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You have no [[Insurance]], or are abroad and not covered, or you don't have your card with you, so what do you do?
 
You have no [[Insurance]], or are abroad and not covered, or you don't have your card with you, so what do you do?
 
* ''trickery: switch the card with someone else''
 
* ''trickery: switch the card with someone else''
 
* you need to go to a free / cheap place.
 
* you need to go to a free / cheap place.
 
  
 
The intention of this document:
 
The intention of this document:
* Have a map of places to navigate and get medical assistance when needed
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* '''Have a map of places to navigate and get medical assistance when needed'''
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* Where to get checks and how to stay healthy?
  
  
General:
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== Places ==
* ER is free everywhere in Europe (?)
 
** probably not
 
** what is covered under ER?
 
  
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=== Free ===
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* Vienna : http://www.barmherzige-brueder.at/site/wien/home (checked)
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* Munich : http://www.en.uni-muenchen.de/about_lmu_alt/academics/medical_center/index.html (heard about a hospital in Munich)
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* UK / NHS (checked)
  
Known free places:
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=== Local / Stories ===
* Vienna : http://www.barmherzige-brueder.at/site/wien/home
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* Slovenia: a basic visit to the doctor is 5€, a basic specialist visit. ER is free.
* Munich : http://www.en.uni-muenchen.de/about_lmu_alt/academics/medical_center/index.html
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* Netherlands:
* UK / NHS  
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** (Aalkmar hospital)I was rushed to a hospital with an injury threatening my finger. I didn't have my documents with me (including [[EHIC card]]). The doctor sat down with me and explained I need to pay 200€ upfront for him to take a look at it. I found that morbid and went away.
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* Spain:
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** have to fill in papers to use the card
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** I was surprised to discover all dental care is private. A filling costs 50-70€, and a presupuesto for a root canal treatment was 430€. So I needed to head back to my home country to get free healthcare.
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* UK:
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** Got superb treatment in the UK by NHS (stitches). Got brought to Royal London Hospital by a local and no one wanted to see any documents.
  
  
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== General ==
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* Emergency treatment is free everywhere in Europe (?)
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** probably not
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** what is covered under ER?
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* Some countries have more accessible healthcare for others
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* We should get better at treating ourselves
  
Other places:
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=== Precautions ===
* Slovenia: a basic visit to the doctor is 5€, a basic specialist visit. ER is free.
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* Take care of your problems in your home countries when you're there
 
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* Have a [[Basic medical kit]] with you
  
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=== Dental care ===
 
Dentistry is a big problem:
 
Dentistry is a big problem:
* Who would do it pro bono?
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* '''''Who would do it pro bono?'''''
* [[EHIC card]] seems to not cover dentistry
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* Where in Europe is it cheapest?
* In Spain, all dental care is private
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* [[EHIC card]] seems to not cover dentistry. In Spain, all dental care is private.
 
* Is DIY dentistry possible?
 
* Is DIY dentistry possible?
  
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=== Self-cure ===
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See [[Basic medical kit]]. [[Nomadbases]] should probably be better equipped, include a small pharmacy & tried natural remedies.
  
[[Self-cure]] should be explored.
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Feasible DIY medicine
[[Nomadbases]] should probably be equipped with more than basic first aid kits, and include tried natural remedies.
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* first aid
 
 
 
 
 
 
Feasible DIY medicine:
 
 
* stitching, removing stitches
 
* stitching, removing stitches
  
  
 
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== Sources ==
Stories:
 
* In the Netherlands (Aalkmar hospital), I was rushed to a hospital with an injury threatening my finger. I didn't have my documents with me (including [[EHIC card]]) and was explain to me by the doctor I should pay 200€ upfront for him to take a look at it. I found that morbid and went away.
 
* In Spain, I was surprised to discover all dental care is private. A filling costs 50-70€, and a presupuesto for a root canal treatment was 430€. So I needed to head back to my home country to get free healthcare.
 
* Got superb treatment in the UK by NHS (stitches). Got brought to Royal London Hospital by a local and no one wanted to see any documents.
 
 
 
 
 
Some sources:
 
 
* http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/insurance/travel/8615933/What-does-my-EHIC-entitle-me-to.html
 
* http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/insurance/travel/8615933/What-does-my-EHIC-entitle-me-to.html
  
  
  
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Revision as of 05:47, 19 January 2014

You have no Insurance, or are abroad and not covered, or you don't have your card with you, so what do you do?

  • trickery: switch the card with someone else
  • you need to go to a free / cheap place.

The intention of this document:

  • Have a map of places to navigate and get medical assistance when needed
  • Where to get checks and how to stay healthy?


Places

Free

Local / Stories

  • Slovenia: a basic visit to the doctor is 5€, a basic specialist visit. ER is free.
  • Netherlands:
    • (Aalkmar hospital)I was rushed to a hospital with an injury threatening my finger. I didn't have my documents with me (including EHIC card). The doctor sat down with me and explained I need to pay 200€ upfront for him to take a look at it. I found that morbid and went away.
  • Spain:
    • have to fill in papers to use the card
    • I was surprised to discover all dental care is private. A filling costs 50-70€, and a presupuesto for a root canal treatment was 430€. So I needed to head back to my home country to get free healthcare.
  • UK:
    • Got superb treatment in the UK by NHS (stitches). Got brought to Royal London Hospital by a local and no one wanted to see any documents.


General

  • Emergency treatment is free everywhere in Europe (?)
    • probably not
    • what is covered under ER?
  • Some countries have more accessible healthcare for others
  • We should get better at treating ourselves

Precautions

  • Take care of your problems in your home countries when you're there
  • Have a Basic medical kit with you

Dental care

Dentistry is a big problem:

  • Who would do it pro bono?
  • Where in Europe is it cheapest?
  • EHIC card seems to not cover dentistry. In Spain, all dental care is private.
  • Is DIY dentistry possible?

Self-cure

See Basic medical kit. Nomadbases should probably be better equipped, include a small pharmacy & tried natural remedies.

Feasible DIY medicine

  • first aid
  • stitching, removing stitches


Sources


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