You have a right to medical treatment in another EU country on the same terms and at the same cost as people living in that country.
You may also in principle be entitled to have some or all of your costs covered. We will check your expenses and potential reimbursement in detail.
However, some countries may restrict access to some types of healthcare – because demand for treatment is higher than their capacity to provide it. You can check with the National Contact Point for the country where you want to be treated, to see what restrictions apply there, if any.
International medical tourism and cross-border patient exchange is increasing. The European cross-border healthcare directive is legally binding as of 25th October 2013. If you are a European citizen, you now have the right to receive medical treatment in any EU Member State, and their home country must cover some or all of the costs. This holds provided your insurer would cover these costs in your home country. The second important detail concerns reimbursement of costs, which are covered to the extent they would be in your home country. You will find details and a lot of further information on this page. If you need help finding any information, please contact us with confidence using the contact form at the bottom of the page. Our network provides you with quick and efficient search.
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