How do I claim a refund?
Some European health systems expect you to pay your bill when you are treated and then claim a refund using your European Health Insurance Card. Try to apply for your refund before you return home.
If you actually paid all the costs for state-provided necessary treatment keep all your receipts and any paperwork (make copies if necessary). You may need them to apply for a refund or reimbursement.
In order to get a refund of your expenses contact the Territorial Health Insurance Fund (THIF) and provide the following:
- Your identity document;
- The copies of medical documentation, prescription;
- Original document proving that you have covered the cost of healthcare services;
- The completed application form; the application form will be provided at the THIF after examination of the provided documents.
According to EU legislation costs will be reimbursed to the person concerned in accordance with the reimbursement rates administered by the institution of the country of treatment. Therefore, please, note that there may be a delay in reimbursing you until all the information about the reimbursable amount is received from the European country, where you received the healthcare services.
If you wish to be reimbursed up to the level of costs that would have been assumed by the THIF if such treatment had been provided in Lithuania, please indicate this in the application form.