical treatment that becomes necessary during your trip, because of either illness or an accident. The card gives access to state-provided medical treatment only. This might not cover all the things you'd expect to get free of charge from the NHS in the UK. You may have to make a contribution to the cost of your care.
The EHIC also covers any treatment you need for a chronic disease or pre-existing illness. You need to make arrangements in advance for kidney dialysis and oxygen therapy. To arrange for kidney dialysis while you're away, contact your NHS renal unit in the UK before you travel. For limited information on oxygen supply services in the EEA countries and Switzerland, call the Department of Health's Customer Service Centre on 020 7210 4850.
The EHIC won't cover you if getting medical treatment is the main purpose of your trip. You are advised to take out comprehensive private insurance for visits to all countries, regardless of whether you are covered by your EHIC.
An E112 may give you the option of undergoing medical or surgical treatment in other EU countries. In the booklet “Health Advice for Travellers” you will find information about how to apply for funding. Your consultant should write a letter explaining your condition and your need for treatment. The trust or health authority must confirm its agreement to fund the treatment. You will also need to have a completed a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC).