Lanzarote Grapevine Issue 2 - Page 77

Issue 2 | The Lanzarote Grapevine 2014 http://youtu.be/cVA1RVa4kY4 Coming on holiday to Spain You should carry an EHIC card from the UK. This can be applied for online here : http://www.nhs.uk/NHSEngland/ Healthcareabroad/EHIC/Pages/ about-the-ehic.aspx Again, it is usually recommended that you also take out travel health insurance, because the EHIC only covers you for essential treatment on holiday, & wouldn’t for instance get you home should you need special medical transport. The EHIC can only be used in a state centro de salud (health centre) or hospital. There are many private medical facilities in Spain but you can not use the EHIC in them. If you are coming for an extended holiday & take regular medication, you should ask your GP for a cross-border prescription which you can use in a farmacia here in Spain. You might be charged the full costs of the medication, & these costs cannot be recovered. When using your EHIC you will also need to show your passport as proof of ID If you have lost or forgotten your EHIC, or if it has expired or been stolen and you need to see a doctor in Spain, to call the Overseas Healthcare Team (OHT) on 0044 191 219 1999 and request a Provisional Replacement Certificate (PRC). Useful links: https://www.gov.uk/healthcarein-spain http://www.healthcareinspain.eu/ video.php http://www.healthcareinspain.eu/ the-ehic.php Even if you are only in Spain as a visitor, there are steps you should take to protect yourself…