Cross-border Healthcare

In March 2011, a new Directive was adopted by the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union: Directive 2011/24 on the application of patients’ rights in cross-border healthcare.  The Directive sets out the conditions under which a patient may travel to another EU country to receive safe and high quality medical care and have the cost reimbursed by their own health insurance scheme. It also encourages cooperation between national healthcare systems.

The links below provide further information about cross-border healthcare:

Cross-border Healthcare Overview

Patients’ Rights Leaflet on Cross-Border Healthcare

Patients’ Rights in Cross-Border Healthcare (Video)

Q&A on Patient’s Rights in Cross-border Healthcare

National Contact Points for Cross-Border Healthcare

EU Commission’s Conference on Cross-border Healthcare and Report

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