Applying for the European Health Insurance Card is easy. Even if you don't have any plans to travel in the near future, it is always a good idea to get one.
The European Health Insurance Card is issued only at the request of the insured. It can be requested by fax, Internet, personally or through a representative at Territorial Health Insurance Funds. The application form can be found on the websites of the National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF) (link) and Territorial Health Insurance Funds.
The European Health Insurance Card will be issued within 14 days of the request being registered at the THIF. The card is issued by the Territorial Health Insurance Fund to which the request has been presented.
The European Health Insurance Card must be issued to the person concerned or by an authorised attorney, because the cardholder has to sign a commitment not to use the card after the expiry of his entitlement.
In order to get the card, the holder should present the Territorial Health Insurance Fund:
- Identity document (passport or identity card);
- The child's birth certificate or passport (if the card is ordered for child).
If another person collects the card, he must submit his identity document, a copy of the identity document of the person to whom the card is issued as well as a power of attorney to collect the card executed in accordance with terms and conditions endorsed by the Civil Code of the Republic of Lithuania. The power of attorney is only necessary if the personal data of the person collecting the card was not indicated in the application form.