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 Post subject: Medical Bill ???
PostPosted: Sat Oct 12, 2013 3:23 pm 
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After being taken ill while on holiday in Lanzarote in July, I have now received what appears to be a bill from Centro de Salud but it is in Spanish. Can anyone advise if the EHIC medical card should have covered me please.


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 Post subject: Re: Medical Bill ???
PostPosted: Sat Oct 12, 2013 4:59 pm 
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The probability is it is a bill for your treatment........as I keep saying on here and on other fórums......your EHIC only covers EMERGENCY treatment only(and then ONLY at the level that the locals would receive...so if they pay so do you).....not coughs colds infections(unless life-threatening)flu upset stomachs etc.....or any illness you had before you travelled or any minor complaint you contracted once here........it is up to the doctor treating you at the time if he deems your condition an emergency......IF NOT you will receive a bill for your treatment through the post upon your return from holiday.
The terms and conditions of use of your EHIC whilst abroad are stated on the NHS website see
http://www.nhs.uk/NHSEngland/Healthcare ... ehic.aspx#

If you had normal holiday insurance then forward the bill to your insurers(with a covering letter) for them to deal with and pay.........if not them I am afraid you will have to pay


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 12, 2013 9:52 pm 
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Thank you for your reply, very much appreciated.


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