European Health Insurance Card

What map European health insurance?

The European health insurance card confirms your rights to health insurance and allow you , during a temporary stay in Europe to benefit from the care of medically necessary care , regardless of the reason for your travel insurance ( weekends , holidays, studies, training , professional detachment ) and subject to compliance with the procedures in force in the host country.

The European Health Insurance Card is an individual and personal card. Each family member should have their own card, including children under the age of 16.
The European Health Insurance Card is valid for one year. It is free.

Please note:
- The European Health Insurance Card does not replace the Vitale card : you cannot use it in France , it is not a means of payment ;
- The European health insurance card is not issued automatically , to get it , it should apply to the Health Insurance Fund .

What information does the European Health Insurance Card?

The information entered on the European Health Insurance Card are:

- Name, date of birth and social security number of the cardholder ;
- Number and expiry date of the card ;
- The card issuer country code ;
- Identification number of the institution of insurance.

Please note:

- The European health insurance card does not contain the information that is listed above and you can read ;
- My European Health Insurance Card does not contain any medical information .