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      EHIC vs Travel Insurance

      Confused about when to use your travel insurance and when to use your EHIC when on holiday in Spain? The answer is simple. The EHIC is for public hospitals and public healthcare centres. It covers you for necessary care that canīt wait until you return home. Travel insurance covers you for treatment at private hospitals. Some hospitals offer both public and private treatment. It is your responsibility (and your right) to let healthcare providers know which cover you prefer. For further information on what your EHIC rights are, visit our Healthcare Teamīs website.
      http://www.healthcareinspain.eu/the-ehic.php

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      A lot of people are often confused about this, so it's good that you're clearing this up.

      As an expat it can be difficult to arrange healthcare, seeing as we are spoiled with our nationalised healthcare. There are a number of UK companies that offer international healthcare and it is advisable to investigate this before you leave Britain.

      There are also guides to such issues across the net, such as this offering from Whichoffshore