Cross border healthcare

How The European Health Insurance Card works

The European Health Insurance Card (EHIC)

What is the European Health Insurance Card? Even though EHIC card was phased in 2004 in the European Union, nowadays to this day still creates many doubts about how it works.
How EHIC card works?
The European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) is a free card that gives EU citizens access to medically necessary, state-provided healthcare during a temporary stay in any of the 28

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|June 1st, 2017|Cross border healthcare|Comments Off|

Irish healthcare abroad

Irish patients can pick the best medical treatment abroad

Waiting lists are a serious problem in countries like Ireland. The European Directive on cross-border healthcare allows Irish patients to access safe and good quality treatment across EU borders, solving quickly and effectively the waiting lists problems. But this healthcare directive still remains relatively unknown.

Unlike the HSE’s travel abroad scheme, it is not limited to patients unable to receive

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|May 12th, 2016|Cross border healthcare|Comments Off|

medical checkups

Preventive medical checkups through health tourism

We are becoming more aware of the importance of prevention in health to prevent and treat many diseases, both caused by family histories as proper risk factors. It is common to hear doctors remind us of the importance of regular medical checkups to prevent and identify any disease or health impairment in order to treat it on time.
Medical checks

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|March 2nd, 2016|Cross border healthcare|Comments Off|

fitur health 2016 in spain

Hospitals IMED was present at FITUR as a destination for health tourism

IMED Hospitals health group was present at the second edition of FITUR Health, initiative that took place from this Wednesday, January 20 until Sunday 24, in the International Tourism Fair (FITUR) in Madrid, Spain.

IMED Hospitals was exhibiting for the second time at this event, as it was present as one of the first spanish hospital groups who opted for the

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|January 26th, 2016|Cross border healthcare|Comments Off|

cross border healthcare

What is EU Cross-border Healthcare Directive?

Also known as the Directive 2011/24/EU, EU Cross-border Healthcare Directive clarifies patients’ rights regarding cross-border healthcare in EU member states. It allows for receiving planned medical treatment abroad, and be reimbursed for it.

This legislation allows patients with health insurance in any EU country to be treated at any hospital within the EU. As a result, the patient obtains several advantages: high-quality

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|December 17th, 2015|Cross border healthcare|Comments Off|