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Medical, E111
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Emergency Treatment & E111
All residents of the European Economic Area (EU Countries + EFTA states: Iceland, Liechtenstein & Norway) can get emergency treatment from the public sector with their passport and the E111. The E111 is a document stating that you come from the EEA and are entitled to free or reduced cost treatment. Only problem is, if you read this you’re most probably not going to have one. You are supposed to apply in the country you come from before travelling abroad, for example you can pick up an application form in your local UK post office. Now Don’t Panic! You can still have one faxed to you. They’ll either send the E111 to an address you give them or fax it over to your hotel or hostel you’re staying at. You could even have it faxed to the hospital, but it might get complicated on the communication part. They will normally give you emergency treatment even without the E111 expecting to see it come their way soon.

Should you be a resident of the EEA and not from the UK, call your consulate or public health provider for more info on how to obtain your E-111. Generally it should be obtained from your social service provider before you leave your country. Should you come from outside of the EEA you should make sure you have your own medical cover through travel insurance or private cover here in Czech Republic.
For more info on the E-111 visit europa.eu.int and search for E111 Form

Public Health Care
The E111 is only meant for emergency treatment, should you wish to reside for any longer period of time in Czech Republic it would be most wise to sort yourself out with adequate cover. The first step is to get registered at the local town hall. To register you are required to show your Id and proof of address. This can be achieved by a gas, water or electricity bill, the tenancy agreement or a telephone bill with your name on it. Where the phone bill has to be for a fixed land line! Mobile phone bills don’t count. Should you not have any of these at hand you can get the person who is on the tenancy agreement to come with you to the government office and confirm in person that you reside with him or her.

Once you have completed this step you will be issued with a document confirming your registration and are told where to find your nearest medic. Him/her you present the said document on your first visit and (s)he’ll register you with the health service and your medicard will be posted to you.

Extra Cover
You should have booked your travel ticket using a credit card you might even be covered by a travel insurance already, find out from your card issuer about their policies.
Being accepted by the public institutions might just not cut the mustard. In some cases you have very long waiting lists, and the hospitals can often be overcrowded. Horror stories of seriously injured people passing out in the waiting rooms of hospitals and the nurses ignoring them as they obviously are having a nap, make you wonder about the level of commitment the public sector has towards its wounded.

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