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 Post subject: Healthcare
PostPosted: August 11th, 2016, 1:50 am 
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Anyone know what an EU citizen is entitled to with regard to healthcare in Italia ?
My only experience is of bringing my Son to a small medical centre near Ricadi many years ago on a Saturday morning for some minor ailment, and being told by the Doctor that the consultation was free, because I was/am an EU Citizen.
Anyone know how far this recognition stretches ? . Hospitalization , ?
I am pretty sure my private insurance only covers for a brief period outside Ireland.
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 Post subject: Re: Healthcare
PostPosted: August 11th, 2016, 6:30 am 
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You need your E111 (or IE equivalent) for free healthcare.


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PostPosted: August 11th, 2016, 9:46 am 
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In Uk the E111 was changed to th EHIC (European Health Insurance Card) card in 2006.
What the equivalent is in Eire I am not sure but could be the same.
As far as UK citizens are concerned after the Referendum, everything is the same until we leave the EU but a reciprical system may be negotiated. Time will tell.


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PostPosted: August 11th, 2016, 7:09 pm 
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Am familiar with E111. Remember the Boss [Mrs] speak of it. Don't believe I produced it back then.
Will have to google to see exactly what it covers.
Wondering how to get on the Italian system :?


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PostPosted: August 11th, 2016, 7:32 pm 
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The E111 may well be in place for Eire. It certainly worth checking it out as health care if not covered can be expensive.
As I understand from my friend who has been a Italian resident for 5+ years now, it cost him to be part of their health system when they first became residents but after a period of time you don't have to pay so much.


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PostPosted: August 11th, 2016, 8:03 pm 
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Thanks David. May look into that next year. EHIC card in Ireland also. But it might only cover some of the costs of treatments and really is only a quick fix , minor stuff. Anything serious and you will be taking the bus home. [or trolley].


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PostPosted: August 12th, 2016, 7:27 pm 
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Hi Grumpy,
If you check out EHIC on google I am sure it will inform you what another EU visitor can expect in Italy.


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PostPosted: October 9th, 2016, 8:55 pm 
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Post-Brexit - presume free healthcare is no longer an option?

I broke my ankle and suffered a few other damages, May 2014 - This was in Sicily. They covered everything for me!

Note: The service is slow and laboured, and made me so glad to live in Canada. When I had returned to Calabria, after that ordeal in the Sicilian hospital, the Orthopod in Tropea would not see me in followup and insisted I go to Vibo Valentia, Emergency - that was a nightmare - ended up leaving without being seen, returned home with just a temporary cast on my foot.


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PostPosted: October 10th, 2016, 10:00 am 
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Does Canada have a bilateral health agreement with Italy?
Maybe you were seen as an Emergency when it may well be covered.
As regards post Brexit, it will depend on what they agree if the EHIC will continue as a bilateral agreement between the UK and trhe EU.


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